Kiss by Jacqueline Wilson

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HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT. Sylvie is sure Carl loves her, so why hasn’t he kissed her?
Sylvie and Carl have always been best friends, and Sylvie’s always dreamed that they’d get married someday. But when she begins to realize that Carl may be more interested in boys than girls, Sylvie struggles to hold on to the pieces of her shattered dreams. With her trademark blend of honesty,
sensitivity, and humor, bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson delivers a novel for teens about first love, first heartbreak, and the power of a kiss.

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Jacqueline Wilson is a bestselling author in Britain. She has written several award-winning books for children, including The Suitcase Kid, Double Act, and The Lottie Project.From the Hardcover edition.
Published March 24, 2010 by Roaring Brook Press. 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sylvie hopes her lifelong friendship with Carl will blossom into something more like what her bold new friend, alpha girl Miranda, means when she says “boyfriend.” But Carl’s object of desire is a boy at his new school, a soccer star on whom he has an intense crush, and he is moody and withdrawn ...

Mar 15 2010 | Read Full Review of Kiss


Drake's pathos and subtlety in the great love ballad “Were Thine That Special Face” is easily matched by the bombast and exuberance of Morison banging away with “I Hate Men;” every nuance and meaning of every lyric is clearly, movingly, and expertly delivered.

Mar 30 2011 | Read Full Review of Kiss

Oregon Live

Yes, Wilson's desperate, so he's goaded into posting a personal ad on Craigslist, which is answered by Vivian (Sara Simmonds), a fellow Texan with troubles of her own.

Aug 28 2008 | Read Full Review of Kiss

Open Book Society

Though she has lived for centuries, Anya, goddess of anarchy, has never known pleasure.

Mar 09 2011 | Read Full Review of Kiss

Open Book Society

It’s springtime at St. Vladimir’s Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation.

Sep 27 2010 | Read Full Review of Kiss

Open Book Society

Now, in Book 1, there is the introduction of Logan, the Spartan bad boy that Gwen crushes on, but Estep never lets Logan consume Gwen, or her storyline and it makes Gwen and Logan better characters for it.

Jul 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Kiss

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Yet as they strip away each other’s secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight… A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna’s darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home...

Dec 16 2011 | Read Full Review of Kiss

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Review brought to you by OBS staffer Deanne Summary: Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find herself changed—an angel with wings the colors of midnight and dawn—but her fragile body needs time to heal before she can take flight.

Feb 09 2011 | Read Full Review of Kiss

Open Book Society

The second story in Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress World series takes us to a story about Mencheres, one that tells all about the joys of second chances and feelings of redemption.

Nov 08 2012 | Read Full Review of Kiss

Open Book Society

Leatra finds a merman named Delmarius who agrees to give her a kiss but Leatra soon finds out there are far more consequences behind the kiss she has long wanted.

Mar 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Kiss

Open Book Society

I have lost people I loved and have often wondered what would happen if, maybe, I had the potential to bring them back so I could completely understand where Wren was coming from with her loss of Danny.

Oct 20 2011 | Read Full Review of Kiss

Time Out New York

It’s amusing and spot-on when Jacob reduces humans to the level of beasts, telling Wilson not to be afraid to carry a condom on a date because ‘we’re animals, we’re apes, we stick bits of plastic into us so we can come’.

Jun 13 2008 | Read Full Review of Kiss

SciFi Online

Carl seems much less happy to be called Sylvie's boyfriend and in a game of spin the bottle, he avoids kissing her.

Oct 01 2007 | Read Full Review of Kiss

Horror News Net

Scott Wilson and Nicole Moore make for an engaging and believable couple and as is usually the case in the better horror films there are a couple of excellent turns among the supporting cast.

Oct 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Kiss

Otago Daily Times

Filming entirely in lush black-and-white, the camera wafts through the seedier parts of the City of Angels, dwelling on architectural details as an interested tourist might.

May 30 2009 | Read Full Review of Kiss

Ken Greenleaf

As the retro guitar music twangs and the overwritten voiceover of the lovelorn, nebbishy hero backs black-and-white images of Los Angeles (filling in for Manhattan), one has a hard time forgiving the baleful effect Woody Allen has had on American independent movies.

Aug 05 2008 | Read Full Review of Kiss


Armadillo Acres’ most colorful denizens, though, are the trio of gossips — Betty (Jennifer King), Lin (Kim Glover) and ever-pregnant Pickles (Vicky Best) — who are its potty-mouthed Greek chorus: “Ren.

Jul 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Kiss

The Golf Blogger

Poetry is a personal thing, and what one person enjoys, another thinks utter drivel.

Feb 05 2010 | Read Full Review of Kiss

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