If We Kiss (If We Kiss #1)
What would happen if we kiss?
Kevin led me quickly around the side of the building, then stopped. I managed not to crash into him. I tried to look calm, cool, unperturbed. I told myself not to laugh, especially not a snorting kind of laugh. "Wha . . . what did . . ."
And then he kissed me.
If We Kiss is the story of Charlotte (Charlie to her friends), who finds herself falli...more
First off let me say that Charlie is a freaking dumb ass bimbo! Who in the hell would still want to kiss someone when all you could think of afterwards was GERMS?! Shouldn't you be thinking, oh I don't know, something along the lines of if you even like the guy?!?!?! Charlie always went on and on about how she hated Kevin but the second he kisses her she's all I LOVE YOU KEVIN!!! LOVE ME BACK!!! So f***king pathetic!! And even when her best friend....more
But here's where I'm torn: When I'm reading a book, I normally read it as "Maria: 28 yr. old woman who loves a good romance novel." But there are times, particularly when reading novels truly meant for young adults (12-15 year olds...more
But this book simply did not work with me. My reasons were as listed:
4 REASONS WHY I HATED THIS BOOK:
~I thought all the characters sounded one and the same. I know that's weird to say when the book was written in first person, but honestly? All the characters-- kids and adults alike-- sounded and acted the same to me.
~I truly disliked the main character. First off, I didn't think her voice was that of a ninth grader; but rather a sixt...more
The shortness of its length didn't leave much room to develop a liking to the characters. Then again, if a book is written well, the length wouldn't matter so much.
Relationships here were awkward and the pairings aren't really likeable.
I was just looking for a quick hit and this one caught my eye. I'm still interested to read the follow up, regardless of how I felt about this book.
If We Kiss is about Charlie's first kiss and what happens afterward. The whole kissing part wasn't even that big. The story was more about what happens if she kisses him again later even though she didn't enjoy it the first time. Oh and things have really changed since the first time she kissed him seeing as now her mom is dating hi...more
Rachel Vail’s If We Kiss is about a young girl’s first kiss and the kisses thereafter. But Vail talks about more than just a kiss. In a young girl’s life, it will always be more about the moment than the actual act of kissing and Vail talks about that. If We Kiss is simple and beautiful, bringing me back to the moment of my very own. Of course, Vail’s version is a little more complex than mine, and it makes for a great read.
In If We Kiss, Charlie is living life as a f...more
Charlotte (Charlie) fell in love with someone who she "shouldn't" be in love with. No one knows who this person is, not even her bestest friend Tess. With this secret kept all to herself, Tess slowly fell in love with him and they became a couple. Having to see them always together, Charlie doesn't know how to be herself. Besides this love relationship, her mother is also going out with his father. How is she going to continue...more
If We Kiss opens up telling about a ninth grade girl named Charlie experiencing her first kiss, this scene is written very well, from the awkwardness of the brick jamming into her back,...more
I REALLY wanted to love this book. I mean, you like (and kiss) a boy whose dad is dating your mom? Yes please! Unfortunately, I’m really sad to say that this is my first DNF of the year, which is why there is no rating. Normally, I don’t DNF books, but sadly this one I had too.
I had a lot of issues with this book, the first one starting on page one. I just don’t get why Kevin randomly kisses Charlie out of nowhere. It makes no sense. I feel like the story...more
This book was just not quality. It wasn't even realistic. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, although I'm sure there are people out there who like it. Let me say this - if the actual writing of...more
Quick & Dirty: A teenage story about a first kiss and the emotional rollercoaster of the kiss thereafter.
Opening Sentence: Kevin Lazarus stopped in front of me in the hall, turned around, and asked me if I was ready for the bio quiz.
Rachel Vail’s If We Kiss is about a young girl’s first kiss and the kisses thereafter. But Vail talks about more than just a kiss. In a young girl’s life, it will always be more about the moment than the actual act...more
This book made me angery because Charlie was betraying her best friend. She also could not decide if she shoul...more
I was born on July 25, 1966, in NEW YORK CITY, and grew up in New Rochelle, NY, with my mother, my father, and my younger brother Jon. (And down the street from my future husband, though of course I didn't know that until much later.)
Some details, I do know-I was very into reading and theater, so I read every book I could get my hands on (especially realistic fiction, either contempo...more