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Kiss My Book

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  264 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
RUBY CRANE IS a rising star. At 15, she sold her first book, got a movie deal, scored the hottest guy in school, and became the most popular student at Frasier High. Now, as a soon-to-be junior and published author, she's ready to make waves in New York's literary world. But every star falls back to earth one day. Ruby's accused of plagiarism - on national television. And ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published September 11th 2007 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Steph (Reviewer X)
Jan 10, 2009 Steph (Reviewer X) rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one.
Shelves: did-not-finish
Cross posted from my blog review .

I am on page 21 and it’s astounding how many issues I have with this.

Maybe it’s because I just finished a book where even the protagonist’s dog had a personality—thus an elevated expectancy level—but I’m not feeling these characters. I can’t really elaborate further than describing them as stereotypical. Even the mean girls at the school are described as “honey haired cheerleaders” or something, and this one swim team girl who’s conveyed as jealous of Ruby’s
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Adele
Apr 04, 2009 Adele rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
You know how sometimes someone can be speechless because they are so overwhelmed by the artistry of a painting or an author's words? This isn't the case with this book. I am speechless because I am very unsure as to how this got published in the first place.

This novel features a storyline about a girl who gets caught out having plagarised another author's work. I was never going to feel sorry for this protagonist. I feel that plagarism might have been a better option than this "original" dreck.
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Nian
May 24, 2008 Nian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teenagers who are rebellious when it comes to reading
Shelves: 2008
Just as Ruby Crane thinks her life is perfect—she’s sixteen years old and is a published, national bestselling teen sensation with a movie deal and the hottest guy in school as her boyfriend—things take a drastic turn when she’s accused by top reporter Samantha Golding of plagiarism. Now she’s headline lines, but for all the wrong reasons. Unable to deal with her so called friends sudden need to stay clear away from her and the whole plagiarism thing, she picks her bag and runs off to live with ...more
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

Ruby Crane just can't believe her good luck. Just by writing a somewhat autobiographical book has caused Ruby to shoot right into instant stardom. You just have to know you're famous when even your teacher asks for your autograph. But being the author of a novel doesn't just get you famous: for Ruby it got Jordan Lush, the guy that every girl in her school dreams about, to be her boyfriend; popularity; a movie deal, of course;
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Maddie
Aug 31, 2013 Maddie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm conflicted about this book. I'm not sure what I expected when I found it at the library, but I thought I would be able to relate more with the characters, especially book-loving Ruby. Although I enjoyed the story, I couldn't help but be annoyed at how unrealistic it was.

To start, Ruby, a sixteen-year-old from New York, already had both a published novel and a movie deal and was rising to fame quickly. After being accused of plagiarism, she ran away and moved to the small town of Whispering
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Teen
Mar 10, 2009 Teen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: writers
Review: Ruby, at sixteen, has the world by the tail. She has written a novel that was snapped up by a publisher and scored a movie contract. Ruby’s been catapulted into the popular group, and is now the girlfriend of the BMOC. When Ruby is accused of plagiarism, her new world falls apart. To escape, she runs away from NYC to her aunt’s home in a very small town, Whispering Oaks. She works in her aunt’s general store/coffee shop and is picked up immediately by Rabbit, so-called because she’s neve ...more
Peg
Mar 04, 2009 Peg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reading, writers

Review: Ruby, at sixteen, has the world by the tail. She has written a novel that was snapped up by a publisher and scored a movie contract. Ruby’s been catapulted into the popular group, and is now the girlfriend of the BMOC. When Ruby is accused of plagiarism, her new world falls apart. To escape, she runs away from NYC to her aunt’s home in a very small town, Whispering Oaks. She works in her aunt’s general store/coffee shop and is picked up immediately by Rabbit, so-called because she’s neve
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Mr
Apr 02, 2008 Mr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Izzy
Jan 13, 2016 Izzy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Greetings! So I recently finished this book and unfortunately it was not a show stopper. A lot of the parts where very slow and boring but instead of only giving in a rating of 1 or 2 stars, I gave it 3. This is because I could connect with the main characters feelings and actions. This book was very boring and it took me more than a week to read it. Some of you who follow me may know that I tend to finish books in 2 days or more when I really like them. Again, THIS BOOK WAS EXTREMELY BORING! I ...more
Maya Kaufman
Dec 06, 2013 Maya Kaufman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kiss my Book- a non-fiction book by Jamie Michaels, is about a girl named Ruby Crane, who publishes her own book at only 15 years old. She instantly becomes popular, gets the best table in the school cafeteria, goes to extravagant parties with celebrities, and gets to wear designer clothes. But when a reporter accuses her book of plagiarism, her new best friends suddenly stop talking to her. To get away from all the drama, Ruby escapes to a small town to live with her Aunt, where nobody knows of ...more
Ruth
Sep 14, 2009 Ruth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen, romance
When Ruby Crane gets a book published before she turns 16, she goes from unknown nerd to an instant "it" girl, complete with cute boyfriend. But when she gets called out, on national TV, for plagerism, her new-found popularity takes a nose-dive. So what does any self-respecting teenager do? She runs away, of course...

Not sure if the author is trying to write a cute teen romance, a morality tale on the evils of plagerism, or a teen's guide to community activism. (OK, got to read the book for that
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Mikki
Dec 15, 2011 Mikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book inspired me to start a book club at my school actually. It only made sense since I found this book in the school's library.

To me, this book thought me to appreciate reading and every part of it.
I qoute from the book (p9 10) ' Stories. Character. Dialouge. Entire worlds created on the page. Worlds that could sweep you away or frighten you, make you laugh or cry. Worlds that allowed you to escape to another country or time. Worlds built piece by piece of ink and punctuation. That was wh
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Lynda
Apr 05, 2016 Lynda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At the beginning of this, there seemed to be some inconsistencies with Ruby's character and I didn't think much of the book because of that. But afterward it got very good and towards the end I couldn't put it down. Ruby and some of the other characters became very real and I found I couldn't stop thinking about them. Now the only inconsistencies that kind of weigh the book down is with some of the intricacies of plagiarism.
I really liked the quoting and guessing the titles. That was fun!
Kelaine
Nov 07, 2007 Kelaine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teens who don't mind getting hit over the head with the "moral of the story is..."
Shelves: teens
Sophomore girl becomes famous for writing a best-selling book...is outed as a plagarist...and runs away to small town to lick her wounds...reinvents her identity...where she meets the boy of her dreams...who she doesn't tell about her infamous past...she and boy help the town become booklovers...and solve a famous mystery...girl gets outed. Lots of quotes from famous literature...

Younger teen girls might enjoy it before they become jaded, cynical, widely-read adults.
Reading Vacation
I chose this book because of The Story Siren’s recent post about plagiarism. I really wanted to learn more about plagiarism and how it hurts others. This was the perfect opportunity. I saw that plagiarism is wrong and no one trusts someone who pretends that someone else’s work is their own.
This book was a different read, in a good way. It wasn’t the usual high-school story, but it did bring out the emotions of high-school girls. I liked that it was a book about books too!!!
Ariel
Jan 25, 2011 Ariel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't remember much of this book but what I do remember is how it displays every girls dream to be famous and what it's like to be a runaway. Jamie depicts the very core of every girls soul and writes it into a sweet melody of words. My 7th grade reading session was much enjoyable with this as my medium! :)
Cece
Aug 16, 2015 Cece rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was great. It shows how a city girl gets all caught up in the craziness of popularity and when she moves to the country all of that changes. She works a small town job hangs out with teenagers at a boring lake and falls in love.
Paige
Jun 18, 2012 Paige rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Check out my review here: http://thepaige-turner.blogspot.com/2...
Liz
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Terra
Jun 01, 2013 Terra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book for young writers to read, because it tackles the complicated world of plagiarism really well!
Ms Threlkeld
Oct 23, 2008 Ms Threlkeld rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: girls-rule
this was much deeper and more thought provoking than i expected. a great story about truth and the magic of books.
Stephanie A.
I'm trying to figure out a way that could have seemed cheesier and less believable. I can't. But I did appreciate that I could recognize and mostly approved of every title & poem referenced within.
bookabsorbed
Did not enjoy this book very much at all. It was predictable in the being and got so boring I only read half of it bits a shame cause I thought I would enjoy it :/
Jennifer
Dec 12, 2007 Jennifer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
worst book ever. A teenage girl becomes a famous author and then people find out that she plagiarized...she goes to a rural town where she hides out and starts her life over.
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A lover of books, words, and libraries, Jamie Michaels was born and raised in New York City and can often be spotted reading in Central Park, on the subway, or pretty much anywhere.
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“Stories. Character. Dialouge. Entire worlds created on the page. Worlds that could sweep you away or frighten you, make you laugh or cry. Worlds that allowed you to escape to another country or time. Worlds built piece by piece of ink and punctuation.” 6 likes
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