Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The ABC's of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro

Synopsis from barnesandnoble.com:

Parker Stanhope has played soccer practically since she could walk. And now that she’s a high school junior, everything she’s worked for is finally coming together. She’s paid her dues on the field, and as an upperclassman, she’s a shoo-in for the varsity team. But that’s not what happens.

This year, Coach Hartley moved up every JV player but two—and one of those two was Parker. Now, she’s stuck with the freshmen, her friends are cutting her loose, and her love of the game is seriously beginning to fail. But Parker is determined to get her life back. She has to get on the varsity team, and she has the perfect plan. All she needs now is the right kind of coach.

If I had to describe this book in one word it would be "aww." There were sad "awws" as well as adorable "awws." I really felt sad for Parker when she didn't make varsity. I was happy for her when things were developing with Tristan. I think that her relationship with her neighbor is a great example of how you can't control your feelings for someone and sometimes you fall in love with people you never expected to even like.

I really liked that Tristan ended up being a great guy and not just some immature kid. It was interesting that he had more kissing experience than she did even though he was a freshman and she was a junior. That definitely made for some complications in their relationship. Their kissing lessons were lots of fun to read about.

The writing: great.
Characters: anything but flat.

I can definitely see myself reading this book again in the future. This would be the perfect romantic comedy novel to curl up with on a rainy day - or a sunny day for that matter. I really enjoyed reading this book and I think any teenage reader will, too!

5 out of 5 stars


  1. What a great review :) I also really enjoyed The ABC's... I can see it making a good teen movie!

  2. Great review, glad you liked it. I should definitely begin this one soon, it looks adorable! (:

  3. i'm going to buy this-just can't wait 4 the library any longer!