Who I Kissed by Janet Gurtler

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Janet Gurtler's books have been hailed as "just right for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jodi Picoult" (Booklist) and "reminiscent of Judy Blume" (RT Book Reviews). Her latest contemporary YA novel is by turns gripping, heart-wrenching, and joyous as one teen girl has to find the courage to carry on after a devastating tragedy.


She never thought a kiss could kill...


As the new girl in town, Samantha just wants to fit in. Being invited to a party by her fellow swim team members is her big chance...especially since Zee will be there. He hasn't made a secret of checking her out at the pool. Sam didn't figure on Alex being there too. She barely even knows him. And she certainly didn't plan to kiss him. It just kind of happened.


And then Alex dies—right in her arms...


Consumed by guilt and grief, Sam has no idea what to do or where to turn when everyone at school blames her. What follows is Sam's honest, raw, and unforgettable journey to forgive herself and find balance—maybe even love—in a life that suddenly seems to be spinning out of control.

 

About Janet Gurtler

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Rita Award-nominated author Janet Gurtler has collected a few best friends in her travels, but only one best friend ever broke her heart. Though it was almost 30 years ago, she still remembers the pain like it was yesterday. Janet lives in Calgary, Alberta Canada with her husband and son. Visit Janet at www.janetgurtler.com
 
Published October 1, 2012 by Sourcebooks Fire. 320 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sam doesn’t normally go to parties or kiss boys.

May 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Who I Kissed

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In one night, she's got a whole school, a whole town, practically a whole nation blaming her for the sudden death of Alex, an aspiring baseball player who enjoyed collecting Hot Wheels.

Dec 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Who I Kissed

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