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In the Bag

3.49 of 5 stars 3.49  ·  rating details  ·  1,190 ratings  ·  276 reviews
A European vacation. A luggage mix-up. A note from a secret admirer.

Meet two single parents who think they're too busy to date.
And two teenagers who can't stop writing flirty emails.
This is a tale of connections—missed and made—in a universe that seems to have its heart set on reuniting Ms. 6B and Mr. 13C.

Webb
I can't believe I picked up the wrong bag at the airport. My d
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ebook, 320 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Dd
Funny and sweet.The story of two single parents and their teenage children.The story has been written from all of their perpectives alternately.But it lacked any real solid point.The author tried to present something like the comedy of errors but it was not so interesting.The ending was a bit stupid too.

Overall it was an o.k read.Recommended for people who want to layoff intense for a while and want a light,uncomplicated read.
Jessica
The main reason I wanted to read this book was the cover. I feel like I'm always saying this, but it's so true! If a book looks good, I'm bound to pick it up, often without even reading the back cover. But once I read the back cover, I knew I was going to love this book! So I sent a request to the publisher and was ecstatic to get a review copy!

This book is about a father and son who travel to Spain and a mother and daughter who travel to France. They're on the same flight when the son and daug
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Samantha
Fluffy, light romance that reads like a romcom. Single parents traveling with single tech-savvy teenagers leads to misunderstandings galore in this travel-inspired tale of love. This is a good vacation read, a good in between book, a good book to read before bed (if that's part of your nightly routine), overall it's something you can just sit back and enjoy.

That being said, there were some things that annoyed me about this book. While the teenagers were pretty well written in terms of motivatio
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Chelsey
Kate Klise does a fantastic job of changing perspectives and channeling both female and male teenage characters as well as female and male adult characters. Each chapter is titled with the name of the character’s thoughts or actions that you are reading. Everything was kept organized and it was very easy to follow along with this story. Klise had amazing interpretations of how teenagers would react in this scenario and then used a more socially acceptable lingo when speaking as the adults, Andre ...more
Ali Elisabeth
I found this book to be incredibly banal. The story is told in alternating chapters from the perspective of the 4 main characters, Daisy and her daughter Coco and Andrew and his son Webb; however, all 4 characters are incredibly boring and self-absorbed! The book is predominately spent on the characters inner monologues which are all self-absorbed, insecure, and dull.
The plot of bags being mixed up at the airport and the teens plot to switch them back and the hijinks that ensued had such potent
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Julie - Book Hooked Blog
In The Bag is the perfect summer book. It follows a mother/daughter and father/son who are travelling in Europe and have an unlikely bag mix up that results in a flurry of emails, missed connections, and cute/quirky misunderstandings. It's short and light and the perfect beach read.


Writing
The author does an excellent job of capturing both adult and teen voices. The book is divided into sections narrated by each main character. In the adult-narrated sections, we see the angst and moodiness of te
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Nancy
Goodreads: A successful chef and single mother, Daisy Sprinkle, is on vacation with her teenage daughter, Coco, who picks up the wrong duffle bag at the airport. That situation is not improved by the note Daisy finds tucked into her carry-on, apparently from the man in 13-C. Daisy is in no mood for secret admirer notes or dinner dates. Or even men, for that matter.

Andrew doesn’t know what possessed him to do something like that. Hitting on strange women on airplanes is definitely not his typical
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Jenna
I read this within three hours while I was waiting between classes. Kate Klise is ranked my second favorite author, behind Kresley Cole. While In the Bag was not completely epistolary, I appreciated the emails, plane tickets, and especially notes interspersed into the novel. In the Bag is the story of a case of mistaken luggage at a Parisian airport. Gentle art designer father Andrew and his laid-back son Webb catch a flight to Paris for an art gallery exhibit in Spain. Uptight sous chef Daisy a ...more
Sabrina
THE COVER IS BEAUTIFUL AND THE BOOK IS WONDERFUL AND I JUST LOVE ALL OF IT!
Plot
One big mix-up at the airport is just the start of the destined romance between a pair of teens hoping to find themselves in the world, and two single parents who need to be reminded that your job doesn't have to be your whole world.
Characters
Coco- Personally, she is my favorite. She's 18 years old and ready to go off to college to be a psychologist. Coco doesn't date, her school work is her life. She's a perfec
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Luanne Ollivier
I know where you might find copies of Kate Klise's adult debut novel In the Bag this summer ..... in quite a few beach bags! It's absolutely perfect for summer reading - sweet, charming, light and fun.

Chef and single mom Daisy is on her way to Paris to take a much needed vacation with her teenage daughter Coco. Single dad Andrew is on that same flight with his teenage son Webb on their way to Spain. When Andrew accidently spills a glass of wine on Daisy, he feels terrible....but also smitten. Da
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Melissa
Adorable...couldn't put it down!

"A successful chef and single mother, Daisy Sprinkle, is on vacation with her teenage daughter, Coco, who picks up the wrong duffle bag at the airport. That situation is not improved by the note Daisy finds tucked into her carry-on, apparently from the man in 13-C. Daisy is in no mood for secret admirer notes or dinner dates. Or even men, for that matter. Andrew doesn’t know what possessed him to do something like that. Hitting on strange women on airplanes is def
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Anjana
In The Bag is told from the POV of four people - Daisy, her daughter Coco, Andrew and his son Webb. As it can happen with identical bags, Webb picks up Coco's bag at the Paris Airport and Coco picks Webb's, obviously by mistake. This accident leads to 4 people finding love in the most unexpected way possible.

It was the cover that first attracted me to this book and after reading a sample chapter, I knew I'd like this.
This was such an adorable book! On one side we have Webb and Coco with their
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Maria M. Elmvang
I picked this up on a whim after seeing it on a "Top Ten Travelling Books" list somewhere. It sounded cute, so I figured "why not" - and as so often happens when I have no particular expectations, I ended up being utterly charmed by it :)

The story itself is nothing special - pretty run-of-the-mill YA - but the characters are so real that I couldn't help being taken in by them. I like the way the story chances POV in each chapter, giving us insight into all four main characters that we wouldn't h
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Sheila
This was an absolutely adorable read. It was a feel good book. I loved it.

Coco and her mother Daisy go to Paris for a vacation when Daisy once more quits her job. Andrew takes his son Webb with him as he goes to Madrid for work. Coco and Webb's bags are interchanged. The teens start e-mailing each other unbeknownst to their parents. Daisy, as a favor to her friend, does the food for the art exhibition that Andrew has been designing. They start talking. What happens is a wild ride. With old fashi
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Annalynn
Loved this cute little book! I picked it up because my nine year old son likes the author's "Regarding the Fountain" series and her "43 Old Cemetery Rd" series, and I was more than a little intrigued when I saw this cover that looked more like a book which I would like than he would. Turns out I was right. I've rounded up my 4.5 stars because I enjoyed the book so much - its set in Paris, Madrid and Barcelona, and involves a mother-daughter and a father-son and how they come to meet and fall in ...more
Valérie Carreau
Du coté de l’histoire:
C'est avec une erreur de valises que commence l’histoire entre la famille Sprinkle et la famille Nelson. Lors de son arrivée à Madrid, Webb en vacances avec son père, se rend compte que la valise qu'il a entre les mains n'est malheureusement pas la sienne. Pendant ce temps là, à Paris, Coco qui voyage avec sa mère, constate elle aussi qu'il y a eu erreur de bagage à l’aéroport .La jeune fille va donc envoyer un mail au jeune homme et s’enchaine alors un échange virtuel ent
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E.L. Dawn
I stumbled upon this book while I was looking for information on a different series Kate Klise had worked on, her delightful 43 Old Cemetery Road books for children. I like her children’s books so much that I jumped at the chance to read a book by her that was geared for an older audience. Kate once again managed to tell me a story from a completely unique perspective. In the Bag follows the lives of four different people, two adults and two teens, as they bumble their way through an airport and ...more
Andrea Ika
In the Bag: A Novel
by Kate Klise (Author)
Meet two single parents who think they’re too busy to date and two teenagers who can’t stop writing flirty emails. This is a tale of connections—missed and made—in a universe that seems to have its heart set on reuniting Ms. 6B and Mr. 13C. In the Bag is a smart and stylish story that explores the old-fashioned art of romance in a modern world, where falling in love can be as risky as checking a bag on an international flight.

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Based on a true life c
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Silvia
Daisy, famoso chef americano, è in volo per Parigi in compagnia di sua figlia Coco. Andrew, un architetto diretto a Barcellona per allestire una mostra, viaggia sul medesimo volo in compagnia di suo figlio Webb. L’uomo è immediatamente affascinato dalla bella Daisy e decide d’infilarle in borsa un bigliettino anonimo prima di riprendere il suo viaggio. La donna non si accorge di nulla presa come è dal consolare la figlia che per sbaglio si è ritrovata la valigia sbagliata, stessa cosa che capita ...more
lia
Gue udah jatuh cinta sama novel ini dalam sekali lirik. Mulai dari cover-nya, sinopsis di cover belakangnya, juga tema ceritanya. Akhir-akhir ini lagi enek banget sama genre psychological-thriller yang begitu-begitu juga. (mungkin enek karena dari kemaren-kemaren diminta ngerjain script model itu mulu kali ya).

Tentang 2 orang single parent yang berusaha untuk mengerti apa yang ada dipikiran anak-anak mereka yang remaja. Gue ngerti banget nih, masa-masa remaja yang hormonnya nggak stabil gitu bik
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Floriana Amoruso
Avete visto il film "C'è posta per te"? ok non centra nulla...
Sulla falsa riga di quel film, due giovani ragazzi, Coco diciotto anni e Webb di diciassette, intraprendono una vivace discussione mandandosi delle email, la causa uno scambio di valige all'aeroporto di Parigi. Entrambi accompagnati da genitori single, felici di esserlo ma pur sempre alla ricerca dell'anima gemella cominciano a conoscersi proprio attraverso una fitta conversazione interinale. Una serie di coincidenze vedrà questi prot
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Karen
This was a cute, fun, easy beach/pool read. It made me laugh out loud, long to travel to Paris, Madrid, and Barcelona, and miss all the flirty fun that comes with meeting someone that you have a connection with. I really was rooting for all the characters to figure out their complications and missed connections and misunderstandings, so they could come to a happy ending, which it did. I will highly recommend this book for a quick, entertaining read.
Imam Rahmanto
Saya suka dengan ceritanya. Atau saya juga suka dengan bukunya. Karena sejak awal, sampulnya memang sudah menggugah minat saya untuk membacanya. Sederhana. Dan ternyata isinya pun bukan tergolong novel-novel yang agak berat.

Penulis, Kate Klise, memang tahu cara bertutur yang ringan. Meskipun saya baru kali ini membaca buku karya Kate.

Hal yang paling saya suka adalah sudut pandang penceritaannya yang dibagi jadi 4. Masing-masing tokoh mendapat porsi yang sama. Mulai dari Webb, Coco, Andrew, hing
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ais ariani
membaca buku ini saat sedang melakukan perjalanan pulang ke kampung halaman Bapak. yaah agak-agak beda jauh (BANGET) yah sama perjalanannya empat tokoh ini (yang antara Spain dan France). Sedangkan aku kan juga liburan eksotis ke Flores (hehehehehe).

Bukunya kocak. Tapi bukan kocak yang seperti bukunya raditya dika gitu yah pren. Kocak dalam artian begini loh: kita tahu nih orang yang dimaksud oleh tokoh A itu si tokoh B, tapi tokoh A gak tahu. jadi kita gregetan sendiri.

alurnya menyenangkan, dia
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Frankie
Pretty, easy, summer-y.
I'd read a review before starting, and it said something about the ending being weird or bad, I don't remember. Anyhow, I thought how bad can an ending be.
Oh, dear. Ridiculous (!) is the word. but all is well.
Neida Mejia
In the Bag is a funny, sweet, and romantic book I have read so far. As it is mentioned in the book it's about a mother/daughter and father/son taking a trip to Europe, but suddenly there is an accident. The daughter, Coco, and the son, Webb happened to get each others suitcase by mistake. Even worse, both Coco and Web are in different countries. However they try to find a way to get a hold of their suitcase by e-mailing each other possible ways to fix this dilemma. At first I looked at this book ...more
Fetri
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Priscilla
already expect too much for this novel. I fell in love so much with its Indonesian cover. But actually (sebenarnya...) ga terlalu rame amat si, biasa aj. kasi 3 bintang juga buat covernya yang ngegemesin itu (pinter deh desain sampulny), jadi sebenarnya novelnya 2 bintang aja. Salah satu masalah utama dalam buku ini, terjemahannya kurang asik. Misalnya 'exactly' dalam bahasa inggris, masa jadi 'persis' sih? Yaa... ga salah emang, tapi kan bisa cari terjemahan lain yang lbh ngena gimana gitu.

Aft
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Misni Parjiati
Kismet(takdir dalam bahasa Turki) memang tak terduga, mengejutkan. Itu yang terasa dalam novel ini.

Andrew dan putranya, Webb dalam perjalanan menuju Madrid. Daisy dan putrinya, Coco, dalam perjalanan menuju Paris. Takdir mengikat keempat orang ini di bandara, lewat sebuah kertas dan tas yang tertukar.

Narasi remaja yang sinis, merasa tak mengerti orang tuanya. Rasa frustrasi orang tua menghadapi anak remaja disampaikan dengan segar, humoris.

Sayang endingnya yang menurutku terlalu dipaksakan.


Christina
In the Bag is incredibly cute. I really enjoyed the story, and found it a fun and easy read. I was instantly connected to the characters, and couldn't figure out just how the pieces of the puzzle were going to fit together in the end. I must say that Klise does an excellent job of driving the reader to the ending, with which I was quite satisfied.

I only have two issues with this book. The first is grammar. Klise chose to use Spanish in this book, but did not have the proper accents or punctuatio
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“For the next thirteen-plus hours, I stared out the window at the passing towns and countryside. All those lives. All those untold stories and private dramas. There was something so beautiful and sad about it. I felt weirdly emotional, like I was running away from home, but also running to a new home.” 4 likes
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