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The Kissing Booth

(The Kissing Booth #1)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  27,101 ratings  ·  2,551 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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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 want, just by

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.
Oh dear. This book- this book was a mess to the point where I would legitimately tear it apart had it not been on my kindle. When you hear a bookworm saying that they would tear apart a book, that's your cue to leave this forever in the dusty not picked up pile.

Honestly, this whole book was just making out, screaming at each other, fighting, and characters acting like all around stereotypical abusive teenagers. To put it simply. So you're got a shaky foundation. To add to that, I found quite a f
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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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
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 date in secret.
Shit hits the fa
“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 Casanova charms
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.
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 never even knew, then when she did find
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 being able to fi
Muse-ic ♬
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fluff, romance
P.S. (Pre-script) The movie wasn't really better

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
✨ A ✨
Jun 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: one-star, d-n-f, romance
DNF 20% this is terrible. God I hope the movie doesn't suck ...more
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
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 the first few st
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
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 named N
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.

I really liked El
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.
I´m 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 I´ve ever read, which was in no way cute or sweet. It was also full of annoying dialogue, I´ve actually pulled a muscle from all the eye-rolling I did. Not to mention the "romantic" moments weren´
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
I need a break from awful books..
Bryce Rocks My Socks
Jan 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: sweet innocent romantics like me in grade seven
Recommended to Bryce Rocks by: my sister a long long time ago
this book is so nostalgic for me down to the font. i remember getting in trouble for bring this to school in seventh grade because it had the word "kiss" in it. i'm half tempted to send my seventh grade teacher a link to my goodreads so she can she what im reading now.

but i will spend the rest of my life trying to unwatch the movie and unsee the actors as the characters in the book.
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 issues and some typos, but they didn
Jul 30, 2020 marked it as to-read
Not gonna lie, I lowkey wanna buy this one right now, bad reviews and all 😅🙈
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 of this soon to write a prope
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 her dad and h
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, given that it
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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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