Friday, December 23, 2011

Confessions of a Serial Kisser by Wendelin Van Draanen

Confessions of a Serial Kisser by Wendelin Van Draanen

Release Date: May 13, 2008
Publisher: Knopf
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 297

Synopsis: Evangeline Logan wants a kiss. A spectacular, heart-stopping, life changing kiss. Somehow The Crimson Kiss (a romance novel she’s become obsessed with) and Four Steps to Living Your Fantasy (a self-help book she’s reading) have fused in Evangeline’s mind and sent her on a quest for a kiss. But the path to perfection is paved with many bad kisses—the smash mouth, the ear licker, the “misser.” The phrase “I don’t kiss and tell” means nothing to the boys in her school. And worse: someone starts writing her name and number on bathroom walls. And worst of all: the boy she's just kissed turns out to be her best friend’s new crush. Kissing turns out to be way more complicated than the romance novels would have you believe . . .

                                                                My Review
I picked this up off my bookshelf and decided to give it a try since I've had for almost 8 months now.I have ''Flipped'', another book of Wendelin's that was actually turned into a movie and I rated it 3 of 5 stars. Definitely not my favorite writing style but definitily one worth checking out.Yet again this book has a divorce in it!

    After a nasty divorce of her parents, Evangeline is always down in the dumps. When she and her mom move into a condo about a mile away from her best friend, she immediately feels even worse. There has always been one special place that she will always love ''Groove Records'' where you can buy any type of older music.
    When Lily is cleaning under her moms bed, she finds romance novels. One is titled '' The Crimson Kiss''. Lily is now in love with that book and is on the hunt for her own ''crimson kiss''. She shares everything with her best friend and even this. When she decides to get a makeover so maybe she'll get noticed by the ''hot guy'', she is immediatly noticed and when he kisses her, his ex-girlfriend, Sunshine, spots them and now hates Evangeline.
    After several attempts at a ''crimson kiss'', Lily accidentally kisses her best friends crush, but will he tell?
On top of that, her mom is forgiving her dad and now she has to deal with seeing her mom parked in their old houses driveway next to her dad's car on the walk to her friend's house. Then she kisses her best friends brother, Brody, on accident.
      Lily's name and number start ending up on urinals and people are prank calling her now. Will Evangeline find her ''crimson kiss'' or will she just have a huge mess to clean up?

                                                                       4/5 STARS




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