Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Kissing Booth by Lexie Hill

Spring break is over and Lisi and her three best friends are planning to run a kissing booth for the Spring Carnival. However, the problems begin mounting up. Mo (short for Molly) has defected to the Populars; Bella is deep in pursuit of an out-of-her-league jock; Johnny is completely distracted over his film project; and Lisi herself has to find a way to get her crush, Brett, to be her first kiss before the Carnival. Before it's all over, secrets will be revealed, friendships will be tested, and Lisi will be kissed. But by whom?

This book was much more entertaining than I was expecting. Granted, Lisi was a bit more oblivious than I could handle at times, but she is supposed to be. And here friends are fabulous! Everyone had more depth than it first appears. The pacing of the story is good and the build-up pays off in the final chapter.

And yet, probably the main reason I liked it so much was that it reminded me of my favorite teen movies from the Eighties. Now that might be a turn-off for some, but it was great to discover that the simple confusion and fun of teen romance can still create a great story.

So, if you feel like a little romantic situational comedy, here is your book!

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