Sunday, April 6, 2008
If We Kiss by Rachel Vail
Charlie is fourteen and never been kissed. That all changes, however, when one day, unexpectedly, Kevin just leads her around to the side of the school and kisses her. A week later, at Charlie's party, Kevin asks Tess, Charlie's best friend out. Charlie hadn't told anybody about the kiss yet. And then she falls herself falling for Kevin - who Tess is in love with.
This get even more interesting when Kevin's dad and Charlie's mom start to date and eventually get married. Dealing with so much at the same time, how will Charlie deal with it? And keeping secrets from Tess is a first for her... how will that end up?
I thought If We Kiss was a good book. Nothing excellent, though. I felt that for fourteen, Charlie was very immature. Or maybe it's just me being a very mature fourteen year old, I don't know. I could really relate to her, though, and the book had me laughing out loud at some places. Overall, it was okay, just not excellent.