Wednesday, 18 February 2009

The ABC's of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro

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.

The ABC's of Kissing Boys is short and sweet, with a lighthearted subject matter and enjoyable characters.

Parker ends up learning a lot about herself, who her real friends are, and that the boy across the road just might be the one for her.

I think the whole premise of the book would make a great teen movie, and I can easily imagine it in the same vein as 10 Things I Hate About You or She's All That. It's one of those fun forbidden love type dramas, with some sports and a family feud added in for extra depth.

I love that the titles of each chapter are about kissing, and that each one starts with a letter of the alphabet. I honestly never knew that so many different kisses existed, so Tina Ferraro must have done her homework!

I'm going to read more of Ferraro's books, and I'd recommend The ABC's... to anyone looking for a light, entertaining read that is guaranteed to leave a smile on your face.


H said...

Oooh, family feuds are always fun! Would this be between Parker's and the boy across the road's families?

prophecygirl said...

Yep! It's between their fathers, and is pretty funny!

Bookworm said...

Yay, because I got it in the mail a few weeks ago and it looks super-cute, hopefully I can begin it soon! (:

Chicklish said...

I love the sound of this! Thanks for the great review.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I really want to read this one. I'm just about to start Tina's How to Hook a Hottie!

TinaFerraro said...

Jenny, many thanks for reviewing my book here, and all the lovely things you said about it. And I'm so glad you particularly enjoyed the family feud...that was an element I worked really hard on, trying to find a balance between realism, humor, and maximum embarrassment factor!

Thanks again, and hello to your readers!

robin_titan said...

I really liked this book too, it was so adorable!