Parents' Guide to

The Kissing Booth

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Romance fans will swoon over teen author's ebook sensation.

Book Beth Reekles Romance 2013
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 17+


The movie is WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY better and this book is soooo inappropriate. It is FILLED with sex and lots of language. It is VERY cringy and it's a horrible book. How it got published is beyond me.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+

The kissing booth

I really liked it but I found that it lacked detail. I found myself wanting more. I feel like they should have added more detail to Elle and Noah’s relationship. Also the ending was not the best I wanted to know what happens between Noah and Elle. I feel like it was a glimpse into a teenagers life and how it’s confusing and you find yourself in difficult places. Overall a decent movie

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (5 ):

This teen romance is an amazing achievement for such a young author, who was 15 when she published it herself as an ebook, but it's for romance fans only. Bad-boy Noah and pretty, popular, every-girl Elle make a swoon-worthy couple. Narrator Elle is easy to relate to. Her friends and family are all believable, too. In real life, Noah's quick temper and extreme jealousy would be serious red flags, but here they just add to his bad-boy allure.

Some of the British words used in the California setting seem odd, and keep it from feeling like it happens in a real place. There are no outside concerns for any of the characters beyond themselves and their California, upper-middle-class, high school world. Best for teens who just want to escape into a sigh-worthy romance.

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