HELLO EVERYONE! I am so excited to be participating in the Sunday Street Team for KISSING IN AMERICA by Corey Ann Haydu! KISSING IN AMERICA release this Tuesday, May 26, and I’m so excited to share this book with you! Take a look at the my review of the book and click the cover to add it to your TBR on Goodreads!
Title: KISSING IN AMERICA
Author: Margo Rabb
Pub. Date: May 26, 2015
Publisher: Harper (HarperTeen)
Eva is a New York City girl, who has a small (alright, pretty big) obsession with romance novels. Ever since her dad died, she’s found solitude in them: she loves the happy endings and hopes for one herself. When she starts tutoring Will, a handsome boy whose family owns a cupcake store, she wants to ride off into the sunset with him. After he kisses her and they bond over poetry and plan hangouts in the Strand over the summer, Will announces that he’s moving to California. Heartbroken, Eva searches long and far to find an excuse good enough for her over-protective mom to let her go. When the chance to win a $200,000 scholarship comes up, Eva and her best friend Annie take off on a road trip across the country. A fun, cute contemporary love story, KISSING IN AMERICA will resonate with fans of road trips and high-school love stories.
This was such an enjoyable read! I love that Eva loves romance novels and I totally see why; it’s an escape into a perfect world with a happy ending from her life which isn’t all flowers and unicorns. Her dad’s death impacted her so much and she finds solace in the made-up stories. It is so awesome when she quotes one and I can totally imagine someone having an affinity for them. I love road trips and with Aunt Janet this trip is one heck of a ride. Aunt Janet goes around to places talking about diseases teens can get from kissing, just so you get an idea. This cover is adorable, and Margo Rabb is one of the coolest people ever. So, overall, Kising in America is a super fun read that you should definitely pick up!
1 winner will receive a signed copy of KISSING IN AMERICA! US Only.
Margo Rabb is the author of the novels Kissing in America and Cures for Heartbreak. Her essays, journalism, book reviews, and short stories have been published in The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, Slate, The Rumpus, Zoetrope: All-Story, Seventeen, Best New American Voices, New Stories from the South, One Story, and elsewhere, and have been broadcast on NPR. She received the grand prize in the Zoetrope short story contest, first prize in the Atlantic fiction contest, first prize in the American Fiction contest, and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award. Margo grew up in Queens, New York, and has lived in Texas, Arizona, and the Midwest; she now lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and children.