Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wilson, Jacqueline. Kiss

Wilson, Jacqueline. Kiss
Roaring Press see Millbrook 2010 248p 16.99
978-1-59643-242-0 hs Realistic Fiction VG-BN
Sylvie has always been in love with her best friend, Carl, and she is waiting for their relationship to move from the platonic to the romantic. But Carl has other ideas. This realistic novel pulls the reader in right away, with very good characterizations, descriptions of teen social life (in the UK), lots of emotional honesty and good writing. Sylvie is a character with whom one can empathize, and yet at times you want to shake her and ask why she cannot see the obvious about her crush on Carl. Although it is easy to see where things are heading with their friendship, the reader will stick with this one because of the interesting situations and personalities involved in the story. Recommended for high school students, maybe even 8th graders. For high-school girls who like realistic fiction
Kennedy, Carol

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