Friday, February 13, 2009

The ABCs of Kissing Boys - Tina Ferraro


Parker Stanhope has played soccer practically since she could walk. And now that she’s a high school junior, everything she’s worked for is finally coming together. She’s paid her dues on the field, and as an upperclassman, she’s a shoo-in for the varsity team. But that’s not what happens.

This year, Coach Hartley moved up every JV player but two—and one of those two was Parker. Now, she’s stuck with the freshmen, her friends are cutting her loose, and her love of the game is seriously beginning to fail. But Parker is determined to get her life back. She has to get on the varsity team, and she has the perfect plan. All she needs now is the right kind of coach.

The Simplified Version:

Plot: 18/20
Characters: 19/20
Writing: 19/20
Originality: 20/20
Entertainment: 10/10
Recommendation: 9/10
Total: 95/100
Rating: A, or five hearts.


This book described in one word: cute.

It was really, really cute. This is the first book I've read by Ferraro, but it's definitely not the last. I will be reading her previous works, as well as anything she writes in the future.

The story was very predictable, but I loved it nonetheless. I pretty much guessed what was going to happen in the first chapter, but it was written in such a way that I wanted to keep reading, keep reading, keep reading, and not stop. And that's pretty much what I did. From the time I got this book and started reading it. It was a quick paced book, and it only took me about a day and a half-ish to read it.

The characters each had their own quirks, which I liked, though. But while they had their own quirks, I wish that a few of the characters were described more. For example, some of Parker's old friends, and some of the girl's on the JV soccer team with her. The main characters were described really well, though.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice, light book to read during exams, which was when I read it. If you're looking for something light and fun, I would recommend this.



TinaFerraro said...

Hi, Hope! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book, and recommend it to friends. And when you called it something light to read during exams, that's exactly what I am aiming for. In fact, when my first book came out (Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress), I used to say it was an escape for a family car ride. I remembered many long, annoying drives when I was a teen, and how a fun, romantic book would turn the time into something worthwhile. Anyway, again, so glad you liked it, and thanks for reviewing it!

stargirlreads said...

glad you liked it :)

KD said...

oh this one looks really good! Great review and I am either going to steal or borrow City of Glass by the end of winter break no matter if you read it or not! Not even kidding... Well maybe a little... but seriously I will die If I cannot read it in the next week! lol Im almost done with Gone, so we can switch!

Bookworm said...

I haven't read any of Tina's books but I got this in the mail for review a few weeks yay, I'm glad to hear you liked it. (: Looks cute!

Ashley said...

I won this, but I have library books ahead of it! I really want to start it though. What to do?! :)