Are You Going to Kiss Me Now?

Are You Going to Kiss Me Now?

by Sloane Tanen
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Overview

Are You Going to Kiss Me Now? by Sloane Tanen

Being marooned on an island somewhere off the coast of Madagascar with five celebrities sounds romantic and glamorous, right?

Wrong.

You couldn't find people with fewer survival skills if you tried. Seriously. Cisco may have centerfold abs, but he can't even spell SOS. At least super-sexy Jonah seems to have a clue (too bad about the purity ring). If I'm stuck here much longer, these self-involved head cases might drive me crazy-assuming they don't insult each other to death first. It's like a group therapy edition of Survivor.

At this point, I'm pretty convinced that all celebrities should be caged in Hollywood and confined to the pages of US magazine. And, btw, if you're there, God, it's me, Francesca, and I really want to go home.

Help!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402254611
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: HL700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sloane Tanen is the creator of the bestselling book Bitter with Baggage Seeks Same as well as four other books for adults and children. She received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and holds graduate degrees in literary theory and art history. She lives with her husband and son in California. Visit www.sloanetanen.com

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Are You Going to Kiss Me Now? 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Nicnac63 More than 1 year ago
Are You Going To Kiss Me Now? is an enjoyable, lighthearted read. Sixteen year old Francesca Manning wins an essay contest for Seventeen magazine (never mind the non-fiction piece she wrote is fraudulent.) Her prize is the opportunity of a lifetime--traveling to Africa on a humanitarian mission with five celebrities. Sounds exciting, eh? Not so fast. These celebrities are over-the-top, self-absorbed, pampered, complaining beasts. Francesca finds out soon enough, the 'prize' is more like a punishment when a mishap leaves them marooned on an island - in the middle of 'who-knows-where'. The display of non-existent survival skills, and Francesca's interactions with the fumbling, ego-inflated celebrities are downright hilarious. Insecurities, mistakes, sensitivities, and secrets are revealed. I recommend this book to anyone needing a light read and several laughs. Although the recommendation on the back of the book is for 12+, be forewarned there are curse words and sexual situations and terms throughout. I give this story five stars. It gave me lots of smiles and giggles-just what I needed.
K_malinczak More than 1 year ago
Reading this was just what I needed after all the serious books I have been reading lately. It was like the perfect palate cleanser. Not too serious and seriously funny! In any other situation this novel would be seen as utterly ridiculous because it was so over-the-top and overdone, but I didn't even think that once. What a madcap comedy! I hated all the characters. Every last one, including the protagonist, but now after I think back on the book, I remember them fondly. I think my favorite was Milan. She was like a mash-up of Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, and Lindsay Lohan. She was out-of-control but stupidly funny. While we are on that topic, I also enjoyed all the celebrity and pop-culture references. And this book is totally full of every celebrity and Hollywood stereotype there is. Are some of them true though? That's the magic question. A lengthy review is not necessary. Put it this way. If you enjoy reading about Hollywood, the crazy Los Angeles lifestyle, or if you like to see ridiculous things happen to celebrities, you should probably read this book. Even if you think Hollywood and the paparazzi are ridiculous and disgusting, you should still probably read it, because secretly, I think the author does too.
JulianaMae More than 1 year ago
I have mixed feelings about this book. It was okay, in my opinion. I would have enjoyed it more if a few things were different. One, the language. I just didn't always appreciate the way the characters spoke. The cursing was a fair constant, and Jesus was a go-to word. Also, one of the people stranded was supposed to be this super religious, uptight, sort of Jesus freak if you will. It depicted Christians in a bad light, and yeah, some of us are like that. I guess I just hate how the characters, at least, seemed to sum this is up as all Christians and write off anything to do with God. All the celebrities are pretty much your over privileged, selfish, stereotypical expectation. Don't expect much more from them. And the romance? Come on. No, no, no. Still, I was invested in the book. I wanted to know how they got along on the island. I wanted to watch a relationship unfold, or a love triangle, or something. There were plot twists aplenty. Sloane Tanen did do a good job of stringing people along with the prospect of the main character ending up with one of the guys. While there wasn't much depth to the celebrities, it was nice when the group started bonding and actually acknowledge our main character was alive. Overall, this book was pretty enjoyable. It wasn't my favorite, but Sloane concocted a pretty good story line. You'll probably love it if you're into reality TV shows, because I expected them to stumble on some cameras at any minute.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How can this be listed for under 2.99 when it is 7.99?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was pretty good when you just want light fare. Like dessert, my guilty pleasure!
only_1_book_crazy More than 1 year ago
this is a great book and you will really find yourself interested in the characters and there lives and who they really are aside from what they may seem to be on the outside i do not thin this book would be good for discussion because there are a lot of things in the book that a person might have a personal out look on while some one else might think is really funny but i think it would be a good book to read just for fun because i went to Barnes and noble not expecting to buy a book but i started reading a couple of pages and really got interested in it i feel that the book is very on edge and you cannot stop reading because you want to find out what happens next this book is about something that could really happen(i doubt it but it could!)this young lady is going through a lot of milestones in just about a week but it is hilarious and a great book! i give it a thumbs up!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly love this book! It was so funny!I liked how it seemed like most of them had no idea what to do, but then you found out special things they could do. I loved Fran's voice and the ending of the story. And hope another one comes out!
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jgpNYC More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. Highly recommend. A really fun, smart read.
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Flybrariman More than 1 year ago
As one of the characters remarks, this is sort of a mashup of Lord of the Flies and the National Enquirer (more like TMZ, I'd say, but whatev). It took a ittle while for me to warm up to this one, mostly because the MC Francesca is kind of a pain. Also, boy, she has a lot of nicknames, not really confusing, just kind of wt* (it's cute that she notices it, too). But, I digress. Because irrespective of what name she's going by (Bam?), she pretty much stays a pain through the whole book, although through some clever inexplicable author magic, over the course of events she becomes an extremely endearing PITB that you can't help but feel for and fall in love with. Part of her charm is that she tells a great story, and the other characters come to life through her eyes as the story progresses. The "celebs" are a wacky bunch, each with their own issues and baggage, but they also have real personalities and hidden strengths and vulnerabilities, which become apparent as time on their desert island without rescue peels back the veneer of their carefully constructed personas. Part of the fun is identifying the various characters with their real life counterparts (gossip blogger Dicole Richie is the most obvious example, c'mon you are laughing now, that is funny, admit it!) Anyway, I did come to care about Francesca, who really came to life as the story moved along (and it is really a pretty good page turner, btw, I had to read part of it under my desk after I got to work yesterday!), and although this is not deeply wrenching emotional territory, I did find the denouement moving and tender, something I really wasn't planning on (good thing I was still under my desk, potentially embarassing moment alert). So, this is really a good read, I liked it a lot. I think one of the things I admire most about this is that is takes an idea that is almost a parlor game (one that Francesca and her friend play in the beginning, btw), and makes it fresh, funny, real feeling and a great break from reality. Re-reading that sentence makes me wonder if I've mentioned enough how funny this book is, it's not just a study in Franny's emotional growth. It's clever, witty and smart. In fact it's so good that I put it on my immediate re-reads shelf, and I'm doing that now. So, to sum up, this is a lovely confection, albeit with some substance to it, but still a spun sugar castle that can't bear the weight of too many heavy feet tromping through it. So put on your slippers and enter, don't worry, there's enough acerbic, ironic j'ne sais quois to avoid any diabetes issues, and you will definitely enjoy the trip!