Friday, December 7, 2012
If We Kiss
If We Kiss by Rachel Vail
As discreetly as possible I pressed my right fist against my mouth and stuck my gum to the back of it, just in case this was going to turn into a kissing-type thing. Even in my inexperience, I knew you are not supposed to have gum in your mouth while you kiss. Kevin led me quickly around the side of the building, then stopped. I managed not to crash into him. I tried to look calm, cool, unperturbed. I told myself not to laugh, especially not a snorting kind of laugh. "Wha ... what did ..." And then he kissed me. If We Kiss is the story of Charlotte (Charlie to her friends), who finds herself falling for a boy who is off-limits. Her best friend is in love with him, and her mother and his father are dating. Still, Charlie can't help but wonder, what would happen if we kiss?
I read this book several years ago and enjoyed it, and I just reread it because Rachel just published a sequel. This is a book that I loved throughout the whole story, even though I was not sure what I wanted to happen. Mainly because I wanted to happen and what was right were too different things. The ending was the same way. I did not necessarily dislike the ending, but is that how I wanted things to end? I am not sure. This book has a fairly definite ending, so I am interested to see what she did with the sequel. This is a cute, light book for younger teens.