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ISBN: 0142402419

ISBN13: 9780142402412

Kissing Kate

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Kate was lissa?s best friend. they?ve shared everything for four years. then one night at a drunken party, Kate leaned in to kiss lissa, and lissa kissed her back. And now Kate is pretending lissa doesn?t exist. Confused and alone, lissa?s left questioning everything she thought she knew about herself, and about life. but with the help of a free-spirit new friend, lissa?s beginning to find the strength to realize that sometimes falling in love with...

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Mackenzie's Reveiw

Kissing Kate Kissing Kate was a book about a girl who fell in love with her best friend and they kissed one night. Later on in the book they got into a fight and stopped being friends, when they would talk it were more like arguing. This girl could not just get over her friend, she really liked her. I believe that society can relate to this. Because I know a lot of girls experiment with girls to experiment and that's what happened with them. It just happened that one of the girls liked the other. I would recommend this book to a lot of people because it shows you a different view on everything. After reading this I didn't care if someone was lesbian or gay it changed my whole perspective and I realized that if they love someone than go for it, you know? I think I grasped a lot of why people experiment through this book also.

Easy to relate to..

This story is beautifully written, and it strays from the basic teen novel formula into something that people of all ages can easily identify with. It's a very easy read, and you'll find yourself trying to slow down because it's so enjoyable. My only criticsm would be the portrayal of Kate. It may have helped the story if the reader had a better understanding of her motives, such as why she was so afraid of her own sexuality. All in all, a great first novel for Lauren Myracle.

Just plain great!

This is one of the most authentically written YA novels I have ever read. While I believe Nancy Garden has done more than any writer to include homosexual characters in YA lit, her novels always seem like they are written by someone trying to get in the mind of a teenager. Myracle manages to write a compelling story while really reflecting the attitudes of teens. The use of flashback is great. Unlike many authors, Myracle manages to write a gay character who is not guilt-ridden. She is filled with doubt and must come to terms with her sexuality, and what it has done to her friendship, but she never worries that she is mentally ill or otherwise disturbed. This was a great read!

Pleasant Surprise

As an over sixty father of six grown children, I had to be cajoled by my youngest daughter to read Ms Myracle's first novel. For starters the book was not written for my age group, and it was not a subject matter that seemed relevant to me now. But the story-telling was so engaging, the revelation of a young girl's search for self so clear and convincing, and the treatment of the theme so even-handed, I loved the book. Any parent (or grandparent) of adolescents should consider "Kissing Kate" required reading.

Growing up is hard to do.

As a retired educator and an avid reader I was most impressed with this book. Lauren Myracle has written an engrossing story about the sexual feelings of a teenage girl, Lissa, and how she and the important others in her life react to them. Complicating things is the fact that she has these feelings towards her best friend Kate who after arousing desires in Lissa with a kiss now ignores her. Lissa's parents were killed in a car wreck when she and her younger sister were very young and they live with their Uncle Jerry. Entering the picture is Ariel, an interesting and ultimately critically important character in helping Lissa come to terms with her dilemma.Myracle develops her story in a way that will appeal to teenagers with similar feelings but more that that she tells it in an engrossing manner that keeps the reader interested from beginning to end. This book is an important one for teenagers, parents, counselors, therapists, and anyone who wants to understand and help teenagers, even adults, with similar conflicting feelings.
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