Who Is Marcus Flutie?

Who Is Marcus Flutie | Good Books & Good Wine

Disclaimer: I actually LOVE Richelle Mead’s books and totally know who Marcus Finch is because I am audio-ing The Indigo Spell as we speak.

Let’s be real. The only Marcus F. that matters is Marcus Flutie.  He entered the picture way before this usurper of the MF initials and will forever be the only MF of my heart. Chances are you totally know who Marcus Flutie is, but if not — I have hit up the twitter machine for answers.

Clearly, the twitters is in the know about Marcus Flutie. If you aren’t well. It’s time to meet him! He’s the main love interest of writing goddess Megan McCafferty’s Jessica Darling series — a 5 book series that follows protagonist Jessica Darling from high school all the way to post grad life. You guys there are so many things about Marcus Flutie that should make him unappealing. He’s a stoner. He is a white boy with dredlocks. He wears clothing ironically. He’s been all over the block if you know what I mean.

YET. YET. He has this total appeal. He’s incredibly smart. He’s very comfortable in his own skin and always seems to be above high school bullshit. We get to see him grow along with Jessica as the series progresses. While he makes questionable decisions, so does Jessica. McCafferty gives neither character a free pass — and honestly I love that. I love that we legit get to see Marcus Flutie as a human with faults and all. He starts out as an enigma, but you guys we actually get to go so much more in depth and he becomes totally realized and THAT IS WHY HE IS  THE ONLY MARCUS THAT MATTERS.

Also? Some choice quotes:

From Second Helpings:

“You, yes, you, linger inside my heart
The same you who stopped us before we could start.”

From Charmed Thirds and no it’s not a spoiler, we all know their relationship has ups and downs:

‘“I thought Marcus was going to be in my life forever. Then I thought I was wrong. Now he’s back. But this time I know what’s certain: Marcus will be gone again, and back again and again and again because nothing is permanent. Especially people. Strangers become friends. Friends become lovers. Lovers become strangers. Strangers become friends once more, and over and over. Tomorrow, next week, fifty years from now, I know I’ll get another one-word postcard from Marcus, because this one doesn’t have a period signifying the end of the sentence.

Or the end of anything at all.” ‘

From Sloppy Firsts:

“yet you forget
there will always be
a part of me in you
I taunted and tempted
with my forbidden fruit
does that make
the serpent too?”

From Perfect Fifths:

““Gone for a while
Hoping, always, to return
If you will let me””

I know, I know totally tantalizing out of context. But for real, you need to read Megan McCafferty’s series because it is AMAZE and you will be like oh goodness, how have I lived my entire life not knowing who Marcus Flutie is.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Love. This. Post. Marcus Flutie is the only MF in my book…:)

  2. So…even though we totes talked about this, for a moment I was like “Ugh, April, why are you on this OBNOXIOUS tour now. GO away.” But then I realized I was a judgmental jerk. lol

    Ack, Charmed Thirds Quote. I feel stressed just reading it. I am not ready for the doubting phase. I know it’s coming, and wahhhhh. He’s the best. Don’t mess shit up, Jessica!!!

  3. Hahaha, this post is so perfect. I remember him stealing my heart back in high school. Oh, Marcus.

  4. Loving the answers from people on twitter!

    You’ve made me want to re-read this series again (I really should do this every year!)

  5. Perfect in his imperfection

    My biggest lit crush ever

  6. Wait a minute, Marcus Finch is actually a book boy as opposed to a book villain? (For some reason I kept on think that he was someone like that janitor dude in Harry Potter, :\.) Anyway, of course I know Marcus Flutie. I only swooned for him (at him?) about a million times when I was reading the Darling series. Now if only I could meet him in real life or someone like him.

  7. THANK YOU for posting this. All of those Who is Marcus Finch posts are driving me crazy. This was a much-needed diversion. After just finishing Second Helpings, I am definitely starting to understand the appeal of Marcus Flutie. Can’t wait to continue with the series and understand the context of those teasers you provided!

  8. Holy Batman, April, YES!

    “He starts out as an enigma, but you guys we actually get to go so much more in depth and he becomes totally realized and THAT IS WHY HE IS THE ONLY MARCUS THAT MATTERS.”

    Perfectly spoken. This is one of the reasons I adore you.

  9. Ahaha, I LOVE this post! Every time I saw one of those “Who is Marcus Finch?” posts, my mind went to Marcus Flutie. Without fail. Good to know I wasn’t the only one. Long live the (correct) MF love! ♥

  10. Hello Marcus Flutie fans!

    This is American teen actor, Jacob Melton, who will be starring as Marcus Flutie aka “Aleck” in the new feature film, “Jessica Darling’s IT List” based upon the Jessica Darling’s It List: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection

    You will all love this film and the beginning of Marcus.

    Prepare to survive middle school.

    Based on the hit books, Jessica Darling—a smart, witty, opinionated girl heading into 7th grade—wasn’t too concerned about where she’d fit in the middle school hierarchy. But before her first day of school, her older sister—the super popular Bethany, now in college—decides to help by giving her the “IT List”—a cheat sheet on how to navigate the middle school maze and rise to the top of the popularity chain. The instructions appear simple enough, but, like life, nothing is as easy as it seems.

    Cast: Chloe East, Emma Rayne Lyle, Jane Sibbett, Eric Lutes, Abraham Benrubi, Blair Fowler, Ashley Liao, Eva Bella, Jane Widdop, Jacob Melton

    Available on Digital HD and On Demand 6/21
    Preorder Now: http://gwi.io/4rgp4u

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    Jessica Darling’s IT List – Official Trailer – MarVista Entertainment
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