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The Kissing List by Stephanie Reents
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Jul 26, 12

Read on July 26, 2012

The Kissing List
Stephanie Reents

My " in a nutshell" summary...

This book is interconnected stories loosely based on kissing but really about life.

My thoughts after reading this book...

How can I say this?  I liked this book without loving this book?  The book starts and ends with some of the same characters.  The stories are interesting but sometimes a bit odd.  Some of the stories were weird.  Some had characters that I did not want to know.  The characters were sad, quirky, likeable, unlikeable.  The book is short and quickly moves to new characters so I was forever checking back to see if I had encountered the character before.   I was even confused by Laurie and Sylvie and the wig.  It took a lot of reading back to figure out which one was ill.


What I loved about the book...

I think I loved the idea of this book more than the actual book.  I loved the bright red cover.  It sort of made me want to read this book.  I did enjoy some of the stories.  I was sort of interested in some of the situations.  

What I didn't love...

I didn't feel this book the way I thought I would.  I am not sure why.  It had great writing and good stories and that weird common thread running through it but I just could not connect to it.  I am not sure was illusive!  

Final thoughts...

I am sure that others will love this book.  It's real and a bit quirky.  It is a neat tidy little package filled with well written stories.

Enough said!

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