First Kiss

First Kiss

by Terri Pepper Gavulic
     
 
Fourteen year old Zelli is engaged in a constant internal battle between being true to her feelings and desires and being accepted by the popular crowd in school. This is evident on the last day of the school year, when Zelli joins some of the "cool" kids for lunch. Although she is at times humiliated by their behavior towards her, she also envies them. As she heads

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Fourteen year old Zelli is engaged in a constant internal battle between being true to her feelings and desires and being accepted by the popular crowd in school. This is evident on the last day of the school year, when Zelli joins some of the "cool" kids for lunch. Although she is at times humiliated by their behavior towards her, she also envies them. As she heads off on her summer vacation, a visit to her cousin's in New Jersey, she vows to act more like the popular girls from now on. Meeting Johnny, the boy of her dreams, gives her a chance to try out the "new and improved" Zelli. But she almost loses the chance for love with her reckless behavior, until Johnny teaches her about being true to herself and they share the first kiss.

Editorial Reviews

Barbara Corrington
Terri Pepper Gavulic has written a delightful and insightful story of first love. Honest and straight- forward, First Kiss is a gem! Perceptive and sensitive, First Kiss is a remarkable story.
James Grippando
A must read with heart, FirstKiss is a charming story of a high school girl caught up in the confusion of young romance. What sets this novel apart is the strength of its characters, who are funny, sympathetic and totally believable. Ms. Gavulic has also done a wonderful job with the pacing of her story. It never lags, and there are enough twists to keep you guessing along the way as to whether her young protagonist will make the right choices...
Anonymous Reviewer
A YA aimed at the very young adult, probably the 11-to-14 set, FIRST KISS is a delightful and insightful look at one girl's first steps toward maturation. Ms. Gavulic has ably created a character that is bewildered, searching, and, as yet, unable to trust her own knowledge of what is right and wrong for her. FIRST KISS is, very obviously, a book for girls and I would recommend it to mothers with daughters in this age group. It is innocent but very much a 90's book. Good job, Ms. Gavulic!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000078945
Publisher:
Hard Shell Word Factory
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
100 KB
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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