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Are You Going to Kiss Me Now?

3.13  ·  Rating Details ·  578 Ratings  ·  111 Reviews
Being marooned on an island somewhere off the coast of Madagascar with five celebrities sounds romantic and glamorous, right?

You couldn't find people with fewer survival skills if you tried. Seriously. Cisco may have centerfold abs, but he can't even spell SOS. At least super-sexy Jonah seems to have a clue (too bad about the purity ring). If I'm stuck here much lo
Paperback, 354 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Fire (first published April 27th 2011)
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Jun 09, 2016 Stephanie rated it liked it
Shelves: demonoid-kindle
After reading some of the negative reviews on Goodreads and seeing the low rating, I was a little skeptical about reading it. However, it wasn’t as bad as I would have thought. I found the plot to be intriguing though a bit cliché with the celebrity gossip and whatnot but I did enjoy the actual survival part of the book. There were some facts there that were actually useful if I should ever find myself in a similar situation. Another thing I appreciated was the mini plot twist toward the end – I ...more
E. Anderson
May 21, 2011 E. Anderson rated it really liked it
If you’ve been looking for the perfect, adorable, funny, smart YA beach read, I’ve found it for you. You can thank me later. In the mean time, I hope you’ll go take a peek at Sloane Tanen‘s YA debut, ARE YOU GOING TO KISS ME NOW?. It’s fun, fast-paced, and rife with wit, and I just know you’ll love it!

ARE YOU GOING TO KISS ME NOW? is the story of 17-year-old Francesca, who, after finding out her Dad is not only shacking up with his new, younger, yoga-loving girlfriend, but that he’s gotten her
May 18, 2011 Kate rated it really liked it
ARE YOU GOING TO KISS ME NOW?, by Sloane Tanen, is a hilarious and fun adventure about being stranded on an island with celebrities. Francesca may not be a celebrity but soon realizes her life may not be so different from her famous fellow strandees.

Right from the start I loved this book. Tanen made me fall in love with Francesca. Francesca was no celebrity debutant, she had frizzy red hair and her figure was far from the rail-thin celebrities she secretly adored. Her attitude and smarts made m
Jun 23, 2011 Kim rated it it was amazing
I first fell in love with Sloane Tanen's work when someone bought me "Hatched" - the little witty chicks and pregnancy book (which makes a fabulous baby shower gift, btw) :) This is her first YA novel and I'm thrilled to be on the same Sourcebooks Fire author list with her. In our celebrity-drenched culture, this novel is not only funny, it's really relevant.
May 15, 2011 Michelle rated it liked it
Are You Going to Kiss Me Now is an entertaining read that had me literally laughing out loud on many occasions. Definitely one for the beach it’s a story built for casual entertainment.

After having a bit of a familial spat Frannie writes an essay for a contest in Seventeen Magazine. Fraudulently representing a catastrophic situation within it’s text she is stunned when she wins the contest. Now heading out for a philanthropic trip to trip to Africa with a group of celebrities she’s trying to dev
Mar 10, 2012 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: general-fiction
Why read: Received for review

What impressed me: I liked the concept of this book, celebrities in a Survivor-like situation, due to a plane crash. And I actually really enjoyed that each of the celebrities was a cliched stereotype easily compared to different real life celebrities.

What disappointed me: Francesca was utterly unlikeable. She was naive, boy-crazy and inconsistent in both thought and action. It was completely unbelievable that she would win this contest with an essay that contained l
May 10, 2011 Ann rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, 2011
Ages 12+ (language, attempted deflowering)

Are you looking for a dumb but fun book? DING DING DING DING, have I found a winner for you! In fact, it starts with a winner - of a Seventeen essay contest. Of course, Francesca's essay is more James Frey than Bossypants, but who's counting? Not her! Not when the first place distinction means she gets to travel to Africa on a humanitarian mission with some bonafide teen celebrities. Sort of. Their mission ends abruptly, as in "before it even begins" wh
Patricia Perez
Jun 07, 2011 Patricia Perez rated it really liked it
At First Sight:
The concept of this book is strangely hilarious. I mean, who would get stranded on a desert island with five other celebrities? I was attracted by the fact that it seemed very funny and just interesting. I wanted to know where Francesca would end and how everything would play out.

My Thoughts:
I picked up the book and I couldn't put it down at first. Sloane's voice is real and addictive. It's like talking to your best friend. I couldn't help but think about one of my favorite author
Sloane Tanen
May 13, 2011 Sloane Tanen rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Read it! Please. It's funny. Okay, it's no Trollope, but it's a fun young adult summer read.
Miranda Kenneally
May 23, 2011 Miranda Kenneally rated it really liked it
Quite possibly the silliest book I've ever read but it was hilarious... I LOLed many times. Very witty.
Nov 04, 2011 Shannon rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved this book. Everything from the premise to the characters was amazing! The idea was what first caught me. I think everybody has thought about being stranded on a deserted island with your favorite celebrity. Unlike fantasies this story didn't play out all kumbaya and friendship circles. There was constant fighting and everyone had their flaws and past problems. Most of the characters in this book were jerks. They all had despicable traits to them, but there was something very r ...more
Sep 10, 2011 Sara rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, 2011
Francesca is an average high school junior with a secret obsession for celebrity gossip. She devours tabloids and all things celebrity-related but know it's embarrassing so doesn't share it with anyone. On a whim, she enters a magazine essay contest and wins, the prize being a tour around Africa to promote literacy with a group of celebrities; she's expected to write an article about it afterward, which will be published next to her winning essay. She, five celebrities, and a celebrity gossip bl ...more
Anna (Yoda Is My Spirit Animal)
Francesca Manning is an average girl, who wishes her life was a little better. She is secretly addicted to celebrity gossip magazines, so when the prize in Seventeen magazine for a writing contest is to go to a disadvantaged country with a whole bunch of celebrities she embellishes just a little bit to win. For instance, maybe her Dad isn't really dead like she said he was. Of course, nothing turns out the way she thought it would. For one thing all of the celebrities are jerks. Then they all ge ...more
C.E. Hart
Sep 10, 2015 C.E. Hart rated it it was amazing
Are You Going To Kiss Me Now? is an enjoyable, lighthearted read.

Sixteen year old Francesca Manning wins an essay contest for Seventeen magazine (never mind the non-fiction piece she wrote is fraudulent.) Her prize is the opportunity of a lifetime--traveling to Africa on a humanitarian mission with five celebrities. Sounds exciting, eh? Not so fast. These celebrities are over-the-top, self-absorbed, pampered, complaining beasts.

Francesca finds out soon enough, the ‘prize’ is more like a punishm
Hannah Schwab
Jun 07, 2011 Hannah Schwab rated it it was ok
Really stupid plot. Her phone comments and funny lines kept me somewhat interested. Some parts of the book contained really strange conversations. Francesca, the main character, didn't really seem to care that she was stuck on a desert island.
Aug 09, 2011 Trisha rated it really liked it
I found Sloane Tanen's "Are You Going to Kiss Me Now" an endearing departure from some of the overly romantic YA fiction you'd find today.

The main character, Francesca, through some unsavory means, finds herself on a flight filled with celebrities. When the plane goes down on a deserted island, that's when the real fun begins. I loved the different personalities for each of the celebrities. Some had obvious real-world inspirations, while others seemed like combinations of people you'd see daily
Jun 19, 2011 Rachel rated it really liked it
 Are You Going To Kiss Me Now? is a very well written book. In this review I am going to go through characters, what I liked and didn't like,initial thoughts, and after thought. This review will touch basis with possible spoilers, but I won't spoil anything! Promise! 

Okay so let's start with the plotline. This story is about a girl named Francesca who is stranded on an island with 5 celebrities and their hilarious efforts to get off. Honestly the summary that Goodreads provides is all you need t
Aug 20, 2011 Fred rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Zoolander, Spoiled, Audrey Wait
As one of the characters remarks, this is sort of a mashup of Lord of the Flies and the National Enquirer (more like TMZ, I'd say, but whatev). It took me a little while to warm up to this one, mostly because the MC Francesca is kind of a pain in the butt. Also, boy, she has a lot of nicknames, not really confusing, just kind of wtf (it's cute that she notices it, too). But, I digress. Because irrespective of what name she's going by (Bam?), she pretty much stays a pain in the butt through the w ...more
Jul 13, 2011 Christine rated it liked it
Francesca finds herself the winner of an Seventeen magazine essay contest. Her story was fake, but she decides to play along and accept the prize - a trip to Africa with some teen celebrities. The plane crashes, and she is stuck on a deserted island with the most clueless and spoiled people on earth. As the days pass, and the antics get worse, she wonders if they will ever get rescued...

My thoughts:

What a funny book! I initially thought the author had met my sister somewhere along the way and wr
Sierra Abrams

This book was terrible. It wasn't written well, and I absolutely hated every single character, even when I was skimming the end to see what went down. There was obnoxious bad language and disgusting sexual references. And it wasn't like Before I Fall where people actually learn a lesson...these guys stayed disgusting and stupid until the end of the book (from what I could tell by my skimming). So sad - I wanted to like this one! :(
Dec 11, 2011 Mallory rated it liked it
The first thing I have to say about this book is that everything about it was misleading. The cover, the title, the synopsis... they are pointed to a fun, romantic comedy. In reality, what I got was a book full of bickering and I would say zero romance.

Its has been about a month or two since I finished reading Are You Going to Kiss Me Now? and I can honestly I say there is still a ton of mixed feelings present about this book. While it was not at all what I was expecting, I found myself glued to
The Library Lady
Sep 24, 2011 The Library Lady rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-books
This was extremely entertaining--I read it at one sitting, which tells you it held my attention. It's over the top,but in an age where someone as useless as Kim Kardassian can get famous simply for being famous, the cult of celebrity itself has gone over the top.

The fake celebrities and the stand in for Perez Hilton are well drawn and Francesca is a funny narrator. However, this is going to date faster than most of the real celebrities and fads that it mentions. Glad I was able to buy it in pape
Jan 30, 2012 Mary-Megan rated it liked it
What would it be like to be stranded on an island? What would it be like to be stranded on an island with a bunch of skill-less celebrities? Such is the premise of this novel about survival - both in the wilderness and in Hollywood.

When Francesca hears that her father is having a baby with his new girlfriend during a separation from her mother, her writes a fictional story in which she's dealing with his death - a story that wins her a trip to Africa with a bunch of celebrities. All she has to d
Feb 03, 2012 Written&Read rated it liked it
Let me begin by saying this review is going to have a lot of spoilers. At least, I think it will. So be forewarned.


To Begin:

"Are You Going to Kiss Me Now?" looked pretty promising from the reviews here on Goodreads. People said it was laugh-out-loud funny...they found the main character, Francesca, relatable. I'll admit, I found myself laughing more than once while reading this book. (Notable: Milan comes barreling after Francesca when she is trying to save the turtle...)

What pe
Arthur Pengerbil
Feb 22, 2012 Arthur Pengerbil rated it really liked it
Reading Level: Grade 7-10

When her father left her mother to live with an airhead, Fran understood. ANYONE would have trouble living with Fran's mother. But when her father told her the airhead was pregnant, Fran had to kill least on paper. She submitted an essay entitled, "Good-bye Father: A Daughter's Loss" to Seventeen Magazine's "My Life" essay contest. She didn't expect to win.

When she got the phone call, Fran was astounded. Since she lied about her father's demise, she knows she ca
Oct 14, 2015 Miz rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, young-adult
Awful. Was a fan of her picture/Coco books, but this novel was too painful. Stick to Bitter With Baggage Seeks Same.
Samia Ruponti
Mar 02, 2012 Samia Ruponti rated it really liked it
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Jan 11, 2013 Gisbelle rated it it was amazing
One word... Hilarious! It made me laugh so hard quite a few times. It is one of silliest books I have read so far. Well, it was silly, but not in a bad way. It might be neither very realistic nor original, but it sure was the kind of book I would read after reading an emotional one. It was that entertaining.

Francesca was so adorable with her wild red hair and sassy attitude. I liked how she adapted herself to the surrounding environment, but not the fact that she "killed" her father. Being with
May 30, 2015 Kate rated it did not like it
I actually found this book on my friend's shelf and though "you know what it doesn't look half bad maybe I'll try it" I was wrong. Dead WRONG.
I disliked this book from the very beginning. Not only did the protagonist sound whiney and annoying, but I felt like this sixteen year old (if that was really her age I don't remember) was actually a seven year old. I couldn't handle it. The only reason I sort of mildly liked her was because SHE WAS THE ONLY CHARACTER GIVEN TO ACTUALLY LIKE!! It was mind
Juliana Mae
Jun 21, 2016 Juliana Mae rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book. It was okay, in my opinion. I would have enjoyed it more if a few things were different.
One, the language. I just didn't always appreciate the way the characters spoke. The cursing was a fair constant, and Jesus was a go-to word. Also, one of the people stranded was supposed to be this super religious, uptight, sort of Jesus freak if you will. It depicted Christians in a bad light, and yeah, some of us are like that. I guess I just hate how the characters
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