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Skater Boy (First Kiss Club #1)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  436 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Do you...

Allow your parents to micromanage your life so you'll get into the "right" college (aka Dad's alma mater)?

Sign up gor a gazillion after-school activities to be more "well-rounded" (though at this point, you're so round, you may roll away!)

Hang out with fashion-obsessed Populars -- who don't accept anyone who doesn't embrace the color pink?

Kindle Edition, 181 pages
Published December 15th 2011 by NLA Digital Liaison Platform LLC (first published September 27th 2005)
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Megan (The Book Babe)
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Cheeesy. I can't even tell you about this book without it sounding cheesy--because it was. This book was one of the cheesiest books I've ever read! I can't--I'm not in a good place about this book. I thought that the writing was totally meh, and that the characters were extremely cliched. One day love was in play, and I don't think I've ever hated it more. It was cute in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, but that's
Jannat Bhat ( Obsessive Compulsive Reader)
Skater Boy is a young adult book and forms part of ‘the First Kiss Club’ series. The story is narrated by 15 year old Dawn, and charts her life as she struggles with her parent’s controlling nature and her first love.
The book is a sort of take on Romeo and Juliet – and Dawn herself likens her situation to the famous story. Dawn is part of the ‘in crowd’ at her private school, and is from the wealthy part of town. She’s destined to go to an Ivy League college and her life is mapped out by ‘the Ev
Zaara - thebookfreak
this book is so cute, i read it in the summer and this is a perfect book to read for the summer!
Melanie Marks
So far loving this book! Mari Mancusi is a great writer. If you like YA check her out!
Brandy Craun
I laughed, cried, and got a excited over this book. Very touching story.
If you've read other Mari Mancusi books then you should definitely check this one out. You won't be disappointed. She scored another hit with this book!!

If you are looking for a wonderful, light hearted, easy read this is it! Skater Boy is the story of 15 year old Dawn and her battle between dealing with her parents control issues and her first love.
The book has a Romeo and Juliet feel at times. Dawn is a kid from a priviledged family. She attends private school and is excpected to go to Harvar
Skater Boy is a young adult book and forms part of ‘the First Kiss Club’ series. The story is narrated by 15 year old Dawn, and charts her life as she struggles with her parent’s controlling nature and her first love.

The book is a sort of take on Romeo and Juliet – and Dawn herself likens her situation to the famous story. Dawn is part of the ‘in crowd’ at her private school, and is from the wealthy part of town. She’s destined to go to an Ivy League college and her life is mapped out by ‘the Ev
Mungkin mood seseorang punya kaitan langsung dengan rating yang akan diberikannya ke buku yang baru diselesaikan. Mungkin mood jugalah yang menyebabkan saya kecewa selama membaca buku ini. Dawn Ashley Miller adalah murid di SMU bergengsi tempat anak-anak orang kaya sekolah, lebih suka bicara tentang puisi, politik dari pada fashion, dan anak tunggal. Sebagai anak tunggal Dawn sudah diarahkan kedua orang tuanya untuk kuliah di Harvard, alumni sang bokap.

Kehidupan Dawn yang tenag tiba-tiba terusik
This story is a nice, quick read. Rich girl whose life is planned out by the Evil Ones (a.k.a. her parents) takes a step outside of her world and encounters life on the other side of the tracks. There she meets and falls in love with a poor skater boy named Sean. With Sean, she finds freedom to be who she wants to be and not what her parents want her to be. Plus, he’s a hottie and that always helps! Her new found rebellion allows her the opportunity to see that her goals (and not her parents' go ...more
Lisa Ray
If you're looking for a cute but also funny book then you will like this book or maybe even love it. I loved this book because it can teach others not to judge people by where they live but by their personalities and by how they treat others. I mean the main girl character came from a very rich family but she's still a good girl . Then she met this guy that's from not so good neighboorhood. But he still was a good guy . even though he wasn't raised in the best of ways.And he treated people with ...more
I bought this book after I saw it featured on Nook Lovers, which is site that complies affordable books for the Nook. The ebook was going for a good price and I had the money, so I decided to buy it. Add to the fact that it's by a author I enjoy.

Dawn is the sheltered heroine who becomes fed up with all the pressure her parents put on her. First she meets the girl Starr and then the boy from the other side of the track, Sean. I've been a big fan of Romeo and Juliet since I was in high school, so
3.5 stars.

This is a fast (181 pages) read. Although it had drama, I would call it YA light.

It touches on several important topics like class, alcoholism, pressure from parents, sexual assault but very lightly.

The romance is at warp speed and at 15 years old she's met her soul mate.

Dawn hates her parents, calling them the Evil Ones.

I sort of wanted to roll my eyes at times while reading the book but then took a second to think of myself at that age and everything did seem that BIG and dramatic a
Jessica Meier
I was looking for a quick read and this book did the trick. I can't say that I was pulled into the story as I have been with other books, but it did keep my interest. Dawn is a daughter of a rich family that has over scheduled her life, meaning she has no life essentially. Enter Starr the rebellious daughter of the head master of the school and Dawn sees the world from a different perspective. Enter Skater Boy aka Sean and instant attraction and 'love'. The relationship moves a little fast for m ...more
3 She-Was-A-Teen-He-Was-ATeen Stars

*I don't feel like reviewing anything right now, someday later maybe? ;)

This book is so cool. I read it in two days!
This girl Dawn has people run her life for her and she's tired of it.
The evil ones (as she calls her parents) are stuck eith the idea of having their daughter enrolled in Harvard even though she's not into that idea AT ALL. She likes writing poetry and she thinks it's silly
because she knows nobody makes money that way today.
She's tired of being a goody-goody and starts hanging out with "bad" people (starr,sean) and people on the wrong side of town (ak
It perceives a story about being what you are and not being what you ought others think you should be. This just gives a tingle when I read it, followed by the thoughts of dread as to where she is headed when she goes out to decide that she would be trying to be on her way out her miss little goody too shoes personality. But when it settle to me that Sean is just what balances her and her state of thinking she doesn't belong. I was perpetually happy when her parents(formerly called The Evil Ones ...more
Katrina Knittle
This is a nice, cute, and quick story to read. To sum up the book it's about a rich girl. Her life is already planned out for her by her parents. She ends up taking a step out of her normal life and encounters life on the wrong side of the track. From there she meets a boy and falls in love with him. The book has it's flaws. One of the biggest would be how easily her parents changed there minds. And I wish the ending would have been a little more realistic. But other then that cute read and defi ...more
Aug 11, 2014 Eden rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teenage girls and hopelessly romantics
4 stars

Sk8ter Boy tells the sweet love story of Dawn Millers, a wealthy and sheltered fifteen-year-old girl with controlling parents, and Sean McNally, a poor seventeen-year-old skater boy from the wrong part of town.

This book is a very light and easy read; a modern take on the Romeo and Juliet story (without the tragic ending!).

Teenage girls and hopelessly romantics will definitely enjoy this book.
A. Ch'arc
I bought this cheesy little thing off a small rack in a grocery shop. I'd wanted it as a time killer, something to occupy me until I could head over to the library in a couple days. It's a classic Hallmark or Lifetime film in book version, the sort of thing I don't usually go for; however, I didn't mind it all too much, in fact, I'd even say parts of it were cute. It served its purpose withal.
Skater Boy was a cute story about a rich girl who falls for a poor boy. It wasn’t too deep and it was quick to read. However, I felt the story was cut off too soon and could’ve been longer. I would’ve like to have learned more about Starr and watched a buildup of Dawn and Sean falling for each other vice love at first sight. Still it was a good read. I read in less than 6 hours.
Sally Hannoush
"Skater Boy" is a great read. It evokes emotion every step of the way as if I am right there with Dawn and her friends. Dawn is 15 years old and trying to break free from her parents tight hold and expectations. She takes a walk on the wild side when she meets a new friend, Starr. Who knew rebellion could be so much fun? This book is very easy to relate to and highly recommended.
I read Sk8er Boy in my earlier years of high school and enjoyed it. While the plotline is a little cliche/silly it is very well written. It's the type of book that's a good quick read for a day on the beach. As previous reviewers mentioned there is a good amount of themes teens can relate to in the story.
Carla ♥
super sa-woooon!!!
Loved the story so much ..

i've been pining for this book since last year, i finally got to read it .. and i am so not disappointed .. :)

was not able to sleep last night and was able to finish this book .. totally worth the sleepless night .. hahahah :D

It was good. it could have been better but whatever haha. uhh well i liked her other books a lot better in comparison to this one but i still liked it. I'd read it again if i was bored or went on a road trip since its a fast read and could probably be read within a a day or less.
Valynne Maetani
I wish that they had half stars because I think I would have given this a 3.5. I, admittedly, liked this book better than I thought I would. I guess I can relate to the skater boys I hung out with in high school and the rich preppy kids I went to school with.
This book was very "teen-esque" in its writing, but the story however cliche, was captivating and i wanted to keep reading, so much that I read straight through my deadline to finish it. Recommended for avid readers of all books or teens in general.
Originally bought for a quick read at a Dollar General's while staying with a family member, it is now one of my all time favs. I carry it around in my purse so I can read it if board and have bookmarked all my fav parts. Love it!
A Book Vacation
Very cite read with a great number of themes for teens. I wish it dealt more with skating though because I'm looking for a book my male students would like, and a lot of them are in to skating. I'll just have to keep looking.
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Mari Mancusi used to wish she could become a vampire back in high school. But she ended up in another blood sucking profession --journalism -- instead. Today she works as a freelance TV producer and author of books for teens and adults.

When not writing about creatures of the night, Mari enjoys traveling, cooking, goth clubbing, watching cheesy horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure--vide
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