Confessions of a Serial Kisser

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Random House Children's Books, May 13, 2008 - Young Adult Fiction - 304 pages
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Does the perfect kiss exist?

This smart and funny modern romance explores the pleasures and perils of love. A great book for fans of romantic reads like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han.

Evangeline Logan wants a kiss. Not just any kiss—a “crimson kiss,” like the one in a romance novel she's become obsessed with. But the path to perfection is paved with many bad kisses—the smash mouth, the ear licker, the “misser,” the tentative tight lipper.
The phrase 'I don't kiss and tell' means nothing to the boys in her school.  And worse: someone starts writing her name and number on bathroom walls. And worst of all: the boy she's just kissed turns out to be her best friend's new crush.
Kissing turns out to be way more complicated than the romance novels would have you believe . . .

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User Review  - LiDo0502 - LibraryThing

Overall I think that Wendelin Van Darren did a great job of capturing Evangeline's lust for the perfect kiss but while reading I felt it was redundant and would have liked more closure in the ending. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Is it possible to go on a kissing spree and emerge with your heart—and reputation—intact? Van Draanen's (Flipped, 2001, etc.) latest explores a number of issues revolving around sexuality, but fails ... Read full review

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Wendelin Van Draanen is the author of many beloved and award-winning books. For middle graders, she’s written Swear to Howdy and the Sammy Keyes mystery series. For teens and tweens, there’s Flipped, The Running Dream, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, and Runaway. And for younger readers, check out the Shredderman quartet and the Gecko and Sticky series. Wendelin Van Draanen lives in Central California with her husband and two sons. Find her on the Web at or on Twitter at @WendelinVanD.

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