The ABC's of Kissing Boys

The ABC's of Kissing Boys

by Tina Ferraro

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ISBN-13: 9780375891953
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/13/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Lexile: HL800L (what's this?)
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tina Ferraro is the author of Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress, The Starter Boyfriend, and The ABCs of Kissing Boys. She lives with her husband and their three kids in Southern California.

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ABC's of Kissing Boys 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
GirlwiththeBraids More than 1 year ago
Parker has everything: popularity, friends, style, and now she's a junior in high school. Sixteen is the age when you're supposed to be having the time of your life but how humiliating would it be if you found out you're stuck on the freshman soccer team? Parker hatches a plan to get on the varsity team where her friends are but it's complicated and she needs a boy . to teach her how to kiss. When her so-called "best friend" discovers Parker kissing a freshman, rumors start to spread. Parker finally gets to see her friends from the outside, the way others do, and it's not pretty. Now she has to decide where she truly belongs: with the popular crowd or in the arms of the loveable freshman boy across the street. The ABC's of Kissing Boys was sweet and enjoyable. Though the moral of the story is a little messy and not the easiest to understand at first, the author never strayed from the plot. The romance seemed so real and I couldn't help but smile at the predictability of the ending. This book has the potential to be a great film! Author Tina Ferraro's writing isn't the best I've read but it was new and different. Have you ever read a book where the girl falls for a younger boy? The narration actually felt like it was coming from a teenage girl. I rated it a 4 was because I couldn't feel any sympathy toward the main character for the situation she was in. Overall, I learned a lot from The ABC's of Kissing Boys. *wink, wink*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It looks interesrinf but im 12 7th gr im not sure if i shuld read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ABC's of Kissing Boys By Tina Ferraro Pub. Date: January 2009 4 out of 5 stars PG- Graphic Kissing or you could call it "some serious spit swapping" Recommended Parker is crushed when she is forced to stay in JV soccer. As a Junior, there is nothing more embarrassing. Well, maybe being dumped by your popular friends and treated like dirt is worse. With the help of her brother, she hatches the slyest, most public plan to gain a spot on Varsity and get her old life back. It all hinges on one simple thing, a kiss. Only problem. Parker doesn't have the kissing knowledge needed. Starbursts and cherries bring her and the Freshman Murphy kid from next door together. Her new kissing instructor grows closer to her, and deep down she sadly knows it could never work. But she can't help but grow fonder and fonder of his calm voice and enchanting blue eyes. His lessons were suppose to be her ticket back to the good life, but will they rather be her downfall? The ABC's of Kissing Boys was both cute and sad. The plot is deceivingly straightforward. Underneath it though are intricate high school politics that depend on variable emotions. The story's plausibility made it amazingly real. The emotional roller coasters, gossip speed, hidden politics, sly insults, repentance and forgiveness, the putting off of decision making, and the ongoing internal struggle to do what is right were all present and credible in the different characters. I felt like I should know them from somewhere. This realness effectively had me going through the same emotions as Parker and I grew very attached to her. The kissing scenes between Parker and Tristan were very intimate and silly though it was, I always blushed and did a quick sweep of the room. Their vulnerability and closeness gave me a slightly guilty feeling for "seeing" it, but I never felt dirty while reading. The ABC's of Kissing Boys would be a great filler for in between books or great for car travel. This book will delight both tweens and teens. Date Reviewed: April 19th, 2009 For more book reviews and book information check out my blog at www.inthecurrent.blogspot.com
bella_aire More than 1 year ago
Tina Ferraro¿s latest novel is quite clearly fabulous. It is lightly captivating, particularly in exploring the unusual relationship between Parker and her freshman neighbor and kiss expert, Tristan. I loved Tristan¿s handling of the situation, and Parker¿s reactions toward Tristan. Not only does this book explore romance, but it also explores friendship as Parker learns who her true friends are. The ABCs for Kissing Boys is perfect for relieving stress related headaches or for homework breaks. It¿s an easy read that doesn¿t give a reader the feeling that they are lowering their IQ.


The ABCs of Kissing Boys is a pleasure read and a book for those who would like to take a minute just to read for fun. I realize that there are a lot of light, fun books out there to choose from. If you¿re looking within this genre, The ABCs of Kissing Boys would make a wonderful choice: it is top quality fun and is now ranked as one of my favorite pleasure reads.

A Not So Closet Geek Review by
~bella aire~
robin_titan More than 1 year ago
This book was sooo cute! I'll admit, at first I thought, "hmm is it gonna be one of those books that's super predictable?" but thank goodness I was wrong. It was nothing like I thought it would be and I really enjoyed it.
Parker is a junior who loves soccer and this year she unfortunately did not make it into varsity with the rest of her junior "friends". She and her brother Clayton have come up with the Plan that will hopefully get her back on varsity. This plan includes a hot guy called Luke and a kissing booth, wonder what's gonna happen..... :D
I thought Parker and Tristan's relationship was so freaking adorable! I'll miss them :( I really liked how Tina Ferraro did this creative thing with her chapter titles, some of them made me giggle quite a bit. :D This book is a nice, cute, funny (man there's some jokes in there that will make you laugh out loud), short read that many will find enjoyable.

-tvandbookaddict
JRlibrary on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book was surprisingly good. I read it for the Peel Fiction Review Committee, but didn't expect much. The title really turned me off because I though it was just going to be about someone who wanted to learn all about kissing. Which is a bit about what it was about, except the motivation behind WHY the character needs to learn how to kiss was what made the book interesting. The main character, Parker, does not make the varsity soccer team, even thought she really strongly believes she should have made it. All of her JV teammates make it, but she has to stay back and play on the JV team. There is a big sports fair coming up, and the varsity team is running a kissing booth. The coach who raises the most money at their booth gets a choice parking spot for the rest of the year. Parker has this great plan; her brother's friend Luke, a college hottie, is going to show up with a TON of money, and insist that he wants to kiss Parker. The coach is going to put Parker on the varsity team for a few moments, and later, Parker is going to use that to convince her that she should be there all the time. However... Luke tells her the kiss has to look convincing, so she starts looking around to try to find someone who can help her practice. She settles on a freshman who lives beside her, named Tristan. She doesn't anticipate that she will actually develop feelings for him. Meanwhile, there are some great lessons learned about old friends who are ditched when better friends come along, and who is really a friend, etc. I enjoyed this book much more than I expected.
GirlwiththeBraids on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Parker has everything: popularity, friends, style, and now she¿s a junior in high school. Sixteen is the age when you¿re supposed to be having the time of your life but how humiliating would it be if you found out you¿re stuck on the freshman soccer team? Parker hatches a plan to get on the varsity team where her friends are but it¿s complicated and she needs a boy ¿ to teach her how to kiss. When her so-called ¿best friend¿ discovers Parker kissing a freshman, rumors start to spread. Parker finally gets to see her friends from the outside, the way others do, and it¿s not pretty. Now she has to decide where she truly belongs: with the popular crowd or in the arms of the loveable freshman boy across the street.The ABC¿s of Kissing Boys was sweet and enjoyable. Though the moral of the story is a little messy and not the easiest to understand at first, the author never strayed from the plot. The romance seemed so real and I couldn¿t help but smile at the predictability of the ending. This book has the potential to be a great film! Author Tina Ferraro¿s writing isn¿t the best I¿ve read but it was new and different. Have you ever read a book where the girl falls for a younger boy? The narration actually felt like it was coming from a teenage girl. I rated it a 4 was because I couldn¿t feel any sympathy toward the main character for the situation she was in. Overall, I learned a lot from The ABC¿s of Kissing Boys. *wink, wink*
theepicrat on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I really really really liked the cover - utterly and undeniably quite luscious! I will admit that I did not expect much from this book except light and fluffy, and in that regards, it did not disappoint.I had been looking forward to the actual ABCs that open up each chapter. For some reason, I had expected each letter to describe some new form of kissing. While some of them did - is it just me who is a little freaked out by the Butterfly Kiss?! - others stood for reactions and advice when it comes to kissing. Call me a little weird, but I was hoping to learn some new kissing moves? :DOverall, a pretty light high school romp. No major life-changing stories here. Definitely some kissing, but not enough for me apparently!
callmecayce on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book was like eating chocolate (or something sugary and yummy). I felt kind of bad reading it, because it's so silly, but I loved everything about it. From the ridiculous plot to the predictable romance to the surprisingly strong main character. This was recommended to me after I realized I'd forgotten to bring another book from home and it took me just about an hour to read it. It's super quick, hilarious (I was laughing out loud) and so cute and sweet that I must have gotten at least 12 cavities while reading it. This is light, fluffy, and truly adorable. A+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Parker is bummed that she didn't make the Varsity team in her junior year and will do anything to get in. So, her brother comes up with this rediculous plan that might actually work, and that also involves some smooching with a guy that's in college but still has all the high school girls crushing on him. But, Parker's kissing skills are not too good. So, she takes some kissing lessons with her neighbor, but who is also her father's arch-enemie's son. Parker soon seems to have feelings for him and wants to be with him forever. But what will happen between their dads? Will it be like Romeo and Juliet...? Definitely a great read. I love books about young love and this has to be one of my favorites. Trust me, I read ALOT of stories about young love If you have any comments on this title it "to Kat" Love y'all, ~Kat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! I literally fell in love with Tristan!!
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Really cute story
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I loved this book and whoever wrote about that sex thing; you're a real creep and you need to get a life!!!!! Other thsn that i loved the book and it was really sweet because the ending was like romeo and juliet except for the dyeing part ad the ending was awesome and makes me want to read the book again!!!!
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deereadsforfun More than 1 year ago
i loved this book, i will read it again
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