Sunday, December 11, 2011

Review: Kiss Crush Collide

Kiss Crush Collide

Kiss Crush Collide
By: Christina Meredith
Publisher: Greenwillow books/HarperCollins
Release Date: December 27th, 2011
Pages: 336
Source: Given for review

Goodreads Synopsis: 

Leah has the life most high school girls would kill for—popularity, glowing grades, a rich, athletic boyfriend. So why does she feel like she can’t breathe? And why can’t she stop thinking about the boy from the country club? The one who isn't her boyfriend, the one that her mother would never, ever approve of, the one that her perfect older sisters would never, ever look at twice. The one who is always looking back at her. Irresistible attraction, smoldering glances, the bad boy and the good girl—Kiss Crush Collide has everything that a steamy forbidden romance should, and then some.  -Goodreads-

My Thoughts:

I received this book among many others from NCTE.  I saw that they had put them out and I read the back and I liked the synopsis.  I thought that the book had a good plot line and if could be a very easy read.  I mean come on....I girl in high school who has it all....  I need her life. 

This book was such an easy read that when I would sit down to read it,  I would read like 100 pages in 45 minutes.  I don't normally read that fast but the book helped me through it.  The main character Leah has it all.  The parents with a lot of money, the awesome sisters that are there for everything, and the best boyfriend in the world.  I actually when I first started reading this book, I couldn't get past the fact that Leah was a spoiled little brat.  I mean she got everything.  On her 16th birthday she got a brand new car!  But guess what, she never drives it!  She has her awesome boyfriend that drives her around.  Shoot sometimes it is like pulling teeth to get my husband to drive from our house to the  Any who, after sometime the character got better because she started to act like a normal teenager.  She started to have normal teenager problems.  I like books that have this.  I feel that the readers really connect with the characters better.  They feel like what they are reading could be true in their life.  

But her world is starting to turn upside down.  Her sister is moving to Paris for a year, her other sister is getting married, and her parents are still picky as ever.  But it is just not her family that is changing, her relationship with her boyfriend is too.  She is starting to fall for another guy and she doesn't know why.  Should she give the new fling a chance or should she stay with the boyfriend that the family loves?

For me the hardest part in reading this book was that it was kind of a dull story.  They was nothing to it.  I mean there was a cute story but that was about it.  I need a little action in my stories.  I need to be on the edge of my seat.  This story just didn't do that for me.  Some might think that this book was a really good swoon, but I would have to disagree.  

But the story kept me going.  I had to know what she decided to do.  Was she going to pick Shane -the boyfriend the family likes, or Duffy -the kid on the block?  I just needed to know.  So that did keep me going.  

My Rating: 

I am giving this book 3 out 5 stars.  I liked it but it wasn't amazing.


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