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Description of The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles PDF
Meet Rochelle “Elle” Evans: pretty, popular—and never been kissed. Meet Noah Flynn: badass, volatile—and a total player.
When Elle decides to run a kissing booth at her school’s Spring Carnival, she locks lips with Noah and her life is turned upside down. Her head says to keep away, but her heart wants to draw closer. This romance seems far from a fairy tale.
Is Elle headed for heartbreak or will she get her happily ever after?
From School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-Elle and Lee have the perfect coed relationship: a best friend to shop with, stand up for you when others put you down, finish your sentences, and never ever-even for the slightest second-consider crossing the line between friendship and romance. Then Elle falls for Lee’s older brother, and their friendship is put to the ultimate test. Kissing Booth is both predictable and deeply implausible.
These kids have drunken parties, sleepovers at one another’s houses without calling home, and sex within days of starting a relationship, and seem to wear the least amount of clothing possible at all times. Teens are likely to be turned off by this book as it paints them as irresponsible, unintelligent, and emotionally stunted on nearly every page. Simply put, today’s young adults deserve a little more credit. The pacing of the novel leaves a lot to be desired, as there are several instances in which a plotline absorbs 30 to 40 pages of rising action only to fizzle in two to three anticlimactic pages.
The poor writing and flawed characters can be forgiven, but the glorification of a controlling boyfriend as the ideal male is both insulting to women and a dangerous message to be sending girls.-Jennifer Furuyama, Pendleton Public Library, ORα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. –This text refers to the audioCD edition.
Review of The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles PDF
“.the main reason few would guess at the fact Reekles was even younger than her teenage heroine is that her writing is so slick. The pace is deftly controlled, the chapters end on cliff-hangers, she is a generous entertainer. You might guess The Kissing Booth was written by a highly experienced American scriptwriter, manipulating every online platform with an eye for the movie deal.” — Helen Rumblelow T2 –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
Beth Reekles is seventeen years old and lives in South Wales. She is studying physics, math, French, and Spanish and hopes to study physics in college. She is an undeniable bookworm and an avid drinker of tea. Beth first published The Kissing Booth on the Wattpad platform, where it is the most-viewed, most-commented-on teen fiction title on the site, with 19 million reads and 40,000 comments to date. It also won the Most Popular Teen Fiction Watty Award. You can find her on Twitter at @Reekles.–This text refers to the audioCD edition.
Elle, the classic girl next door, actually lives a 10-minute walk away from her best friend Lee’s house. Together they plan a student council–sponsored kissing booth for the upcoming school fair. There’s nothing romantic about her relationship with Lee, and it’s just as well, because his older brother, Noah, is hot stuff. Everyone knows it, and try as Elle might to get Noah to participate in the booth, he refuses. Little does she know, he won’t do it because the only kisses he wants to receive are from her.
Seventeen-year-old debut author Reekles makes quick work of getting her couple together, and the rest is all blistering smooches and sneaking around. Some aspects of this romance are problematic. The heroine is fully aware of the hero’s hotheaded nature, and regards his possessive-to-the-point-of-violent behavior (though never toward her, we are repeatedly assured) as a sexy quirk of his personality. However, this work is nothing if not a frilly flight of fancy, coated with the finest in cavity-inducing sugar. Pucker up. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Teenage author? Discovered among the self-published ranks? It’s the kind of story the media drools over, which means sky-high awareness and a full-court press. Grades 9-12. –Courtney Jones –This text refers to the audioCD edition.
Review of The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles PDF
First of all, let me say this: I get it. I understand why Elle fell for Noah. The hot bad boy who turned into a romantic guy. Who wouldn’t want that?!
I’m so happy I read this book. Even though, from my point of view, the movie was better this time, let’s not forget that the idea came from the book. And yes, the movie was 80% different. A lot of aspects were changed. But still, the most important things were kept. And that’s why I cried like a baby when I saw the movie. And yeah, maybe I shed a tear while reading the last pages of the book, but it wasn’t the same. The movie gave me chills.
Elle was such a naive girl and Noah was so misunderstood. But they were so perfect for each other! At least in the book they were. On screen, Noah was way too tall! And Elle could have been prettier. Still, the concept, the story: 5 stars! ?
My playlist for the book:
Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance you off
Benjamin Ingrosso – Fall in love
Benjamin Ingrosso – Do you think about me
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Halsey – Alone
Shawn Mendes – Youth
“So this is what love does to people. It really does turn people into saps.”
P. S. Can you imagine that this obssesion with the movie and the book started because I saw the movie trailer 3 days ago on Facebook?! ?
Review of The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles PDF
I haven’t actually finished this book, but right now, I’m about to give up on it. Considering it’s a Wattpad story, I’m not really surprised. Don’t get me wrong,; for a story originally posted on a site like WattPad, this is good, and I’m not surprised at the number of readers that it has on that site. HOWEVER, I was hoping for something a little bit better than what I got.
Allow me to explain. I didn’t find this story on WattPad; my mom told me about how a 17 year old had gotten a 3-book deal with Random House after the publishing company found her story online. Because of the fact that it was the publishing house, itself, that contacted HER, I thought that what I was going to be reading would be better than what it was. I’m an avid Twilight fanfic reader, so I know the story of ELL James/50 Shades of Grey/Master of the Universe.The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles PDF
IMHO, The Kissing Book is only slightly above FSOG in the quality of writing. Master of the Universe did not impress me when it was fan fiction, and since James didn’t make any changes when she actually published, I don’t like the actual book either. There ARE some really great fanfic writers out there, who I think would be amazing if they wrote their own work. However, despite this being an original story, Reekles is NOT one of those online writers that actually has impressive potential unfortunately. Her story is way too cliched. Yes, most YA fiction books that aren’t paranormal romances usually do have a major cliche in the plot/storyline; however, the cliche doesn’t take up the entire story in YA books that are actually decent and bearable. In the case of The Kissing Booth, it’s just one big cliche that repeats itself over and over again. I mean, all that happens is the following:
Lee and Elle hang out
Guys flirt with Elle without her realizing it
Noah gets possessive and beats someone up; Elle gets mad
Noah and Elle fight
Noah and Elle make up and then make out
That process continually repeats itself over and over again. There’s no change that occurs. The constant whiplash of the two romantic leads was irritating, and for Elle making a huge deal about how she had never kissed a guy before, she sure jumped ship quickly when she slept with Noah after only making out with him once. I mean, really? And then, the next morning, she completely regrets it. Just, ugh…
I think I’ve made my point.
Review of The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles PDF
This book was pretty terrible. For many reasons.
For brevity’s sake, I will limit my review to one main reason it was terrible: it was written by a 17 year old girl. The writing was ok (I’m being generous, because she is after all 17.) The main problem is a 17 year old girl can’t write realistic fiction realistically. The author writes about exactly the kind of world that a 17 year old THINKS they live in: no rules, no accountability, no consequences. A world where you get want you want, just by wanting it.
The world according to Kissing Booth: (warning, the examples are spoilers-ish:)
1. Noah gets into fights all the time with no consequences. Tell me a high school in the country that does not suspend for fighting. Really.
2. Turns out Noah (who is captain of the football team) suddenly gets accepted to Harvard! Even though he never seems to study or worry about grades.
3. Parents allow all sorts of things: underage drinking (“Just don’t do it again!”) and hotel rooms after prom when your daughter just turned 16!
4. Elle goes from never kissing a boy to sex with her best friend’s brother in no time flat, all with little emotional fall out! Sure.
5. Noah, although violent, super controlling, and emotionally manipulative changes! (I blame Beauty and the Beast for this one. Just be really really nice, and he will come around girls! Love conquers all, especially the love of teenagers!)
Obviously, I am not a fan. I would even go as far as to say, I think it’s a little irresponsible.
‘Do you want a drink?’ Lee called from the kitchen as I shut the front door.
‘No, thanks,’ I called back. ‘I’ll head on up to your room.’
I’d never stop wondering at how big Lee Flynn’s house was; it was practically a mansion. There was a room downstairs complete with a fifty-inch TV and surround sound, not to mention the pool table, and the (heated) pool outside.
Even though I treated it like a second home the only place I felt really, really comfortable was in Lee’s bedroom.
I opened the door and saw the sunlight spilling in through the open doors leading to his small balcony. Posters of bands covered the walls, his drum kit sat in the corner next to a guitar, and his Apple Mac was proudly displayed on a smart mahogany desk that matched the rest of the furniture.
But, just like any other sixteen-year-old boy’s room, the floor was littered with T-shirts and underpants and stinky socks; a half-eaten sandwich festered next to the Apple Mac, and empty cans were strewn over almost every surface.
I launched myself onto Lee’s bed, loving the way it bounced.
We’d been best friends since we were born. Our moms both knew each other from college and I only lived a ten-minute walk away now. Lee and I had grown up together. We might as well have been twins: freakishly, we were born on the same day. The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles PDF
He was my best friend. Always had been and always will be. Even if he did annoy the hell out of me sometimes.
He turned up just at that moment, holding two opened bottles of orange soda, knowing I’d have drunk his at some point anyway.
‘We need to decide what we’re doing for the carnival,’ I said.
‘I know,’ he sighed, messing up his dark brown hair and scrunching up his freckled face. ‘Can’t we just do a coconut thing? You know, when they throw balls and try to knock the coconuts off?’
I shook my head in wonder. ‘That’s what I was thinking . . .’
‘Of course it is.’
I smirked a little. ‘But we can’t. It’s already taken.’
‘Why do we have to come up with a booth anyway? Can’t we just manage the whole event and make other people come up with the booths?’
‘Hey, you’re the one who said being on the school council would look good on our college applications.’
‘You’re the one who agreed to it.’
‘Because I wanted to be on the dance committee,’ I pointed out. ‘I didn’t realize we had to work on the carnival too.’
‘I know. Oh, hey, what about if we hired one of those, um . . . you know’–I made a swinging gesture with my hands–‘those things with the hammer.’
‘Where they test your strength?’
‘Yeah. That thing.’
‘No, they already ordered one of those.’
I sighed. ‘I don’t know then. There’s not much left–everything’s already taken.’
We looked at each other and both said, ‘I told you we should’ve started planning this earlier.’
We laughed, and Lee sat at his computer, spinning around on the chair slowly.
I gave him a deadpan look–well, I tried. It wasn’t easy to catch his eye when he was spinning around like that.
‘It’s spring, Lee. Not Halloween.’
‘No. No haunted house.’
‘Fine,’ he grumbled. ‘Then what do you suggest?’
I shrugged. Truth was, I had no idea. We were pretty much screwed. If we didn’t come up with a booth, then we’d end up being booted off the council, which would mean we couldn’t put it on our college applications next year.
‘I don’t know. I can’t think when it’s this hot.’
‘Then take off your sweater and come up with something.’
I rolled my eyes, and Lee started surfing Google for ideas for a booth for the Spring Carnival. I tugged my sweater off over my head, and felt the sun on my bare stomach. I tried to wriggle my arms back through so I could pull down the tank top I was wearing underneath . . .
‘Lee,’ I said, my voice muffled. ‘A little help?’
He sniggered at me, and I heard him get up. At that moment the bedroom door was pushed open, and I thought for a minute he’d left me in a tangle, but the next second I heard a different voice.
‘Jeez, at least lock the door if you guys are going to do that.’
I froze, my cheeks going bright pink as Lee tugged down my tank top and yanked the sweater off my head, leaving my hair static.
I looked up to see his older brother leaning against the door frame, smirking at me.
‘Hey, Shelly,’ he greeted me. He knew I hate being called Shelly. I let Lee get away with it, but Noah was another matter entirely. He did it solely to annoy me. Nobody else dared call me ‘Shelly’, not after I had yelled at Cam for it in the fourth grade. Now everybody called me Elle, short for Rochelle. Just like nobody else dared call him ‘Noah’, except for Lee and his parents; everyone else called him by his surname, Flynn. The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles PDF
‘Hi, Noah,’ I shot back with a sweet smile.
His jaw clenched and his dark eyebrows rose a little, like he was daring me to carry on calling him that. I just smiled back and the sexy smirk returned to his face.
Noah was just about the hottest guy to grace this earth; believe me, I’m not exaggerating. He had dark hair that flopped into his electric blue eyes, and he was tall and broad shouldered. His nose was a little crooked from when it was broken in a fight and didn’t set quite right–Noah wasn’t a stranger to fights, but he’d never been suspended. Aside from the occasional ‘scrap’, as Lee and I had taken to calling it, he was a model student: his grades never dropped below an A, and he was the star of the football team, too.
I used to have a crush on him when I was twelve or thirteen. It passed pretty quickly though, when I realized he was way out of my league and always would be. And even though he was unbelievably hot, I acted my normal self around him because I knew there wasn’t a chance in hell that he’d ever look at me as anything other than his kid brother’s best friend. –This text refers to the paperback edition.
Details About The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles PDF
- Name: The Kissing Booth : Going the Distance
- Author: Beth Reekles
- ISBN: 978-0593172575
- Language: English
- Genre: Teen & Young Adult Friendship Fiction, Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance, Teen & Young Adult Fiction
- Format: PDF/ePub
- Size: 1 MB
- Page: 336
- Price: Free