Acclaimed writer Margo Rabb's Kissing in America is "a wonderful novel about friendship, love, travel, life, hope, poetry, intelligence, and the inner lives of girls," raves internationally bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love).
In the two years since her father died, sixteen-year-old Eva has found comfort in reading romance novels—118 of them, to be exact—to dull the pain of her loss that's still so present. Her romantic fantasies become a reality when she meets Will, who seems to truly understand Eva's grief. Unfortunately, after Eva falls head-over-heels for him, he picks up and moves to California without any warning. Not wanting to lose the only person who has been able to pull her out of sadness—and, perhaps, her shot at real love—Eva and her best friend, Annie, concoct a plan to travel to the west coast to see Will again. As they road trip across America, Eva and Annie confront the complex truth about love.
In this honest and emotional journey that National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr calls "gorgeous, funny, and joyous," readers will experience the highs of infatuation and the lows of heartache as Eva contends with love in all of its forms.
I enjoyed this book a lot! Not as much as I was hoping, but yeah, it was a really awesome! I enjoyed reading about Eva, Annie, and all of the relationships that were showcased in this book. The relationships were the main part of this book!
Relationships. Love. Eva, in the beginning, is more focused on romantic love, she only thinks about Will, but as the book goes on, things become a bit more blurry, and her focus changes, widens, and that was a good chance!
Between the road trip, the new findings in the plane crash that her dad died in, the game show, and Will, well, Eva has a lot going on! And some of the emotions could've been very difficult to deal with. And I think she did a really great job!
I think that it was pretty crappy of the producers to not let Eva back onto the set. That they kept her off to product more conflict. And how could it be fair that because she didn't get half the question, the final one, even if she was the one with the most points, she lost? That really sucks for Annie and Eva!
Really great book, sad that Will did that, but her other relationships were so much better for her! Pretty great book, and I enjoyed it!
Author: Margo Rabb
Read: May 19th, 2015
Reason Why: Got it from Edelweiss, and it's a SAC Book and it's going to be a WoW Book!
Expected Publication: May 26th 2015