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The International Kissing Club

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  • Posted January 23, 2012

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    Fun, friendship, and kissing :)

    The International Kissing Club is one of those books that I had to let grow on me a little before I really got into it. As I started reading, I found it hard to really stick with it. When I first started reading this one, I have to admit that I was a little put off by the characters and what struck me as shallow personalities. However, as the book progresses, we get a much better look into the characters' personalities and what this book really is--a journey (or four journeys really) of self-discovery and growing up.

    Each main character seems to embody a female high school stereotype. Piper is trendy, flirty, and boy-crazy. Cassidy is athletic and reserved. Izzy is a tree hugger. Mei is the super smart Asian girl. While the stereotypes might make the characters easy to envision, they seemed a little too forced for me at the beginning. What I did like about the characters though is that they do have to grow-up throughout the book. Each girl hits more than a few road-bumps in their travels abroad that make them reconsider what they really think/believe.

    While I did love when the girls really started to grow-up, the entire premise of their club (i.e. kissing lots of boys) seemed a little out there and promiscuous for high school girls. Actually, Piper's enthusiasm for the project was a little off-putting at first and I wasn't sure I was going to like her character at all. Thankfully this book moved beyond the shallow premise and into deeper issues of personal growth and first love. I only wish that what I loved seeing in the second half of the book could have happened sooner and that we would have had the opportunity to spend more time with the girls as they continued to grow.

    I think that the premise will appeal to lots of high school readers with its blend of humor, romance, and friendship. The bonds of friendship are tested and hold true, giving readers hope that there really are strong friendships that will stand the test of time, distance, bullies, and boys. While the entire book isn't a home run per se, it is definitely worth a read if you find yourself intrigued by the premise (and maybe if you loved The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants for its honest narrative on high school friendships).

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