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Kasie West meets Morgan Matson in this hilarious and heartwarming debut about a girl’s summer mission to get over her ex-boyfriend by kissing her way through the alphabet.
Getting dumped by her boyfriend is not how Veda planned on starting her summer. When Mark makes it clear that it’s over between them, Veda is heartbroken and humiliated—but, more importantly, she’s inspired. So she sets out on the love quest of a lifetime: use the summer to forget about Mark, to move on, and move up. All she has to do is kiss twenty-six boys with twenty-six different names—one for each letter of the alphabet.
From the top of the Ferris wheel at her hometown carnival to the sandy dunes of Lake Michigan, Veda takes every opportunity she can to add kisses (and boys) to her list, and soon the break-up doesn’t sting quite as much. But just when Veda thinks she has the whole kissing thing figured out, she meets someone who turns her world upside down
Title: 26 Kisses
Author: Anna Michels
Publication Date: May 24, 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
This book was alright. Didn’t hate it. Didn’t love it. It was just kinda there.
The pacing of the book was one of the main things that made this book just okay. It all moved along at one steady pace. There didn’t seem to be parts that were riveting or exciting. Things happened in the plotline that should have made things more exciting but just didn’t. It all just plateaued out.
As well, I didn’t really love any of the characters. I liked Killian probably more than the others, but even him I didn’t love. They just weren’t very likable beings which was disappointing for me.
Overall, I think the concept of the book was kinda fun, it just wasn’t executed well. I won’t be reading this book again or recommending it, but it was fine to read for the first time.