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How to Kiss Your Crush

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  12 reviews

He's way out of her league.

Sixteen-year-old activist, Norah Richmond wants to save the world, one toilet at a time. Problem is it’s hard to get people interested in helping with sanitation in struggling countries, and the fundraising is going badly. Until her crush, Zac Mackenzie literally crashes into her life.

Everyone knows he’s a serial flirt, but when he offers to help

Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by 51 Square Press
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Christina Phillips
Another gorgeous "How to Kiss" sweet romance from Amanda Ashby! I adore Zac and Norah and highly recommend to anyone who loves cute YA romance! ...more
Kate McMurry
Terrific young adult, G-rated, romantic comedy

Norah Richmond is only 16 years old and a high school junior, but she has already spent years donating her time to many worthy charities, either by fundraising or by hands-on volunteer work, or both. Her current good cause is providing toilets for poor people in underdeveloped nations. This past summer she traveled with a youth group to Cambodia for two weeks to contribute to solving their sanitation problems caused by the fact that over 50% of the p
Aminata Coote
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story was great. I enjoyed reading Zac's story after having met him briefly in the other books. It was interesting to learn the reason behind some of his earlier actions and also to learn that he wasn't as shallow as he may have seemed in earlier mentions. The person he was with his twin sister really stood out in this book and his relationship with Norah was the perfect place to showcase it.

The beauty of this story is that both characters grew and became a better version of themselves beca
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
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“Let see, I just got screamed at in the middle of the cafeteria and had a milkshake thrown at me, followed by a soda. Who knew Kennedy had such a good throwing arm? Want my advice? Don’t get involved with the opposite sex.
Norah couldn’t flirt to save her life. Staying away from the opposite sex wasn’t something she’d ever had to worry about.

She’d always thought raising money for good causes would make her feel...well...good. But the more she did, the more there was to do. And right now she was f
Emma Katherine
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Opinions: Overall, How to Kiss Your Crush deserves the same sentence as How to Kiss a Bad Boy: a fun, quick, cute read for a long weekend. One thing I appreciate is Ashby's efforts in creating a series of romances that are all independent and unique. There are no overlapping personalities, situations, and endings in any of her books! This engages the reader for longer and makes the stories more believable. On the downside, I found
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a good cute story. I loved that you seen things from different perspectives and point of views. I really liked the fact that the nerdier girl got together with the more popular boy that she was crushing on.
I really like the characters of these stories and I wish this series wasn't over. Norah is a nerdier girl that wants to help people and help many different charities. Zac on the other hand doesn't do anything for charities and is a more popular soccer player. He is kind of
Oct 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
High school is a hard time on its own. Add in hormones, stress, not fitting in, peer pressure, and dealing with self-discovery just adds to one's self-doubt. Zac makes it look like he has it all; good looks, athleticism, and popularity. Yet he feels like he's a one-hit-wonder and only good for one thing, soccer. He feels dumb and inadequate. Norah is quiet, shy, sticks out like a sore thumb, and is a philanthropist. She has a huge crush on Zac and she figures that he's never noticed her. This is ...more
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Norah is been helping people all her life. She has some scars herself and she wants to make the world a better place. Her next goal is a fundraiser to build toilets in Cambodia but no one seems interested in helping her other than her friends Piper and Gareth. When her secret crush Zac offers to help her in exchange to become his fake girlfriend, she knows it will means trouble but she can’t say not to him. He needs to show his soccer coach that he is in his best behaviour to avoid been benched. ...more
Tandy Oschadleus
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Norah and Zac's story is toe-tingling sweet - and that's coming from a mum in her 40's! I thoroughly enjoyed the atypical story line where "the 2 gorgeous high school sweethearts automatically get together" - Norah and Zac walked a similar journey of self-discovery, arriving at that it's what is on the inside that complements good looks, not the other way around. Written with humour and depth, Amanda has created a must-read for all Sweet Romance fans! ...more
Tammi Kendall
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the story of Zac and Norah! Wonderful story! It’s a must read!
Sally Rigby
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is such a cute story. I loved the characters so much. I highly recommend it.
Nov 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed it. It was unexpected and sweet.
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Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle grade books. She also works in a library, owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture.

She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was nomin

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