1000 Reasons Never to Kiss a Boy by Martha Freeman

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This is how Jane’s whirlwind four-month relationship with Elliot comes to an end—in the walk-in fridge, at the bagel shop. with Valerie. Jane is distraught, and vows to never get involved with another boy. Why bother when there are a thousand reasons why it will never be worth it. But there are more surprises in store for Jane this year, and one of them—a surprisingly cute one of them—lives right next door.

About Martha Freeman

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Martha Freeman has written nine books for children and young adults, including "The Trouble with Cats", and the "Chickadee Court" mysteries. Kirkus Reviews praised her First Kids Mystery #1, The Case of the Rock 'n' Roll Dog, for its "Snappy narrative" and called her First Kids Mystery#2, The Case of the Diamond Dog Collar, a "gem." A native of Southern California, she lives in State College, Pennsylvania. Learn more on her website, www.marthafreeman.com.
Published May 15, 2007 by Holiday House. 240 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Fiction

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After she discovers her boyfriend Eliot making out with another girl in the cooler at the bagel store where they both work, she decides that she will pen her manifesto—“a thousand reasons never to kiss a boy.” Jane recounts the relationship’s past occurrences and stumbles upon its undoing, which ...

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The incident, which results in the couple's break-up and Elliot's getting fired, inspires Jane to create a list of reasons why it's best to ""never to kiss a boy."" (""It will be my life's work,"" she declares.) Appearing at the beginning of each chapter, her reasons introduce various uncomfortab...

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