If We Kiss
By Rachel Vail
(HarperTeen, Paperback, 9780060569167, 288pp.)
Publication Date: May 2006
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Charlie Collins has never been kissed.
Shes never been in love, either. Charlies beautiful best friend, Tess, has kissed three boys and has loved each one of them. Then Charlie unexpectedly finds herself falling for Kevin, and shes in a mess of trouble right away. For one thing, Tess is in love with Kevin. Even worse, his father seems to be dating Charlies mom, who suddenly cant stop smiling. With no one to confide in, Charlie has to figure this one out for herself. But even as she tries to pull away from Kevin, she cant stop wondering, What would happen if we kiss?
Rachel Vail is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed novels If We Kiss and Lucky, Gorgeous, and Brilliant (the Avery sisters trilogy) and more than a dozen other novels for young teens, including the Friendship Ring series. Rachel has also written many beloved picture books, including Piggy Bunny and Sometimes I'm Bombaloo, and two hit novels for elementary school kids, Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters and Justin Case: Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom . Rachel lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons.
“Vail proves that first love is anything but simple and sweet. Her razor-sharp wit will keep readers turning pages.”
“Very appealing. Charlie is much funnier and more knowing than any ninth-grader on the planet.”
“Absolutely believable. Vail demonstrates her usual knack for getting to the heart of an emotional quandary.”
-The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Amazing what one kiss can do.”
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