Kiss Me First

Kiss Me First

by Lottie Moggach
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Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

Soon to be a series on Netflix.

Leila knows more about Tess than anyone else in the world. But not even Leila knows what really happened to Tess . . .
A sheltered young woman raised by a single mother, Leila often struggled to connect with the girls at school. On an internet community for philosophical and ethical debate, she finally comes into her own, and is flattered when the website’s brilliant, charismatic founder invites her to be part of Project Tess. Communicating only through online channels, Leila immerses herself in Tess’s world. She must learn every detail about this other woman’s life: her mother’s birthday, her favorite songs, her best friends, her first kiss. Because soon, Leila will have to become her. And Tess will disappear.

The Guardian First Book Prize
British National Book Award—New Writers Award

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385537476
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.68(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

Lottie Moggach lives in London. This is her first novel.

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Kiss Me First 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Nikki_F More than 1 year ago
Chilling psychological thriller. Leila loses her mother, her only family, to MS. Alone in a new city she works from home and fills her time playing computer games until she finds the internet site Red Pill. There she finally feels like she belongs, discussing philosophy with the other forum members. When the site’s founder, Adrian, asks to meet her face to face, she jumps at the prospect. He has been encouraging and slowly building her self esteem for quite some time. He makes her feel special and intelligent. What he then asks her to do will change her life forever. “Kiss Me First” is Lottie Moggach’s new debut psychological thriller. This is a hard review to write without spoiling the plot of the novel. Regardless, “Kiss Me First” is a fantastic debut novel. You would never guess this is Moggach’s first book. She captivates you immediately. The reader follows the life, and perspective, of Leila. Her character development is flawless. Leila is unsure, unconfident, and has a hard time socializing with others. Tess is the exact opposite; she has everything Leila can only dream about. The reader follows Leila as she slowly builds a house of lies, watching the excruciating process until it disintegrates. Leila is then forced to face the truth. This novel was very well written, showing Leila’s flaws and the ability of humans to justify their actions and their wants. How often do you think you lie to yourself? How easy do you think it is to lie to yourself, building a world that doesn’t exist? This novel will get you thinking, about yourself, and others. Just what are we capable of? I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel. Moggach did a fantastic job. I definitely recommend this book, especially those who like a thriller that will get you thinking. I will be looking forward to Moggach’s next book I received this novel through Goodreads First Reads. This in no way influenced my review. I did not receive compensation for, nor was required to, write a review. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't even finish it. This was so dull, bland and boring. I really don't get all of the hype behind it.
Meredith_2010 More than 1 year ago
I really wanted more from this book. Sadly didn't live up to expectations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When u find yourself not only liking a character but being afraid for them, you know you find something worth the late nights and tired eyes. Leila is a protagonist that not only jumps off the page, but plants herself right in your lap... and......wait for it... into your heart. In addition, almost from the beginning, Moggach drops subtle hints that all is not well with the "project"...thus compelling the reader to keep going. Then there's the "mystery" looming over most of the novel that keeps you hooked as well. Lastly there's the idea of the importance of human connection which weaves itself throughout the novel. All combine to make a great read. Highly recommend!
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Anyone here *pouts*
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Ya do me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It does.