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The Kissing Booth

(The Kissing Booth #1)

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  16,991 ratings  ·  1,908 reviews
Meet Rochelle Evans: pretty, popular--and never been kissed. Meet Noah Flynn: badass, volatile--and a total player. And also Elle's best friend's older brother...

When Elle decides to run a kissing booth for the school's Spring Carnival, she locks lips with Noah and her life is turned upside down. Her head says to keep away, but her heart wants to draw closer--this romance
Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Published December 13th 2012 by RHCP Digital
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Natalie Rupinski Yes I thought so too! Everything is the same except slightly different! For instance.. (kissing booth vs summer i turned pretty )
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Yes I thought so too! Everything is the same except slightly different! For instance.. (kissing booth vs summer i turned pretty )
1. Girl's name was Elle.. similar to Belly?
2. Her mom died vs the boys' mom died
3. The girl had a younger brother vs an older one
4. Obviously the 3 main characters are all the same demographics
5. They live near the beach vs vacation at the beach
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Jan 23, 2013 rated it did not like it
iBooks was promoting this one as a fun new YA book so I picked it up. Couldn't even finish it, it was that bad. The girls "chirped" all the time, the guys smirked and threw punches, and there were typos all over the place. Not to mention, the author set the book in California but is clearly British herself, and didn't bother to change any of the lingo or spelling (Tell me, what California 17-year-old wears jumpers and trousers?). There was no character development and the whole thing just...suck ...more
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First of all, let me say this: I get it. I understand why Elle fell for Noah. The hot bad boy who turned into a romantic guy. Who wouldn’t want that?!
I’m so happy I read this book. Even though, from my point of view, the movie was better this time, let’s not forget that the idea came from the book. And yes, the movie was 80% different. A lot of aspects were changed. But still, the most important things were kept. And that’s why I cried like a baby when I saw the movie. And yeah, maybe I shed a
I haven't actually finished this book, but right now, I'm about to give up on it. Considering it's a Wattpad story, I'm not really surprised. Don't get me wrong,; for a story originally posted on a site like WattPad, this is good, and I'm not surprised at the number of readers that it has on that site. HOWEVER, I was hoping for something a little bit better than what I got.

Allow me to explain. I didn't find this story on WattPad; my mom told me about how a 17 year old had gotten a 3-book deal w
Jun 20, 2013 rated it did not like it
This book was pretty terrible. For many reasons.

For brevity's sake, I will limit my review to one main reason it was terrible: it was written by a 17 year old girl. The writing was ok (I'm being generous, because she is after all 17.) The main problem is a 17 year old girl can't write realistic fiction realistically. The author writes about exactly the kind of world that a 17 year old THINKS they live in: no rules, no accountability, no consequences. A world where you get want you wa

The utter insipidity, the fundamental mediocrity of this, coupled with the fact that not only Random bought it, but Netflix made a film of it, and that millions of teens fell for it, gives me a major fright. I mean. Major.

Thank God I regularly see several teenage readers here on GR who show a markedly higher level of erudition.
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“Just think. All this, just from the kissing booth.”

First things first . . . . .

I would give that cat every single one of my dollars.

Now let’s get on with the show.

When nearly every minute of your life serves as a reminder that . . . .

Sometimes you need a little story like The Kissing Booth to help you feel like a kid again. Imagine my surprise when I discovered this was written by a kid. A 17 year old to be exact and she actually wrote it unlike just slapping her name on it like the trainwreck whic
1.5 stars, and that's being generous

I had such such high hopes for this, I saw the movie on Netflix, and thought to myself oh maybe this will be a guilty pleasure like The Duff, I literally LOVED that and thought maybe it would be the same for this. Sadly I was wrong, and I'm feeling pretty disappointed to say the least.

Girl is best friend with boy.
Boys older brother is a dick.
Girl likes the older brother.
Older brother is possessive and like to fight.
Girl and boy
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”

----Elbert Hubbard

Beth Reekles, a bestselling English author, has penned a sweet and pretty entertaining teenage contemporary fiction called, The Kissing Booth that revolves around a female high school teenager, who with her bestie, plans to run a kissing booth for their school's summer spring carnival, sadly, the girl, who has never been kissed or ever dated anyone, falls a victim to her bestie's older brother's Ca
Cora Tea Party Princess
This is more of a 3.5 than a 3.

This book was pretty sweet.

I'd recommend this book to younger teens. It's the kind of story I would have lapped up when I was thirteen and fourteen, very fluffy and girly.

I certainly got exasperated at points. I couldn't understand why she (or anyone!) wanted to be with Noah: he was definitely a bully. Threatening and physically hurting other guys just for talking to her? I beg your pardon? He controlled her love life and she nev
Rachel Maniacup
Review to follow.. sorry guys,still busy..:(
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
May 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle-books
Not sure how I feel about this. It was...not a healthy relationship most of the time and where were the parents when they didn't come home at night?

I only read this because I wanted to watch the movie and I have this weird, "must read the book before you can watch the movie" kind of thing going on. I'm hoping the movie will be better and more of a true love story.
Emmy MW
Apr 20, 2013 rated it did not like it
(Disclaimer: I am not a part of the target audience for this book, being decades past my teen-age years. I am just someone who reads books from all genres.)

I will start off by saying kudos to 17-year old Beth Reekles for being able to write a novel, and for being able to reach such a large number of readers on Wattpad.

With that being said, what follows is a short review, because frankly, I feel like I've devoted too much time to this book already just by reading it and actually bein
Going to start this review by saying that I did not know of this book's existence until the film on Netflix came out and I became obsessed with the storyline. I have been a Wattpad member since 2012 and never heard of it, and I'm kinda upset I hadn't because it was actually a really interesting book. Though, I enjoyed the film more... I think because the storyline in the movie was more emotional considering it was VERY different than the book.

Though, it did have its similarities. I found that a
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
I really did find this a fast, sweet romance. What kind of made me only give it 3 stars was how young the MC, Elle, was, and how she was doing things no 16 year old should. She was at parties until 2 in the morning, drinking, jumping up on tables and dancing in front of intoxicated boys, and having sex. Dude, I'm 17, and I can't imagine myself doing any of those things anytime soon. And her father apparantly had no problem with all that she was doing, even sending her with alcohol when she is un ...more
✨ A ✨
Jun 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF 20% this is terrible. God I hope the movie doesn't suck
Muse-ic ♬
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fluff, romance
Well yay, that sucked!
Let me go look in the mirror to make sure I didn't pull all my hair out...........
I'm exaggerating, of course. It wasn't really bad, I just didn't really like it.

It was more or less flat and not too creative. everything was fine up until the actual kissing booth scene and then everything went steadily downhill from there as I lost my patience little by little.

So just a quick overview so you know what I'm talking about:
Rochelle is th
Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I read this a few months ago, when it was already completed. Therefore, I didn't have to endure the suffering of waiting for the author to update.
Wattpad has offered me a lot of stories to read; in fact, some of those I've read have been published. I'm surprised to find The Kissing Booth on Goodreads (I'm not sure why), but it's here and I'm giving it 5 bright stars.

Emotional fangirl:
I don't know how I stumbled upon Wattpad, but I sure am glad I did. The Kissing Booth was one of th
kirstin ✿
Jun 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
Yada yada. Another story I've read from Wattpad. Review later. Will try to be nice with this one.
Edit 1:
Just because a story is very popular in Wattpad, doesn't mean it's good.
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reading all the other reviews for this book I am quite shocked as to wonder why people have rated it so poorly. The Kissing Booth was an easy read novel which I easily finished in a day.

It is about a 16 year old girl named Rochelle, she also goes by the name Elle or Shelly. Rochelle & her best friend Lee have to come up with an idea for their booth for the carnival at school. After a lot of thinking they finally come up with the idea of creating a Kissing Booth. Lee has an older brother nam
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own
I recently watched the Netflix movie based on this book and it was really good so I definitely really enjoyed the story.
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was instantly struck by how young sixteen-year-old Elle was during her drunken state at the party, she was so intoxicated that she almost skinny dipped in front of everyone.
I checked to see where the writer was born and discovered that Reekles was British, so that explained everything!

I felt the novel had British written characters living in America. That probably explains why I connected with them so easily as I could recognise their actions through my own school experiences
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
I need a break from awful books..
May 20, 2018 rated it did not like it
After reading fantasy I usually try to switch it up a bit and read something cute and fluffy and this was definitely NOT it.
Im not gonna tell you what the book is about, read the synopsis, but what I can tell you is that it absolutely SUCKED. Not only is it about the most toxic codependent friendship Ive ever read, which was in no way cute or sweet. It was also full of annoying dialogue, Ive actually pulled a muscle from all the eye-rolling I did. Not to mention the "romantic" moments werent re
3 stars

The Kissing Booth is an enjoyable lighthearted YA romance.

Elle and Lee have been besties forever, but can their relationship survive Elle falling for Lee’s brother, Noah . . .

This is one where the movie is definitely better than the book. I found myself a bit confused halfway through the book, trying to figure out what Noah was meant to have done that he needed to apologise for. The plotting in the movie was much tighter. There were a couple of grammar
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rtc
Okay, I read this when it was a first draft on Wattpad and watched as it was published into a real-life book and just found out that it's going to be a movie? This book is kind of like a god-child, watching it grow up – I'm so inspired right now 🙌

May 13
Just watched the movie (ITS ON NETFLIX, EVERYONE!) and I loved it so much! It was romantic af but also pretty down to earth about relationships (like not just romantic relationships) and I loved it. Gonna do a reread
May 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
I think some of the things I'm going to say could be considered spoilers so that's just a forewarning in case they are...

The main problems I had with the book are that about 2/3 of the way through the book everything hits the fan, which you expect to happen obviously, but for some reason everything flip-flops. All of a sudden Noah is the bad guy when Rochelle was the one making the stupid decisions. When he comes back, he's saying he'll "do it right this time" and he's the enemy to h
May 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf-shelf
DNFed at 36%. Let me explain.
I got really excited to read this book. I had the afternoon free and I was gonna finish it in a day and watch the movie after cause I liked the trailer. But I started reading, and here's the really annoying part: the characters.
Now I know, this was a Wattpad book at the beginning (I could write an essay about Wattpad and how cancerous it is), and this book was written by a teen girl. The writing isn't too bad (with some dialogue problems that stand out),
Johnny Hazelnut

Is another novel that has come to light as a result of Wattpad, that rancid nest of One Direction wank fantasies and low-grade Twilight offripping. And much like its fellow Wattpad stablemate The Dark Heroine it's by a teenager, this time one who glories in the name of Beth Reekles.

That's not actually her name, her real name is Beth Reeks. I bet she got bullied at school. Yes. Beth Reeks. And so does this novel, which manages to make Mills & Boon look profound. Seriously. As such
Jun 29, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. Although I found it to be TOO cliché and cheesy for my liking and I generally love cheesy, cliché romance novels. Parts of the novel irritated me. But overall a good book!
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
I only bought the book because I wanted to watch the film on Netflix but I am a firm believer now of reading the book before I watch the films. I have learned this over the years to not watch the films first because the books are usually better, I really hope the film is in this case because the relationship was not healthy.

Elle and Lee are born exact same day, exact time, mums were besties everything's great, power friendship and al
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Beth Reekles is a young author from Newport in South Wales. She's an undeniable bookworm and an avid drinker of tea. Beth has been writing on platforms such as Wattpad, to great acclaim, for a year or so: her first novel, The Kissing Booth, which she wrote at the age of fifteen, was the most-viewed, most-commented-on teen fiction title on the site, with over 19 million reads and 40,000 comments. T ...more

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