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Don't Kiss Him Good Bye

(London Confidential #3)

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Now established in her quirky British village, Savvy works hard to get an article with her own byline published in the school newspaper. When an attractive and mysterious boy asks her for help with his school work, Savvy is slowly pulled into his circle and soon finds out that the wrong set of friends—boys and girls—can influence her own behavior. Following her own advice ...more
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Published October 1st 2010 by Tyndale House Publishers
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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
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“Now established in her quirky British village, Savvy works hard to get an article with her own byline published in the school newspaper. When an attractive and mysterious boy asks her for help with his school work, Savvy is slowly pulled into his circle and soon finds out that the wrong set of friends—boys and girls—can influence her own behavior. Following her own advice to cut ties with a charming bad boy would mean abandoning her dearest wishes, and it just doesn't seem as w
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Mandy J. Hoffman
Sep 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-reviews, fiction
MY REVIEW:

High school drama, strange siblings, cute boys, and great music - this book has them all! And a whole lot more!

After a long day at school any teen girl will love reading this sassy novel about 15-year-old Savvy Smith and her new life outside London. It is full of what teen girls face on a daily basis along with a whole lot of biblical advice for dealing with tough situations and presented in a fun, fiction format.

I really enjoy reading this series myself - as a grown woman! Sandra has
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Raechel Lenore
Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
I'm finding these books to be super easy to get into. :) Again, enjoyed this one. Though there were some things that slightly bothered me...
it was just a bit boy-obsessed, and wanting a first kiss, not talking to the parents much that was "eh" to me.
But I still liked the book and the message is good. :)
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Tarissa
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I already loved this series before, but I'm impressed all over again.

For any teenage girl who's not sure if the guy she's dating is a true gentleman or just a charming player... This is the story you need to read. Savvy shows us that she, like any of us human beings, change when we're influenced by others. This can be good or bad depending on the circumstances. This book is a lesson for us all: Make sure you're surrounded by good people.

The author gets bonus points from me for including a T
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Anna Meyer
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it!

I love me a good romance. And I KNEW it was Tommy! So sweet. I’m excited to find out what happens with Savvy in the next book!
Stephanie Christmann
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great YA book. Really touches on what teens go thru when they aren't at the same socioeconomic level as their friends at school. Sadly, this is something that the teens can't help or change. ...more
Christina
Apr 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This one is a little outside of my box. All right, a lot outside of my box. I don’t recall ever reading juvenile fiction even when I was a juvenile. But as a mom of an almost thirteen year old, I’m constantly on the hunt for good, pure fiction, and Sandra Byrd does not disappoint.

I began reading the book with the idea that it would be easy to set aside while I switched laundry over or any of that other household stuff that tends to take precedence in my life. Boy, was I wrong. I couldn’t put the
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J R
Nov 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
When I come across a good book, everyone around me can usually tell, because I cannot get my head out of it. This was in fact what happened, when I started reading Don’t Kiss Him Good-bye by Sandra Byrd, and as a result I ended up finishing it within a couple of hours of starting the book.

Don’t Kiss Him Good-bye is a juvenile novel about Savvy, an American teenage girl, who has recently moved to London with her family. She tries hard to find her place at her new British school, and she tries eve
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Laura
Oct 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Title: DON’T KISS HIM GOOD-BYE
Author: Sandra Byrd
Publisher: Tyndale
September 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4143-2599-6
Genre: Inspirational/Juvenile fiction

Savvy Smith is settling into her first year at a new school, in a new country. In addition to the differences in the English language, she discovers yet another new English tradition: The May Day Ball. Apparently, it is quite a big deal, and girls have dates for it months in advance. So, Savvy starts making a list of whom she might have a possibility of get
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Angel
Oct 28, 2010 rated it liked it
I love Christian Fiction, when I had teens I encouraged them to read it as a way of keeping their hearts and minds pure. Of course I didn’t succeed one hundred percent, but it is a pleasure now to see my daughter reading authors such as Lori Wick and Jerry Jenkins interspersed with her secular authors.
I believe we build reading habits in our early teens, so good teen books are essential.
“Don’t Kiss Him Goodby” revolves around a teen who’s pleasent life as an American teen is interrupted with a s
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Jennifer Wilson
Jul 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
I was first introduced to Sandra Byrd's London Confidential series a few months ago. I read the first two books, and put it in the back of my mind that I wanted to read the next ones. It was that good. I'm not a fiction reader, but I couldn't put these down. Savvy is such a well developed character who is so easy to like.

In this book Don't Kiss Him Good-Bye (London Confidential) Savvy falls for a guy who says he is new at the school. But is he? Whenever Savvy mentions Rhys, everyone seems disap
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Reading Vacation
Mar 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
REVIEW

This adorable series was quick and fun to read. Savvy is the type of teen girl that I hope to be like. She is spunky, funny, and she never gives up. Savvy is a great role model for other girls to follow and I could relate to her.

There is plenty of London-speak in these books, and I could tell that Sandra Byrd had done her homework. The setting is so different from the United States, and I liked reading about Savvy’s school.

The plot moves nicely from one book to the other as Savvy adjusts
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Jill Williamson
Nov 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Review by Jill Williamson

Just when Savvy thought she was getting the hang of things. She has two pseudo friends, a column for the paper, and a secret admirer. But guess what? London’s version of the prom is coming up and Savvy doesn’t have a dress or a date. She makes a quick list of possible candidates, but it dwindles quickly, leaving her with one choice. A guy with a reputation for trouble. He’s cute. So can’t they go as friends? Savvy has to decide if she’ll follow her heart, the crowd, or h
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Jennifer Bagazin
Aug 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: done, kid-stuff
My love for Big Ben and London (just about anything related to the UK really) caused me to impulse-buy this book without even checking what the story's about or of it is part of a series or something. Turns out that it is, part of a series I mean. Its the third book to the London Confidential Series, some kind of a series about a 15 year old American going to school in London and her story of fitting in and stuff. But the transition was okay, I mean I dont think I had much difficulty in getting ...more
Lori Twichell
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In this third outing in the London Confidential Series, Byrd tackles the inevitable hot topic of girls and boys. I’ve been wondering when this subject would come up and Byrd’s handling of it did not disappoint. Savvy remains strong, vibrant, and even when she gets caught up in a situation that could be overwhelming, she stays mostly level headed. Never disrespectful, Savvy consults her Bible and her mother on her situation.

Beyond just boys and getting in with the wrong crowd, Savvy also learns t
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Kara
Oct 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
This story about 15 year old Savvy Smith was a fun, entertaining read for young girls! It was well written and enjoyable, and I appreciated the way it addressed common issues and situations confronting many teen girls in a Biblical way, using humor and a sassy fiction format. I wish there'd been an alternative like this when I was young instead of the Sweet Valley High and other twaddle I filled my head with. My daughter devoured the book in one sitting and can't wait to get her hands on the oth ...more
Leighan Herzberger
Mar 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Brand new to the well-known city London, Savvy Smith strives to be a good role model, a good christian, and an amazing journalist. Though her strive to be a good christian is changed when she meets a boy and agrees to help him with a paper. Later she finds herself changing who she hangs out with and her group of friends don't show the real Savvy. Can she get herself back on track? Read one of my favorite books, Don't Kiss Him Good-Bye. ...more
Lauren
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I read in the London Confidential series. As an avid reader of young adult novels I really loved this book and I intend to go back to read more of the books in the series. Savy is a very relatable character. Her story makes you, as the reader, feel like you are listening to the stories of a close girlfriend.
Julie Rowse
Jun 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads
I picked this up through Overdrive and didn't realize it was the 3rd in a series. I liked that I wasn't lost with the characters, something that can easily happen in a series. Also didn't realize it was a Christian-focused novel. Glad I read it so I have something to suggest to my students who struggle to find YA novels that match with their values. ...more
Talia Mooney
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It was really good but the only thing that I don't like is that I didn't read the books before this one, I just found out that this book was the 3rd book in the series. I now know how it would feel to be in her shoes because of how good the author was at giving vivid details.
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Lula McCuela
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
These books teach great lessons.
Leah
This was a super great book!
Interesting, and funny.
I really like this series and I will definitely read more books by Sandra Byrd.
Laurie
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, library
Part cautionary tale, part suspenseful story, this book had me holding my breath hoping Savvy would make the right choice.
Niyati Em
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This has been such a fun day. My second book in the London Confidential series. Let's hope I can read Book 2 and Book 4 soon enough. ...more
Stephanie
Oct 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Great YA book. Really touches on what teens go thru when they aren't at the same socioeconomic level as their friends at school. Sadly, this is something that the teens can't help or change. ...more
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Bestselling author Sandra Byrd has published fifty books over her editing and writing career. Her traditionally published books include titles by Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster, Tyndale House Publishers, WaterBrook Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and Bethany House Publishers.

Sandra’s series of historically sound Gothic romances launched with the best-selling Mist of Mid
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