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Kissing Vanessa

2.99  ·  Rating details ·  117 ratings  ·  20 reviews
THE INSTANT KEVIN Watts sees the new girl he falls head over heels in love. Not only is Vanessa is gorgeous, sophisticated, and intelligent, but she’s also into photography just like Kevin. He’s sure they’d be perfect for each other . . . if it weren’t for one, major glitch. Kevin is “Mr. Background,” upstaged by nearly every one else in school. How can an average guy like ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 144 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Laurel Leaf (first published June 1st 2003)
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Hannah Timm
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Logan Krause
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I loved Kissing Vanessa. It was a predictable book, yet I did not know what events were going to happen. You knew Kevin was going to kiss Vanessa, and there would be conflicts, but you did not see the conflicts coming or how they happened. My favorite part was Kevin confessing his love for Vanessa but not to her. Confessing it to the Principal got his point across and Vanessa overheard the confession, explaining to her why he was such a weirdo. This makes it known that he truly
Ms. Yingling
Apr 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kevin is just trying to make his way through each day at school. He loves photography, but isn't very fond of school... until Vanessa shows up. The minute he sees her, he thinks she is the most beautiful girl ever. When it turns out she also is interested in photography, he becomes so besotted that his grades start to slip and he can barely form a complete sentence in Vanessa's presence. He consults his friend Jack, the cologne drenched, super suave author of Girlfriend Management the Easy Way, ...more
Sep 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since I enjoyed The Prince and the Snowgirl, I decided to check out another of Mr. Cheshire's books. Mr. Cheshire definitely has a defined niche that he does remarkably well (in his case, awkward teen boy with a crush). The plot of Kissing Vanessa is much better than The Prince, and I enjoyed it more as a result. It's full of awkward, cringe-inducing moments but what's fun is that Cheshire writes them in a very understated way so they very much sneak up on the reader. I'm finding I'm enjoying Mr ...more
Jonathan Grice
Feb 15, 2010 rated it it was ok
This was disappointing. I really thought it was an amateur attempt at imitating Louise Rennison. The characters were hollow, the plot line was cliche. It was a perfect example of everything that I hate in YA literature. It is a shame because I have a soft-spot for stories of unrequited teenage love, but this one wasn't worth my time. Thankfully it was short.
Nathalie Saulnier
Jun 20, 2011 rated it it was ok
Kissing Vanessa offers comedy, with insights into the reality of adolescent first love.

It was a good book, but i think it's meant to be for younger readers. I would definitely recommend this book to tweens.
Amanda Sastri
I like this book.

Really, really, like it. Mungkin karena pengarangnya cowok, jadi ada sisi humoris yang hangat di buku ini. Dan kisah-kisah Kevin untuk merebut hati Vanessa itu sumpah kocak, bikin gw ngakak. Intinya, oke banget :D
Nov 26, 2012 rated it liked it
I read this shortly after it came out, so it's been awhile. It wasn't bad, but it's for more of a younger crowd (someone else who reviewed it said the same thing). It's like a book written for 12-year-olds or something, but about 15-year-olds (I think). The pink really caught my attention...
Hani Rosidaini
Apr 13, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: pop-western
Kalo bukan karena dikasih orang, mungkin gak akan pernah baca buku ini.
Dari cover-nya aja udah ABG banget, judulnya agak "cheesy" pula.
Well, mungkin seleranya bukan di genre ini, bahkan dari zaman masih teenager pun ^_^

I always really enjoyed collecting the Tina Toppers, as you could only buy them for 4 weeks, I had to get most of them via Ebay (some were published before I was born).
The stories are mostly not very special, but a nice and quick read. I would recommend them for children aged 10-12
May 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I love this book because This Book Helps You if you have a problem in your life like this boy in the book he likes this yonger teacher
Dec 03, 2007 rated it liked it
boy lit, misadventures trying to attract a girl
May 20, 2014 rated it liked it
a light book, not much to it.. still pretty good for what it is.
Vivian Shepherd
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
I thought this book was ok. It moved very slowly so I got bored a lot. I understood what happened for the most part but it's hard to keep up when it's boring.
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Even though I've read it quite some time ago, I remember LOVING this book. It made me cry from laughter and was really cute and romantic in some parts.
Donna Jo Atwood
Summer Challenge 25.2
Apr 16, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
the boy in this book is really nerd.
May 03, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good book
Suhada Muhasrul
May 08, 2011 rated it liked it
pinjem dari temen... ehm... kisah yang mendebarkan... :))
May 03, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Kurang gt suka dgn ceritanya, makanya cuman ku beri 2 bintang.
Sep 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: evry1 who luvs to read
Recommended to Nessa by: skool
its a cool fun book u should try it
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