Saturday, August 19, 2006

Chesire, Simon. Kissing Vanessa

Chesire, Simon. Kissing Vanessa. Delacorte, 2004 [0-385-73212-0]
Kevin is sitting in his HS class when in walks the new girl and sits right down next to him. WOW she is what every boy wants and he is a nobody but he instantly knows he has to date her. What follows is a humorous tale of Kevin doing everything he can to be noticed by Vanessa. He even enlists the help of a friend who has his own dating method and has even started writing is manual down. Of course nothing goes right for Kevin. Will he get the girl at the end of this 135 page book. This is a great high interest book centered around a subject with which all boys can associate. The author is British so there are some "British-isms" but not enough to make it difficult to read. At times this book feels like a boy's version of Rennison's Georgia Nicolson books although not as descriptive. This is a good solid purchase.


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