If We Kiss

If We Kiss

By Rachel Vail

HarperTrophy, Paperback, 9780060569167, 259pp.

Publication Date: December 2011


Charlie Collins has never been kissed.

She's never been in love, either. Charlie's beautiful best friend, Tess, has kissed three boys and has loved each one of them. Then Charlie unexpectedly finds herself falling for Kevin, and she's in a mess of trouble right away. For one thing, Tess is in love with Kevin. Even worse, his father seems to be dating Charlie's mom, who suddenly can t 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 can t stop wondering, What would happen if we kiss?

About the Author
Rachel Vail is the author of the Friendship Ring series and the Avery sisters trilogy, which includes the critically acclaimed Lucky and Gorgeous, as well as the novels You, Maybe; If We Kiss; Do-Over; Ever After; Daring to be Abigail; and Wonder. Rachel is also the author of the picture books Righty and Lefty: A Tale of Two Feet, Sometimes I m Bombaloo, and the series of early reader books Mama Rex & T. Rachel lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.

Praise For If We Kiss

“Vail proves that first love is anything but simple and sweet. Her razor-sharp wit will keep readers turning pages.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Very appealing. Charlie is much funnier and more knowing than any ninth-grader on the planet.”
-ALA Booklist

“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.”
-Kirkus Reviews