I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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One kiss lasts a moment. But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime.One boy. One girl. A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a decade. A bond that neither time nor distance can break. A bond that will last forever. Or so they believe.When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his return, cut him off without a word of explanation?Rune's heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent. When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to come.A stand-alone young adult tearjerker romance, recommended for ages fourteen and up.
These are always the hardest reviews to write. I didn’t feel one way or the other about this book.
The romance was sweet, and I loved seeing Poppy and Rune grow together, and see everything they did with each other. There’s something so innocent about being childhood friends and becoming more.
I’ve read books like this before, and they are definite tear jerkers. But I felt like some of the events and things they did were over the top for kids their age. Some things just weren’t believable for me.
I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it. See what I mean about these being hard reviews to write. I can’t really pinpoint why I felt meh about it.
The narrators did a good job for the most part. There were times when they were talking quietly, and it was hard to hear, but I was still pleased with the narration. They did a good job of making the characters sound different so that you weren’t confused by who was speaking.
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