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Publisher's Summary

Now a Netflix movie starring Joey King and Jacob Elordi! Listen to the first audiobook in the Kissing Booth series for some fun, fresh romance from Beth Reekles.

Meet Rochelle “Elle” Evans: Pretty, popular - and never been kissed.

Meet Noah Flynn: Badass, volatile - and a total player.

When Elle decides to run a kissing booth at her school's Spring Carnival, she locks lips with Noah and her life is turned upside down. Her head says to keep away, but her heart wants to draw closer. This romance seems far from a fairy tale.

Is Elle headed for heartbreak or will she get her happily ever after?

Don’t miss the next two books in the series:

  • The Kissing Booth number 2: Going the Distance
  • The Kissing Booth number 3: One Last Time (on sale August 2021)
©2013 Beth Reekles (P)2013 Random House

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Coulda been better

I’m excited to see the movie and that’s what turned me on to this book. The narration was pretty bad though. Whenever she tried the male voices — it was cringeworthy.

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Poorly written

I know that this was written by a young writer, but I couldn't get through the whole thing. The story is repetitive, the dialogue is painful, and the love interest is borderline emotionally abusive.

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Unmet potential

Cringeworrhy in a fun way. The book reads more like a first draft rather than the finished product. There are directions toward drama and intrigue where the characters could have gone. Instead the characters take short walks down the interesting paths and turn back to the same old thing. Noah 's response to everything seems to be "yeah"; yet he is a supposed intelligent student athlete being courted by ivy league schools.
If you watched the movie and are looking for a bit of background, you will not find it here. The book provides no more substance than the movie. In some ways the movie makes up for the lack of polish in the book. Both the movie and the book are fun, cringeworrhy and simple to understand.... Good choices when your brain is on overload and you need a bit of food to destress. Definitely a good first attempt by the author... A good editor could make this into a stellar book.
Final note, I definitely suggest reading this rather than listening to this version. The performer's attempt at the male voices just dumbs down the characters in a manner I do not believe is intended. Rather than the long suffering, brooding male, Noah comes off as lackluster and blah.
Read this if you enjoyed the movie or as a fun vacation from your problems read. Looking forward to future attempts from the author.

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The movie was much much better

The storyline was way different than the movie and the plot was just not as well developed. The narrator sounded like the character and in that sense it was good, however, I didn’t feel like Shelly was a great character. I found her annoying and the whole story sounded like a little girls fantasy.

This will probably be the only time I will ever say this, but watch the movie, it’s way better than the book. So sad.

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Meh

Over all the book was OK. Not worth the credit I Used to get it though. I didn't care for the narrator either.

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Beautiful, amazing, Breathtaking Book!!!!!!

This book was amazing adventure, if you love romance and adventure you will love this book. If only we all could have one Lee and on Noah

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Can’t believe I’m saying this but....

The movie was better! I feel like the story was kind of choppy and didn’t flow like the movie did. I’m usually one who likes the book SO much better but not this time. So if you’re expecting it to be better I wouldn’t recommend it.

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Nothing like the movie

Honestly I did like the book better I think Lee was a better character here and I like the group of friends more. There was some parts of the movie I liked more. Each story has it pros and cons and really they are very different so it seems like they are different stories. The narration wasn't the best but I have hear worse.

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Movie is better

One of the few times I’ve read/listened to a book and thought the movie was better.

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Not Really What I Expected

Typically books are better than the movie, and to be honest that's what I was expecting with this one too. The book lacked a lot compared to the movie, (I have seen all of them). If you're looking for the quirky romance, with super strong quirky best friendship, you may be slightly disappointed. Overall, not a bad book, just lacked a few of the key elements I was really hoping to learn more about. If you like cheesy teen romance, and haven't seen the movies, this will still probably put a smile on your face.