Interview: Author ‘Megan McCafferty’ Talks Her Great New Young Adult Novel The Mall

In 2013, she launched a series of middle-grade prequels. The first book inspired JESSICA DARLING’S IT LIST, starring Chloe East, co-produced by Debby Ryan and featured on Netflix. She also wrote the futuristic satires BUMPED and THUMPED, described in Publisher’s Weekly as “sharply funny and provocative” and edited the anthology SIXTEEN: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday (2004). She has contributed to several fiction and nonfiction anthologies including Dear Bully (2011), My Little Red Book (2009), Does This Book Make Me Look Fat? (2008) and Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned From Judy Blume (2007). Before she was a novelist she wrote and edited for Glamour, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan among many other national magazines. Her work has been translated into fourteen languages including German, French, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish and Hungarian.

Megan lives with her husband and son in Princeton, New Jersey where she volunteers for Good Grief and is also a Princeton University Community Fellow for Mathey College

Check out her website here, Twitter and Facebook. The book is in stores on Tuesday, July 28th from Wednesday Books. You can listen below to the interview.

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.

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