ISBN 9780552554411,Kiss



Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9780552554411

ISBN-10 0552554413


Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)


Sylvie and Carl have been friends since they were tiny children. They've always played together, eaten with each other's families, called each other boyfriend and girlfriend and deep down, Sylvie has always believed that they'd end up married to each other. They even have a a magical fantasy world that belongs to them alone - and the glass hut where it's all created, at the bottom of Carl's garden. nnBut as they become teenagers, things are starting to change. They each have different friends. Sylvie would still rather spend all her time with Carl. But Carl has a new friend, Paul, who is taking all his attention. And he seems much less happy to be called Sylvie's boyfriend. And in a game of spin the bottle, he avoids having to kiss her. Sylvie can tell his feelings have changed and that her plans for the future may be affected. But can she guess at the true reasons behind it all? nnA moving, compelling and delicately handled treatment of sexuality from the Children's Laureate. About the Author JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author. THE ILLUSTRATED MUM was chosen as British Children?s Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children?s Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children?s Book Award for DOUBLE ACT, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. Jacqueline was awarded an OBE in 2002. nn* 'A brilliant young writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMESn* 'Hugely popular with seven to ten year olds: she should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAYn* 'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emtional issues' BOOKSELLER Table of Contents ...her ability to connect with readers is peerless and her deft and honest way of tackling delicate subjects is always impressive,Once again the queen of children's fiction doesn't disappoint, and the issue of sexuality is handled with the understanding that we have come to expect from her.,The emotions involved in first love and rejection, as well as other teenage concerns are convincingly depicted.,At the heart of Kiss, as in all her [Jacqueline Wilson's] best books, is an emotional truthfulness, courage and comedy that deserves more than the usual pink cover.,A beautiful and touching story about love and whom its directed to.,Hugely popular children's writer Jacqueline Wilson tackles first love and heartbreak in a very beautiful way.,A great, if gritty, read from one of our best-loved authors.,A captivating read, mirroring real predicaments and filled with believable, fully rounded characters.