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Going the Distance

(The Kissing Booth #2)

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3.87  ·  Rating details ·  4,305 ratings  ·  360 reviews
The amazing new sequel to Netflix's smash-hit film, The Kissing Booth!

Elle Evans seems to have finally tamed hotter-than-hot bad boy Noah Flynn, but now they're facing a new challenge. Noah's 3,000 miles away at Harvard, which means they're officially a long-distance couple - and it's tough. After all, there's only so much texts and calls can satisfy - and when Elle sees a
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Ember (first published January 2nd 2020)
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Cristina
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok... so: I started this book 4 hours ago and I had no plan on finishing it tonight. But boy... I was so caught in the story, I just couldn’t put it down. Since I started it, I took two breaks (2-3 minutes each) -> the book was that good!
So probably you might ask yourself why did I give the book only 4 stars if I enjoyed it that much. Well, to be honest, even though I had I huge crush on Noah in the beginning, Levi kind of took his place in this second book. Don’t know why... So yeah, like I sa
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Chloe
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I needed another 100 pages. The first chunk was so relatable to my current life and I loved it. But, without spoilers, I needed more from Thanksgiving to graduation for me to give it 5 stars.
Lily
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jessica
Oh man. This just barely got 3 stars. This book had a lot of drama and focused a lot on Elle missing Noah now that he was away at college, parties, and not communicating. To be honest, Elle kind of annoyed me, and Noah wasn’t much better. Just talk through the problems you’re facing! There also didn’t seem to be much of a story either, mainly just how much Elle missed Noah.

I have to admit, I was rooting for Lee and Rachel and wished we saw more of their relationship, as well as Levi.
Monica A.
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fluffy
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Christina Wilson
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
Let's start by saying this is the best on in the series yet. I don't know if the author plans to write a third book for the series, but she did really well with this one. You can see the writer mature from the first book to this one. I feel the writing was better and this one sucked me in way faster than the first book. She has left the ending where you are content with how it ends, if this is where it ends, but it can also still be open to what happens next? I am curious to see how the Netflix ...more
Yeasmin Alo
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Fabulous Book Fiend
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads, series, ya
Well this was the book we were all waiting for, I know I was anyway! This picks up right after the end of The Kissing Booth so whether you have read the book or watched the movie, you will be able to jump right into this one.



I loved being back with Elle and Lee again and of course the lovely Noah. I really like the fact that we have a couple of new characters introduced as well to add some extra intrigue to proceedings. Levi is a great character to get to know and slots right into the cast as i
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Tessa
Mar 26, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Am I excited for the movie? Absolutely. Even though this book was downright disappointing? Yes.
Every character – except for Rachel, I think – behaved like an absolute shithead. Lee especially disappointed me a lot. Why did he act like an asshole and lied not only to Elle but also to his girlfriend?! Just because he spent time with the football team?!?!
Elle broke up with Noah because she thought he’s cheating on her. He spends a lot of time with a girl named Amanda because he’s failing his clas
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Kasha's Book Sematary
5*

After having an slight obsession with the Netflix movie I read the first book and really enjoyed it.

This second book feels more close to the characters the way the movie developed them and I was so addicted to the story I read it in one day.

After Noah left for college Elle and Lee are getting ready for their last year before leaving home as well . Between Noah being so far, a picture of him with a blonde that showed up in social media and a new guy coming to Elle's life the first weeks apart
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Jenn
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait for it to be on Netflix ...more
yasemin
Dec 27, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
basic plot
unlikable main character
boring writing
this book is barely one star
took me like four hundred months to get through
i said what i said.
Berenice Sanchez
Feb 13, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
No efforts at all

I was disappointed on this book because there was not excitement at all, not enough interesting moments between Elle, Levi et Noah to keep you hooked up.
Jules.Bookverse
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review, favorites
AHHHH!! This book was so good. I had to read it in one sitting because it gave me just all the feels! :D

The first half was a bit slow because Noah was away at college, but then it speeded up and gave you tons of drama. I swear it was such a rollercoaster ride and I couldn't put it down anymore. I felt love, hate, mistrust, disappointment, fear and heartbroken throughout the whole story, but it was so worth it for the future to become. I know this probably the last big book but I kind of wish for
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Keyla Rivera
While I loved the first book and this one was good, I expected more. Especially in the ending... what an underwhelming ending. It wasnt even an ending.. it was okay. That's the best I can say. ...more
Mansi Nikam
Jul 27, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Why did everyone seemed so angsty and whiny in this book?
Maria Rossy (The Bolivian Bookaholic)
Oh boy! That was intense…… in this book you can note how the author’s writing evolved from the first book, that's because she was 15 when she wrote The Kissing Booth, amazing!.

Who’s ready to see the sequel on Netflix this 24th of July? I really enjoyed the first movie with my niece and we're so excited to see the sequel. In the trailer I could see that they changed several things, like Levi (aka Marco in the movie) is a sweet and shy guy in the book, but in the movie Marco is popular and a littl
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Erin
Mar 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, young-adult
Nothing more uplifting from the woes of the current world than some escapism with a cute, teen, mushy, romance.

I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first book, but settling down with some familiar and fun characters was the perfect way to spend the afternoon :)
Erika Jousi
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked it better than the first one, the movie however sucked
Cat
*3.45* although, I'm really conflicted with this and may end up changing it later.

I really enjoyed this book, I really did but it all just felt a little bit too predictable. The story was nice and I loved the dynamic but it just felt like there was something missing (which stopped me giving 4 stars), something I can't quite put my finger on. Overall it was a great read and really brought back that teenage nostalgia from then I first read The Kissing Booth. It was nice to revisit these characters
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reenie
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Karch Kay
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book didn’t really go the distance for me.

I’m kind of disappointed. I’m a huge fan and have of course purchased and read the original Kissing Booth and The Beach House. I was disappointed that there was very little interaction between Elle and Noah. I’m big into romance and there just wasn’t a lot of it. The end left a lot to be desired. I guess it’s a better ending than the original, but it still isn’t satisfying.

I’m giving it 4 stars because I still love Beth Reekles. I don’t want to di
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Sasha
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Samantha Grubey (ABookHaven)
This book destroyed me and I spent the majority of it crying. 😭
I’m not okay 😭😭😭
Harrison
Okay, full disclosure - I watched “The Kissing Booth” on Netflix and loved it so when I discovered a second movie was coming, I decided I had to read the book as I couldn’t wait for the movie release.

Unfortunately reading the The Kissing Booth 2 did not manage to give me the same feels as the first movie. The writing just feels a little undercooked - Not enough exciting, descriptive language - And this paired with a mostly predictable plot did not make for a wonderful read. There are parts of th
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Prisha
Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this would be one of the books where I can say that the movie was a little better. I usually never agree with this, because the details that you get in a book, you can't in a movie. However, in this case, I don't know if its because I watched the movie first, or just genuinely. But I loved the characters that are created in the story. Each of them are so different and they all have something special about them. The characters are common in the sense that they are relatable to life, but t ...more
Jessica Cook
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Suzanne
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like this one just as much as the first book, if not more so. BUT, the author, who I know is from the UK, had a couple inaccuracies with US things. For example...California doesn't have Publix. Publix is only in the south eastern states, so when June comes in with PUBLIX bags...that kinda bugged me because I live in the state it was created. Which is silly to be be bugged about but still.....ANYWAY lol It's a great story and great continuation from the first book and I can't wait to watch the ...more
Clorie
Nov 08, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 as good as the movie Stars

This did some things differently. The issues were the same, new student comes in and does she have feelings for him. Long distance relationship and not speaking to the real issues. And of course misunderstandings.
This book was so much better written than the first. The author got a better editor and fixed the issues with the first book. And I enjoyed the narration on this one. Though it had some good moments it wasn’t a read again. It was just nice.
Rissi
Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
‘Going the Distance’: More Cute “Kissing Booth” Romance
*Rating this one a '4' because it makes me smile!

REVIEW | When you pick up a novel like this, one anticipates a light, easy, and sweet read. This is precisely what Going the Distance is. I love that, like its synopsis and cover, what you see, is what you get, and it’s all kinds of cute. We meet up again with Elle and Noah, along with Elle’s bestie, Lee and a host of their friends. Only this go-round, the focus is less on Noah (or perhaps be
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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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