Who I Kissed

Who I Kissed

Book - 2012
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Samantha didn't mean to hurt anyone. She was just trying to fit in... And she wanted to make Zee a little jealous after he completely ditched her for a prettier girl. So she kissed Alex. And then he died--right in her arms. Sam is now the school pariah and a media sensation. Consumed with guilt, she'll have to find strength that goes way deeper than the fastest time in the 200-meter butterfly. Because if she can't figure out how to forgive herself, no one else will either.
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Fire, c2012.
ISBN: 9781402270543
1402270542
Characteristics: 314 p. ; 21 cm.

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Cdnbookworm Jun 12, 2013

This teen novel tells the story of Samantha, a young swimmer at the top of her game. Her father and her have moved to a new community in the same area to allow her to work with a better coach, and she is hoping for a new start there and a chance to make the nationals. When one of her team members invites her to a party she goes, but something happens there that changes her life forever. She kisses a boy she meets (something she has never done before), who then has an asthma attack and dies. She finds out he is highly allergic to nuts, and she had eaten a peanut butter sandwich before the party. Her feelings of guilt paralyze her and she begins withdrawing into herself. How her situation leads her down other avenues, good and bad, that she wouldn't have otherwise gone down shows the emotions that often affect teens. We also see how Samantha's own history has affected her choices.
The author's own son has both strong nut allergies and asthma and this led her to the idea for this story.

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ucblue
Apr 06, 2013

Amazing novel, it exceeded my expectations. I couldn't put it down and stayed up many nights just to finish it. I recomend it for anyone who has a hard time forgiving themselves and/or others. Best part was the realilistic ending and how relatable it was. *Sorry if my spelling is wrong.*

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MADKC4Ever
Mar 19, 2013

This is a great book about healing and forgiveness. It was such a great story, even though the book looks a little long, it's a very easy, quick read. It was an unexpected surprise that this book was as good as it was. Teens and adults of all ages should read this book! :)

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pinkxgurl
Dec 16, 2012

This story has a satisfying ending with perfect timing, something very rare nowadays. It's a refreshing take on grief and the steps we take to finally forgive ourselves. Check out my full review: http://www.examiner.com/review/book-review-who-i-kissed-by-janet-gurtler

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Mar 19, 2013

MADKC4Ever thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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ruiz1957
Nov 19, 2012

ruiz1957 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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