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After the Kiss

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

okay book

the book at first was confusing but whe i started to really read it got into because i could relate to what was going on in the book .

posted by 2916075 on August 11, 2010

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5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.


It is just a wast of money not worth it

posted by 10031677 on September 7, 2011

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  • Posted August 19, 2012

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    This is a lovely book that tells a wonderful story. While the s

    This is a lovely book that tells a wonderful story. While the structure
    is very different from the conventional mainstream novel, it is very
    well written and tells a story that is very pertinent to the teenage
    drama most kids experience on a daily basis. The novel is written in
    verse. Perhaps this is a big part of the reason many readers did not
    understand and/or like the novel. However, I thought it was incredibly
    clever. I also found it interesting that the two main characters, the
    two narrators, never really get to know each other or come to some sort
    of understanding. While I believe Camille comes to understand Becca, I
    don't think Becca ever really realizes how things were for Camille.
    This proves to be elementally unnecessary, however. I think Becca gets
    what she needs out of the situation in the end and her understanding of
    Camille is not required. It is enough that Becca realizes she does not
    need to get revenge against Camille and that she is better off moving
    beyond both Camille and Alex that is important to the overall plot and
    Becca's personal growth.

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  • Posted June 13, 2010

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    This is a beautifully weaved take on a love triangle type situation, pitched through alternating points of view that are connected in an invisible way. Though it took me a little to really get into the novel, it was well worth it. Camille and Becca have separate lyrical styles, one more prose than the other but it certainly helps paint their overall unique perspectives.

    The pacing, first and foremost, is unique and endearing. Some events that are classically elaborated on in most books are instead surpassed here, letting the reader know what happened without going into detail. Things rush unexpectedly before slowing again, helping to create the overall feeling of being overwhelemed with events and unsure how to respond. This particular facet did not come across as choppy, instead drawing the reader in more and forcing attention to keep up with the sometimes rapidly occuring events.

    Despite the two points of view, there is little retelling and choppy overlap and changes. These are two separate stories, twined together because of Alec without either girl knowing the other before his actions. Even after said kiss, the two girls remain strangers, showing the mayhem on each side and pitching each in a vulnerable, victim type light without one girl being particularly in the wrong over the other, at least within each perspective.

    Though this book is in lyrical form, each girls' personality comes out strongly, creating the overall picture of who they've become over the years, their home life, and their habits and drives. McVoy does a phenomenal job keeping them separate yet together, allowing the kiss to take place early in the book and showing in sometimes great and other times vague detail the aftermath.

    The most notable aspect of this book is the manner in which McVoy chose to bring these two girls together, putting them face to face despite what happened and continuing to play the events out. Her final outcome was surprising and beautifully played, as was Alec's ultimate ending of the story. Despite the dual perspectives, McVoy brought forth each girl's mentality and pulled the reader in to them through her strong writing even in a lyrical setting. With the many unique elements added in, even with a commonly used love triangle type premise, McVoy has created something that will stand out and engage the reader.

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  • Posted May 13, 2010

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    After The Kiss was a delightful story!

    After The Kiss was a delightful story written in a charming poetic verse. At first, I was feeling perplexed since I'm not used to reading this type of style. However, the fluidity of Becca and Camille's point of views were easy to follow. Once I got into the rhythm, I started enjoying the plot and relatable characters. Becca, was an engrossing individual. I didn't really understand her complexity until she started working at the coffee shop. Camille, was a cautious yet respectable and level-headed young lady. I gravitated towards her attitude even though drama fell into her lap.

    Alec, Becca's boyfriend, was a jerk. After Becca started working and establishing responsibilities, her time became limited. A supportive boyfriend would remain by her side. But, Alec was nothing but a weak minded man. His mistake of kissing the new girl Camille, cost Becca her heart. I felt every emotion Becca went through since I know what it feels like to be cheated on. I started seeing how fragile and depended she was on Alec. But, I admired her courage and restraint for dealing with the heartbreak. Both characters grew throughout the book and I was glad to see an enlightening ending. Overall, a great way to start loving poetic versed novels, I am excited to also pick up Pure and every other future release by Terra!

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