Second Kiss (2010)
Second Kiss (2010)
3.85 of 5 Votes: 2
1616637676 (ISBN13: 9781616637675)
Tate Publishing
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Rating: 4.5 starsI’m still fanning myself over the cuteness of this novel a full 24 hours after finishing it. Which let me say surprises me no end. After reading the synopsis I was a little apprehensive about starting it. I’ve never had that much fun with young adult contemporary, I’ve always preferred fantasy because I read to escape and contemporary doesn’t make me feel like I’m escaping honestly. Why would I want to read about other peoples problems unless they involve a dragon or two. Not to say that I absolutely loathe contemporary, I’ve read quite a lot of it and they aren’t all bad. But I have to say I think this is one of my favourites in this genre. I have no idea whether its just because I read it at the right time and I was feeling particularly connected to the book, or it really is a good book.The first half of the book I felt like I was going down memory lane to when I was a 14/15 year old, in Year 9 at Secondary School doing stupidly naive things and embarrassing myself to the point that I would look back when I’m 20 and cringe inwardly. I actually found it rather refreshing and realistic. The majority of contemporary YA novels nowadays seem to focus on 16 to 18 year olds and it was nice reading from a slightly earlier age. Although at times you do find yourself just facepalming and thinking “WHYYYY?! Are you blind?!” at the main character Gemma. But when you think about it when I was that age I probably would have been doing exactly the same things.The romance was lovely. I did find myself wanting to bang their heads together, but it was so adorable that I can’t dislike the book because of it. I loved the parents’ role in this aspect of the plot too. It was amusing and as a reader you can really understand exactly what they are thinking. I think the only downside of this book was a lack of proper interaction with the lesser characters, when the book finishes there are some loose ends which probably should have been tied up especially concerning Trace.Overall, it was a quick, enjoyable, light and just a bit fluffy read and I think if you’re in need of a book that you can just plough through in one sitting, that has a cute romance and a little family drama on the side this is it.I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. A heart-warming romance well played out. I knew it would be Jess. It's always Jess.Gemma knows she isn't much in this world. The boy she has a crush on doesn't notice her, her friends are her friends, but aren't, here best friends is leaving her with tingling feelings. She doesn't know what's going on. And maybe she doesn't want to. So much seems to go wrong in Gemma's life, she doesn't think she can handle it. All the wrong but right people are there for her, taking advantage of her, protecting her, punishing her, and more. She doesn't know how to handle all of the situations that are rising up in her life. She knows what she wants, barely vaguely, but she doesn't know how to go about it. She's too naive, she's not sure how she would go about it without her best friend. Well, maybe more than best friend in Gemma's heart.I honestly picked it up because of the title that wasn't explained until, literally, the very end. So worth the read, I started and finished it today. I'm feel bad that I read it when I did. It's such I good read, I wanted to savor it forever. There is always re-reading and I'll be more than glad to do it for this book.Great tale, Miss Palmer. If there is ever anything else like this, I will definitely try to be the first to pick it up.
Cliché. Fanfic.
it is awesome
It was cute.
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