We get a bit of a time jump and things are going well. Clarissa is the queen of DIY and is writing a lot. She turned down a spot on Norm’s MTV show. Her parents are working things out and her dad is rediscovering his self-esteem. Ferguson is still running around with Russians and the SEC but even that seems to be going well. Dartmoor has come around and stopped being such a jerk.
Clarissa’s thoughts were still on Nick and that’s when a letter from Sam arrived. Clarissa couldn’t open it and that’s when she realized that Sam was living his life by the sea. She always assumed he’d follow her around, but he had a life and a job that he loved. She stood by the river where Nick and her first date was and as she turned to leave she heard a voice. It was Nick. Turns out Nick moved back to NYC and was trying to find Clarissa.
The book ends up with the following quote:
“… I understand that sometimes the only explanations that really matter are the ones that don’t require a single word.”
I thought that was quite fitting for a book that originated from a series called Clarissa Explains It All.
I enjoyed this book more than I expected to. It certainly had some flaws (annoying accents, annoying characters) but overall it was a fun story. I’m not sure how well this is going to age since it shoved every social media name into it (The Second Life reference already hasn’t aged well) but I think this is the type of book that is for a very niche audience. It wasn’t written to bring in new fans and it wasn’t written completely as fan service. Instead, it was something in the middle. It was weird, quirky, and different, a lot like the original TV show and for that I am appreciative.
Thank you to Michael for suggesting this fun little book club. It’s been one heck of a journey and I’ve enjoyed reading all your thoughts.
Be sure to check out Michael’s thoughts about this book over at Random Thoughts and Ponderings