Second Helpings: A Novel - The Thirtieth Summary & Analysis

Megan McCafferty
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The Thirtieth Summary

Len ends up getting valedictorian and Jessica comes in second in the class. She gets to give her speech first, which is not the speech everyone expects from Jessica Darling. Her speech blows Len's predictable speech away. After the ceremony, Hope surprises Jessica. When Hope and Marcus shake hands in greeting, Jessica feels a sense of relief. She admits to living in the moment for the first time—and not worrying about the future so much. She also says her living in the moment is short lived.

Jessica includes a copy of her speech. It says that they probably all expect her to stand up and berate Pineville and Pineville High, but that isn't what she's going to do. She says she wouldn't change anything, not even the bad stuff, because all of it is what made her who she...

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