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Kissing in America

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sweet, funny coming-of-age story about all kinds of love.

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This is a sweet, funny coming-of-age story. Author Margo Rabb takes on a lot -- grief, love, friendship, family, and more -- and handles it all with grace and wit thanks to the rock-solid voice of her engaging narrator Eva. Teens will learn a lot about what life has to offer, how to keep going through hard times, and about the many kinds of love they'll encounter in their lives.

Eva's voice propels the story at a good pace, seamlessly intertwining the many directions a teen's life can get pulled, and keeps the pages turning as readers root for her. Universal themes; a colorful, varied cast of characters; and inclusion of a wide range of moving poetry make KISSING IN AMERICA a great choice for a mother-daughter read-along.

Book Details

  • Author: Margo Rabb
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Topics: Adventures , Friendship , High School
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publication date: May 26, 2015
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 17
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: December 13, 2018

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