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Confessions of a Serial Kisser

Written by Wendelin Van DraanenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Wendelin Van Draanen


· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· Trade Paperback · Ages 12 and up
· December 22, 2009 · $9.99 · 978-0-375-84249-8 (0-375-84249-7)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

EVANGELINE LOGAN WANTS a kiss. A spectacular, heart-stopping, life changing kiss. Somehow The Crimson Kiss (a romance novel she’s become obsessed with) and Four Steps to Living Your Fantasy (a self-help book she’s reading) have fused in Evangeline’s mind and sent her on a quest for a kiss. But the path to perfection is paved with many bad kisses—the smash mouth, the ear licker, the “misser.” The phrase “I don’t kiss and tell” means nothing to the boys in her school. And worse: someone starts writing her name and number on bathroom walls. And worst of all: the boy she's just kissed turns out to be her best friend’s new crush. Kissing turns out to be way more complicated than the romance novels would have you believe . . .


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Praise for Confessions of a Serial Kisser:

"Not the usual chick-lit fare. This great novel will no doubt expose Van Draanen to a while new legion of fans." --VOYA

"The pacing is near-perfect: readers realize, just when Evangeline does, that it is not a kiss she is [really] after. In the end, the playful title and premise are matched by tender and convincing storytelling." -- Publishers Weekly

"With a quick pace [and] romantic suspense, Van Draanen's novel is compulsively readable."--School Library Journal

"Evangeline's strong, entertaining voice will pull plenty of readers, who will root for their heroine as she begins to piece together a grown-up life." -- Booklist 

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Wendelin Van Draanen spent many years as a classroom teacher and is now a full-time writer. She is the author of many award-winning books, including the Sammy Keyes mysteries, Flipped, Swear to Howdy, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, Runaway, and The Running Dream.

Ms. Van Draanen lives in central California with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. Her hobbies include the "three R's": reading, running, and rock 'n' roll.

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