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The Kissing Booth ( The Kissing Booth #1)

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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  5,593 ratings  ·  655 reviews
Meet Rochelle Evans: pretty, popular--and never been kissed. Meet Noah Flynn: badass, volatile--and a total player. And also Elle's best friend's older brother...

When Elle decides to run a kissing booth for the school's Spring Carnival, she locks lips with Noah and her life is turned upside down. Her head says to keep away, but her heart wants to draw closer--this romance
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Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Published December 13th 2012 by RHCP Digital
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Lindsey
iBooks was promoting this one as a fun new YA book so I picked it up. Couldn't even finish it, it was that bad. The girls "chirped" all the time, the guys smirked and threw punches, and there were typos all over the place. Not to mention, the author set the book in California but is clearly British herself, and didn't bother to change any of the lingo or spelling (Tell me, what California 17-year-old wears jumpers and trousers?). There was no character development and the whole thing just...suck ...more
Foreverhopeful21
I haven't actually finished this book, but right now, I'm about to give up on it. Considering it's a Wattpad story, I'm not really surprised. Don't get me wrong,; for a story originally posted on a site like WattPad, this is good, and I'm not surprised at the number of readers that it has on that site. HOWEVER, I was hoping for something a little bit better than what I got.

Allow me to explain. I didn't find this story on WattPad; my mom told me about how a 17 year old had gotten a 3-book deal w
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Cora Linn
This is more of a 3.5 than a 4.

This book was pretty sweet.

I'd recommend this book to younger teens. It's the kind of story I would have lapped up when I was thirteen and fourteen, very fluffy and girly.

I certainly got exasperated at points. I couldn't understand why she (or anyone!) wanted to be with Noah: he was definitely a bully. Threatening and physically hurting other guys just for talking to her? I beg your pardon? He controlled her love life and she never even knew, then when she did find
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Tara
This book was picked up by Random House after the popularity of it on Wattpad caught their attention. Beth Reekles lives in the UK and is seventeen years old. This is her debut novel. And, well, it could have been good.

The story centers around Rochelle Evans. She's a popular girl but hasn't really been on dates, mostly because her best friend's big brother has been overly protective and threatens any guy that tries to date her. Which is strange, since being the brother of her best friend doesn't
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Bea
I read this a few months ago, when it was already completed. Therefore, I didn't have to endure the suffering of waiting for the author to update.
Wattpad has offered me a lot of stories to read; in fact, some of those I've read have been published. I'm surprised to find The Kissing Booth on Goodreads (I'm not sure why), but it's here and I'm giving it 5 bright stars.

Emotional fangirl:
I don't know how I stumbled upon Wattpad, but I sure am glad I did. The Kissing Booth was one of the first few st
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Marina
I really did find this a fast, sweet romance. What kind of made me only give it 3 stars was how young the MC, Elle, was, and how she was doing things no 16 year old should. She was at parties until 2 in the morning, drinking, jumping up on tables and dancing in front of intoxicated boys, and having sex. Dude, I'm 17, and I can't imagine myself doing any of those things anytime soon. And her father apparantly had no problem with all that she was doing, even sending her with alcohol when she is un ...more
Carie
This book was pretty terrible. For many reasons.

For brevity's sake, I will limit my review to one main reason it was terrible: it was written by a 17 year old girl. The writing was ok (I'm being generous, because she is after all 17.) The main problem is a 17 year old girl can't write realistic fiction realistically. The author writes about exactly the kind of world that a 17 year old THINKS they live in: no rules, no accountability, no consequences. A world where you get want you want, just by
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Tallulah Belle
(Disclaimer: I am not a part of the target audience for this book, being decades past my teen-age years. I am just someone who reads books from all genres.)

I will start off by saying kudos to 17-year old Beth Reekles for being able to write a novel, and for being able to reach such a large number of readers on Wattpad.

With that being said, what follows is a short review, because frankly, I feel like I've devoted too much time to this book already just by reading it and actually being able to fi
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Natalie
Reading all the other reviews for this book I am quite shocked as to wonder why people have rated it so poorly. The Kissing Booth was an easy read novel which I easily finished in a day.

It is about a 16 year old girl named Rochelle, she also goes by the name Elle or Shelly. Rochelle & her best friend Lee have to come up with an idea for their booth for the carnival at school. After a lot of thinking they finally come up with the idea of creating a Kissing Booth. Lee has an older brother nam
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Penélope.
DNF 35%

Mira, mira, mira. Menuda decepción.

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Nunca os fiéis de una sola reseña. N U N C A. Es recomendable leer varias para saber opiniones distintas, porque vamos, ¿qué narices es esto? He de decir que me ha sido imposible terminar esto. Y digo esto porque no tengo otra manera de nombrarlo.

Obviamente si quereís una historia infantil sobre una chica y el hermano de su mejor amiga y su (atención) "super-mega-absolutamente bonita historia de amor" os lo recomiendo. Para las personas que tengan un p
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Hillary
I picked up this book with feelings of jittery excitement and high expectations, but halfway through, I was already forcing myself to get the money's worth out of it by finishing it.

It was not an easy task, trust me.

Let me start by saying I am an active reader on Wattpad and I spotted this because it was a sample, saying it was published by Random Houses. I thought, "Wow what an achievement by a young writer" because most published writers from Wattpad were self published, not picked up by profe
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Lisa Jayne
Younger readers dream ...

I'm TEN PLUS years too late reading this book, it is a 'YOUNG' YA, the dialogue is cliched and storyline is predictable.

SWEET, CUTE and FLUFFY - Quick easy read. Unfortunately I found the immaturity of the characters grated on me at points in the story ... The positives include well thought out plot, lovely ending, easy going read, a glimpse of first love.

A young high school student falls in love with her best friends brother. Along the way the main character and her fri
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Kirstin
Yada yada. Another story I've read from Wattpad. Review later. Will try to be nice with this one.
Edit 1:
Just because a story is very popular in Wattpad, doesn't mean it's good.
Cydni
I think some of the things I'm going to say could be considered spoilers so that's just a forewarning in case they are...

The main problems I had with the book are that about 2/3 of the way through the book everything hits the fan, which you expect to happen obviously, but for some reason everything flip-flops. All of a sudden Noah is the bad guy when Rochelle was the one making the stupid decisions. When he comes back, he's saying he'll "do it right this time" and he's the enemy to her dad and h
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Alysha
I had seen this book around but I wasn't particularly interested in it. The plot line isn't something I would usually go for. I stumbled across a book haul on youtube and saw this book and the booktuber (i think it was @inthebookcorner but I am not entirely sure) was explaining about how it was discovered on wattpad and a 17 year old girl had written it! After hearing that I immediately sparked interest. I didn't go hunting for the book but when I stumbled across it at the library, I just picked ...more
Elisha Ruzgal
It dragged on. I tried to like it, but I couldn't. I got bored and I just felt like I should hurry up so I could get rid of it on my "currently reading" list.

Rochelle was annoying. She kept on complaining that Noah was too overprotective of her. He was. But he had good reason. Sometimes. Because the other part of the sometimes isn't really reasonable enough. He's just too possessive it's not even cute or romantic. It's annoying.

The only redeeming quality that obviously stood out was Lee. But he
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FreeBee
After receiving a copy of this book on net galley I thought that I would give it a go with high expectations . I really liked the characters. Although, I thought the author could have used some more depth, especially, Flynn(Noah). He was supposed to be a huge “player” but we never see that side of him.Then there's Rochelle who is also called as Elle who has crushed on him forever but he’s never treated her like anything but a kid sister that is until the Kissing Booth at the high school carnival ...more
Lily
The rating is more like 1.5 stars but as i like the story line of "falling in love with best friends hot older brother" and the whole kissing booth concept so i gave it 2.

What I assumed was that the story revolved around the kissing booth and that the climax would be there in the "booth".. not that the kissing booth concept would be over in first few chapters.
Rochelle has a crush on Lee's(who is her BFF) brother Noah and they end up sneaking behind Lee's back for some happy time.
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Karen Samson
Ok. First of, when I saw that this book was being sold in bookstores, I was shocked. I read stories in wattpad, and I've read one of Beth Reekles's story; Rolling Dice. It was pretty good. Most parts of the story were in some ways unique. The lead character ended up with someone I did not exactly expect her to end up with. Her break up with her boyfriend was unanticipated and everything was... I wouldn't say unpredictable but... Perhaps it was not completely clichè. Unlike The Kissing Booth.

So y
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Danielle
The Kissing Booth...no.

Let's start with that. It's just a big fat disgusting no. Do you know how excited I was to read this? All other commitments were abandoned for this! YOU BETRAYED ME. YOU HEAPED THIS SHIT ON ME. I AM DEEPLY HURT BY THIS BETRAYAL. Oh, you want to know why I've been left so wounded? I feel as if the author was being sneaky by pouncing on me with the mess that is Noah. I felt so uncomfortable reading about his and Elle's relationship, like honestly I felt like abandoning the
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Jessica
Well.. I can't exactly say I'm a little bit surprised. Actually, I could be seeing as this got published. I realize that this girl is about 18 and it's a great accomplishment to be published at that age but seriously, if Random House was looking for an aspiring author on Wattpad, they could've went with a girl with a lot more talent. This story is perfect for Wattpad, a website teeming with 13-14 year olds trying to read a 'good internet book', but for real readers.. I just don't see a huge appe ...more
Kristi
Hmmm.... this one was cute. It was a really fast read. I anticipate younger YA fans really loving this one. Although they might not want Rochelle as a role model...

I read a bound galley and not a finished copy. I'm wondering if some of the dialogue is going to be changed in the final draft. I know that the author is not a native to the states, and you could tell at times. I don't think I've ever heard a guy at any age say "a bit of a bruise."

I believe this one is part of a trilogy and I'm inte
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Clur
Jan 21, 2013 Clur rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya-na
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Nikoleta
Ποοοσο αδιάφορο βιβλίο;; Γιατί η συγγραφέας μπήκε στη διαδικασία να αντιγράψει την Anastasia και τον Grey για λυκειόπαιδα; Δεν ταιριάζει καθόλου!!! Η αγνή και πολύ καλή για να είναι αληθινή και ο κτητικός τελειομανής κουκλος που όλες πέφτουν στα ποδια του, μονο που μιλάμε για 16 και 18 χρονών...δεν ταίριαζε...
Patrizia
Mi primer beso es una historia entretenida, divertida y romántica, muy romántica, que nos sumerge en la historia de un primer amor adolescente. La naturalidad y la frescura de la autora a la hora de narrar las primeras experiencias sentimentales, tales como el primer beso o la primera cita, te enamorará desde la primera página. Sin duda un libro muy recomendado para cualquier lector que le guste un romance adolescente sencillo.
Kim
This one was 3.5 stars i think. The author has the potential there, definitely, but I think she needs to grow up and get some life experiences under her belt. 1) the parents in the book, are really unrealistic. every single parent was okay with underage drinking parties, hotel rooms after prom, spending the night at another guys house. 2) the kissing booth- really? nowadays i would pay you 600 bucks to shut the booth down, rather than encourage people to kiss random strangers. who knows where th ...more
Hazellie
I loved this book, not so much because of the love story... though that was nice too, but I loved that Elle's best friend Lee, is a boy, and it wasn't a story of falling in love with your guy best friend, and he wasn't gay either.

I really liked the relationship between Elle and Lee, and I thought that was the best part of the story.

Elle's relationship with Noah was pretty great too, I thought, I just didn't understand the part where he "left her in the lurch". I don't see that he did anything
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Marj
i was more than halfway through when i found out that this book was written by a 17 year old girl. now the whole story and the writing makes sense. it was written by a young girl who is writing about her experience or how other people her age acts. i still dont like the book because of so many things:
1. noah - he's described as a bad boy, violence junkie yet is a straight a student who got into harvard -- very unrealistic, and he never got punished for his misdeeds and he's still one of the most
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Katie
As a YA book, I really did expect more. But let me recap a little without spoiling too much.

The beginning, VERY impressive. The writing started out well, the characters seemed to be natural and the plot seemed pretty decent with some potential.

Middle...meh. It all fell apart, the characters became fancy little cutouts with over-used scripts. The events seemed a whole of a hell lot less likely and the plot went into a death spiral, figuratively. I was disappointed that the author just decided to
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Joanna Paula Cailas
A friend wrote to me about this book as a motivational prod in the butt to get moving in writing my own (Thanks again, Mike!). It was motivational, all right. I had high expectations because the Random House person who picked this up from its Wattpad fame said the book "is in fantastic shape."

Well, can't argue with that. If it's unedited, the grammar was certainly flawless. But it's obvious this was written by a seventeen-year-old who reads what most other seventeen-year-olds read these days (T
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