The Mall

Megan McCafferty

fiction Contemporary Young Adult
emotional funny lighthearted fast-paced
New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty returns to her roots with this YA coming of age story set in a New Jersey mall.

The year is 1991. Scrunchies, mixtapes and 90210 are, like, totally fresh. Cassie Worthy is psyched to spend the summer after graduation working at the Parkway Center Mall. In six weeks, she and her boyfriend head off to college in NYC to fulfill The Plan: higher education and happily ever after.

But you know what they say about the best laid plans...

Set entirely in a classic “monument to consumerism,” the novel follows Cassie as she finds friendship, love, and ultimately herself, in the most unexpected of places. Megan McCafferty, beloved New York Times bestselling author of the Jessica Darling series, takes readers on an epic trip back in time to The Mall.

What the community thinks

summary of 31 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

funny 100%
lighthearted 100%
emotional 75%
hopeful 75%
adventurous 25%
inspiring 25%
reflective 25%

Pace

fast 75%
medium 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 100%

Average rating

3.69