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Hardcover If We Kiss Book

ISBN: 006056914X

ISBN13: 9780060569143

If We Kiss

(Book #1 in the If We Kiss Series)

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As discreetly as possible I pressed my right fist against my mouth and stuck my gum to the back of it, just in case this was going to turn into a kissing-type thing. Even in my inexperience, I knew you are not supposed to have gum in your mouth while you kiss. Kevin led me quickly around the side of the building, then stopped. I managed not to crash into him. I tried to look calm, cool, unperturbed. I told myself not to laugh, especially not a snorting...

Customer Reviews

6 ratings

Awesome book. Love it!

Absolutely loved reading this book, I had a hard time putting it down. Quick read only took me a day. I felt that the two characters were stuck between a strong love they could have had but it was okay. Overall satisfied with the book. Recommend giving this book a chance. Definitely worth a read.

Another great novel from Rachel Vail!

Rachel Vail captures exactly what happens in the mind of the teenage girl. She takes a would-be casual situation and makes it intense, real, and emotionally overpowering. 'If We Kiss' brings alive the truly insane and unfair nature of young love, and how life always gets in the way. You won't be sorry - I couldn't help but read this book in one sitting: I smiled, chortled, cried, and nodded solemnly at every word. Try Rachel Vail's newest book today, no matter your age; older audiences can definitely relate to it, as can younger one.

Amazing book!

GREAT BOOK!!! I love it. I love it. I love it! Embarrassment Kissing Lies Deceit Skiing Fabulous

The woes of falling in love from a 9th grader's perspective

Who doesn't dream about their first kiss? It will be romantic. It will be dreamy. It will be all that a girl ever wanted. Ninth-grader Charlotte (Charlie to her friends) has been thinking about her first kiss for years. But then one day, Charlie is taken out of her dream world when Kevin Lazarus grabs her hand and pulls her outside of the school. "Kevin led me quickly around the side of the building, then stopped. I managed not to crash into him. I tried to look calm, cool, unperturbed. I told myself not to laugh, especially not a snorting kind of laugh. "Wha--what did--" And then he kissed me. There I was, pressed up against the brick wall, kissing Kevin. A decorative sticking-out brick was digging into my backbone, but I didn't want to wreck my first kiss by readjusting. I squeezed my eyes shut and tried to concentrate." Charlie is taken aback by her kissing encounter, and then getting caught by the principal. (The decorative brick was right outside his window!) Instead of gossiping with her best friend Tess about Kevin, Charlie keeps it to herself, a decision that ends up coming back to haunt her. At a party soon after the Charlie-Kevin kiss, Kevin kisses Tess! And before she knows it, Tess and Kevin are dating and Charlie is caught up in a web of lies. Despite everything, Charlie still finds herself thinking about Kevin. Why did he kiss her? Did he still like her? He's now off-limits because Tess is dating him. To make him even more off-limits, Charlie finds out that her own divorced mother is dating Kevin's father! What is a girl to do when she's fallen for the one guy who she should stay away from? Author Rachel Vail has written THE FRIENDSHIP RING, as well as WONDER, EVER AFTER, DO-OVER, and DARING TO BE ABIGAIL. IF WE KISS is a fun, humorous book about the woes of falling for the not-so-perfect boy. The main character Charlie is down-to-earth and endearing. She's reminiscent of a young Bridget Jones. She winds up in humorous situations and works hard to get out of them. It's also refreshing to read a YA book about a 9th grader who's dealing with situations that are somewhere in between a middle grade reader and a more serious YA novel. [...]

This is a fantastic book

I loved IF WE KISS. It starts out just fun and funny, and so addictive I couldn't put it down. But as I kept reading I realized there was so much more to it -- it is all about love and how it changes everything. The narrator, Charlie, likes a boy she doesn't want to like. Kevin is not kind and sweet, for one. For two, he starts going out with Charlie's best friend, Tess, after he already kissed Charlie! And then, to make everything really crazy, his Dad is dating Charlie's mom. But she can't help it -- she likes him and she wants to be around him and she wants to kiss him again. There are secrets and little and then bigger betrayals, family and friend relationships all change... and through it all Charlie and Kevin and Tess and everybody else, even the minor characters in one or two scenes, feel so real I could swear I really know them. I care about them all and they are so funny but so full of worries and pain and love, too! I laughed and I cried and I just hope Rachel Vail will write a sequel because I need to know what happens next!!!

Buy this Book!

I absolutely loved If We Kiss. I was laughing out loud by page 3. Charlotte aka Charlie finally gets her first kiss from Kevin and gets caught by Mr. "Hair-Man". Embarrassed, Charlie decides not to tell anyone about this, not even her best friend Tess. However, things get sticky when Tess and Kevin become a couple. And even worse when her mom and Kevin's dad start dating. Now Charlie is lying to everyone, especially herself. She's afraid to reveal her true feelings for Kevin. But what happens when he seems to feel the same way about her? I couldn't put the book down. Vail is a fantastic author who definitely knows how to capture teen angst. This was fun fast read that teens will love and some adults will too. If you like books like `The Princess Diaries' or `Who's Your Daddy', you'll love this book. I will definitely be reading more of Rachel Vail's books in the future.
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