26 Kisses by Anna Michels
Release Date: May 24, 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: Breaking up with her boyfriend is not how Veda planned on starting her summer. When Mark makes it clear that it’s over between them, Veda is heartbroken and humiliated—but, more importantly, she’s inspired. And so she sets out on the love quest of a lifetime: use the summer to forget about Mark, move on, and move up. All she has to do is kiss twenty-six boys with twenty-six different names—one for each letter of the alphabet.
From the top of the Ferris wheel at her hometown carnival to the sandy dunes of Lake Michigan, Veda takes every opportunity she can to add kisses (and boys) to her list, and soon the breakup doesn’t sting quite as much. But just when Veda thinks she has the whole kissing thing figured out, she meets someone who turns her world upside down.
By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Anna Michels’s debut is the story of one girl who realizes that moving on from the supposed love of your life means taking a chance—and having the courage to love again.
My Thoughts: This sounded right up my alley! A girl who gets dumped and vows to kiss so many guys in one summer! And with each guy, a new dilemma arises in herself. whoohoo.
We are introduced to Veda who has been dating the same boy for a while. He ends up dumping her and she’s devastated. But her cool best friend decides on an idea that should pull her right out of her depression. Kiss 26 guys before school starts back up. Each letter of the alphabet.
Veda thinks the idea is a little bit insane but she does it anyway. At this point, what does she really have to lose?
But of course she has to meet a boy she actually likes and wants to kiss. A boy she gets to spend her days working around. She gets along with him. He understands her. He gets her quirky personality and her love of things.
I really did enjoy this one a lot. It was a fun summer read, even though I read it in the winter. It’s a book you’d want to sit out and read all day long by the pool. It was so much fun. Veda had me laughing but I also had the feels a lot of the book. I also liked all the side characters. Her family, her friends, her co-workers.
I really enjoyed this one, and I flew right through it.
Overall: I could say a whole lot more about this one but I don’t want to ruin it for you. It was a cute read. It was a nice neat read. I really liked it and Veda and all her kisses!!!
Cover: Love it! Love the colors and the little kisses. Its cute!
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