KISS IT by Erin Downing (Blog Tour)

May 13, 2010 4 flames 3

Author: Erin Downing
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; Original edition (June 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416997008
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416997009
Chastity Bryan has never been shy about going after what she wants. And when sexy, mysterious, so-not-from-this-town Sebastian walks into Chaz’s life, she knows in an instant that what she wants next is him. Chaz has no intention of playing for keeps—but she most definitely has intentions. Who needs true love when you’ve got true lust? 
Sebastian has no idea what he’s in for—but maybe neither does Chaz… 
I am going to start off by saying that even though this is a young adult book, if you don’t like your teen to read about sex, then don’t even think about picking this book up. 
Yeah, the cover comes off cute and girly, but inside the book the author covers a lot of deep and emotional things that teenagers are exposed to in real life.  The main character, Chaz, is strong willed and very horny! She is a senior in high school and on Christmas break.  She thinks about sex all the time and can’t wait to have some.  She doesn’t want a lasting relationship, just a quickie.  That all changes when she meets Sebastian.  Sebastian has secrets of his own that will keep you reading to find out what.  When you do find out what his deep, dark secret is, you might be scratching your head like I was.  For some reason the admission didn’t seem real.  
I liked the book, and I liked the plot, but the characters to me were shallow at times.  They at times acted younger than the age they were suppose to be portraying.  The author touches on casual sex, teen pregnancy, cancer, some racy language, drinking and abortion.  Though that seems like a lot to put in a small book focused for teens, it did have an impact.
Overall, I enjoyed reading the book even though I had problems with some of the characters in the book.  I would pass on letting the younger teens read this, but would be a great read for older teens.

Very Good! I would recommend this book!

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