Kiss (Fearless Series #5) [NOOK Book]

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I've heard that you can learn everything you want to know about a man's heart through just one kiss.
We'll see about that.
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Kiss (Fearless Series #5)

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Overview

I've heard that you can learn everything you want to know about a man's heart through just one kiss.
We'll see about that.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743434096
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 8/30/2001
  • Series: Fearless Series , #5
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 889,418
  • Age range: 16 years
  • File size: 279 KB

Meet the Author

Francine Pascal

Francine Pascal is one of the most popular fiction writers for teenagers today and the creator of several best-selling series, including Fearless and Sweet Valley High, which was also made into a television series. She has written several novels, including My First Love and Other Disasters, My Mother Was Never a Kid, and Love & Betrayal & Hold the Mayo. In writing her stories, Ms. Pascal is inspired by her own memories of growing up and by the experiences of her three daughters.

Francine Pascal lives in New York and the south of France.

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Chapter 1: Gaia

I'll probably never have kids. I'm not just saying that. There are a few really good reasons to think so:

1. I can't even manage to get a guy to kiss me, let alone...all that;

2. I seem to have very, very bad family karma (if you believe in karma, which I don't, but it's kind of a fun word to say);

3. Somebody tries to kill me at least once a week.

If you knew me at all, you'd know I'm not being a wiseass when I say that. Let me give you a quick example: I went on the first real date of my life recently, and the guy tried to murder me -- literally -- before the night was over. So, really, what are the chances I'm going to stick around on this earth long enough to find a guy to love me so much that I'd actually want to have kids with him in the far distant future?

But if by some miracle I ever did have kids, I would never, never, never have just one.

I remember this old neighbor of mine telling me how great it was to be an only child, how you got so much more support, love, attention, blah, blah, blah, blah. How you didn't have to share your clothes or fight over the bathroom.

I would die to have a sister or brother to share my clothes with. (Although to be honest, what self-respecting sibling would want any of my junk?) I fight over the bathroom with myself when I'm feeling really lonely.

The summer I was thirteen, the year after my mom...and everything, it was over a hundred degrees practically the entire month of August, so I used to go to this public swimming pool. All the lifeguards, and lifeguards-in-training, and lifeguards-in-training-in-training, and swim team members chattered and gossiped and giggled while I sat on the other side of the pool. I never made a single friend. One day I overheard my foster creature at the time say, "Doesn't it seem like all the other kids at this pool arrived in the same car?"

That, right there, is the story of my life. I feel like the whole rest of the world, with all their brothers and sisters and parents and grandparents and uncles and aunts, arrived in one big car.

I walked.

The neighbor I mentioned earlier, the one who was so psyched about only children? I think he neglected to consider how the whole scenario would look if you didn't have parents.

Copyright © 2000 by 17th Street Productions, Inc.

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First Chapter

Chapter 1: Gaia I'll probably never have kids. I'm not just saying that. There are a few really good reasons to think so:

1. I can't even manage to get a guy to kiss me, let alone...all that;

2. I seem to have very, very bad family karma (if you believe in karma, which I don't, but it's kind of a fun word to say);

3. Somebody tries to kill me at least once a week.

If you knew me at all, you'd know I'm not being a wiseass when I say that. Let me give you a quick example: I went on the first real date of my life recently, and the guy tried to murder me -- literally -- before the night was over. So, really, what are the chances I'm going to stick around on this earth long enough to find a guy to love me so much that I'd actually want to have kids with him in the far distant future?

But if by some miracle I ever did have kids, I would never, never, never have just one.

I remember this old neighbor of mine telling me how great it was to be an only child, how you got so much more support, love, attention, blah, blah, blah, blah. How you didn't have to share your clothes or fight over the bathroom.

I would die to have a sister or brother to share my clothes with. (Although to be honest, what self-respecting sibling would want any of my junk?) I fight over the bathroom with myself when I'm feeling really lonely.

The summer I was thirteen, the year after my mom...and everything, it was over a hundred degrees practically the entire month of August, so I used to go to this public swimming pool. All the lifeguards, and lifeguards-in-training, and lifeguards-in-training-in-training, and swim team members chattered andgossiped and giggled while I sat on the other side of the pool. I never made a single friend. One day I overheard my foster creature at the time say, "Doesn't it seem like all the other kids at this pool arrived in the same car?"

That, right there, is the story of my life. I feel like the whole rest of the world, with all their brothers and sisters and parents and grandparents and uncles and aunts, arrived in one big car.

I walked.

The neighbor I mentioned earlier, the one who was so psyched about only children? I think he neglected to consider how the whole scenario would look if you didn't have parents.

Copyright © 2000 by 17th Street Productions, Inc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Quick Light Read

    I can't stop reading these. My budget is not happy! I did not like this one as much as I liked the first four but I still devoured it in less than a day. It was a very brief period of time and skipped or skimmed over many of the mysteries surrounding the main character. On the one hand, I'm annoyed because I felt like nothing really got resolved. But on the other, I feel like I can wait a little bit before I end up buying the next book, ha ha ha!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2008

    I love it!!

    I read this book along time ago & when I moved it got left behind & I wish I still had it so I could read it again!! It's a perfect book if ur into the drama,addicting type of reading like me!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2004

    AWESOME

    this book, this series, is incredible!!!!! Some major shockers in this one ; ) Keep Reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2003

    This was THE WORST!!!

    This was the worst book i ever read! I mean Gaia and Sam FINALLY kissed, however, in the end she forgets all about it! That was the worst ending EVER!!!! i couldn't believe she forgot!!!!! I got so fustrated i had to returned the book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2002

    The Best One Yet!!!!

    This is a great book I'm so glad gaia finally kisses sam. It's really hard not to get mad at this book though, when they don't remember if they really kissed or not(I can't beleive that!!), but I think everyone should read these books they are sooooo great I'm up to #10 and can't wait to read more! I've got to hand it to francine she really knows how to write a catchy book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2003

    i love it

    i just started reading these books like last week and i love it. but i hate sam. he's such a loser, i mean come on Gaia may kiss Sam in this book and they may even have a lil thing going on but everyone knows that, in the end its gonna be Ed and Gaia. anyways, beside the fact i hate sam i think the book was great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2002

    awesome!!

    i was soooo happy when gaia and sam FINALLY kissed. . .but i hated how they both thought it wasnt real or w/e. i mean its a good part of the book but its so frustrating!!! if anyone else wants 2 talk about the books or watever im me on swedishpenguin11 or if im not on email me!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2002

    I seriously recogmend this book.

    This book isn't as good as the others I have to admit. It's a bit letting down at the end. It's pretty tedious towards the end. I mean, who can read about a kiss for 5 pages without getting a bit bored?!? Ella was terrible in that book. I got really into it when Ella was being mean. Ol' Francine Pascal is a great writer as I've seen so far and can't wait to go to #6!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2002

    addicted to Fearless!!!!!!

    I think this book is just awsome! I just started reading the Fearless books 2 weeks ago and I'm already hooked on them! I would recommend that everyone should read them!! If you like Fearless, you can e-mail me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2002

    Go GAIA!!

    I just started reading the Fearless series last week and i've been hooked ever since!!I was SOOOOO happy when she FINALLY kissed Sam. But then i got mad when her and Sam thought 'oh maybe it wasn't real' or somethin like that. They think JUST alike but they don't even know it.That gets me so mad..U know how some people talk to the screen during movies?(i do that too) but, I talk to the book!! That's how good the conflicts and scenes are in the Fearless series... READ IT!!(i'm on PAYBACK now.book # 6)email me if u read or have read the Fearless series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2001

    great book!!

    i thought this book was great. i was SO happy when Sam FINALLY told Gaia how he felt. To bad Ella ruined it all at the hospital. I can't wait til I read the other ones to see what develops between Sam and Gaia

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2001

    Read Kiss, you'll be in total bliss!

    All the books in the Fearless books are inspiring. I loved Kiss, and i was SO happy that Sam and Gaia are going to hook up! I was hooked on Love Stories when I stumbled across the Fearless series 1#, and I didnt stop! I have 1-8 and I am working my way up! I loved when Gaia went into Sams dorm and..I LOVED THIS BOOK,and i cant wait to read the rest!! I love how the books are so addicting..when im not reading, i feel empty! I have to get my mind off it!LOL! Francine Pascal has written SO many sweet valley, but I think the Wakefield twins have to give it up for Gaia Moore! IF you are a fan, email me and we can start a club!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2001

    Gaia is Amazing!!!

    Out of all the books i have read in all my life i would have to say that this whole series does kick butt!! Gaia is incredible and i loved all the books.Francine Pascal just keeps going and going. And Gaia is truly an inspiration.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2001

    Da BOoK DaT kIcKs AsS!!!!

    I am da greatest fan of Francine Pascal. Her books r so innovative and geniousy written. It even beats Harry Potter... So CHECK IT OUT NOW!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2000

    1 Word: Tantilizing!

    I luv all the Fearless books. Y? Because of the clever plot in each book and the skill and individual style of the author. Because of the way u begin to feel as though u know every single character in the book like a best friend. And because Sam & Gaia have got 2 get 2-gether! So many times these 2 have almost made it; confessed their feelings; shown their luv. But something or someone always gets in the way. In that way the author makes the series even better! It keeps u drooling for the next book, keeps u hooked until it finally works out. And there's always a different story in each book. But there's definatley a more dominant plot threading through all of the books. I can't wait until I wrap up the books! Fearless is Tantilizing! U gotta get more! Kiss is definatly 1 of my personal favs. They get so close, so close! But yet so far! U & I'll just have to wait!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2000

    The Best one in the series

    Finally, Gaia gets Sam. I looooove this series so much. I was a huge SVH fan and now im hooked on these. I couldnt put the first one down. The same with this one. Kiss was the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2000

    1 of da best

    I LUV this series of Books. I LUV the role Gaia plays in these books. The best are numbers 5 and 12. Gaia RULES!!!!!! All of these books leave u in sooooooo much suspense. I can't wait until number 13! Keep up the good job Francine!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2000

    The best in the series

    I think this was the best in the series so far. It left me dying to buy the next one. I think it is the happyest of all the books and it leaves you thirsting for more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2000

    KISS ROCKS THE HOUSE!!!!

    I have read every single book in this series and this is the best one yet! Everyone who knows anything about the charicters will like the hook up in this book. It follows up the down fall of david from the last book, Twisted.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2000

    Fearless books

    All of the Fearless books are great, but this one stands out because something finally happens between Sam and Gaia. I have been waiting for that to happen. In most of the others, Ella manages to mess up interaction between Sam and Gaia, but Gaia has Sam's clothes under her bed, so she knows something happened. This book is great!

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