IF WE KISS by Rachel Vail


Age Range: 14 & up
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Kisses take on a whole new dimension in this touching and tangled teen drama. High-school freshman Charlotte, “Charlie,” doesn’t fit in with the sports crowd or the brainy set and she’s never been kissed. Although Charlie admits she’s “ready to kiss someone,” she is startled when the class Romeo, Kevin Lazarus, unexpectedly French kisses her at school, triggering a series of bewildering events. As she sorts through her own feelings for Kevin, Charlie discovers her best friend Tess has also fallen for him. To complicate matters further, Charlie’s mother announces she has fallen in love with Kevin’s divorced father. With a crush on her best friend’s boyfriend—her future stepbrother—Charlie faces one moral dilemma after another, but she does it with humor and a certain charm. A confused Charlie ends up spending her freshman year trying to diagnose what’s going on, what she really wants and who’s kissing whom. Amazing what one kiss can do. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-06-056914-X
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2005


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