Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Book Review #2 - The Kiss off by Sarah Billington

When sixteen year old Poppy Douglas writes a song about her ex-boyfriend Cam and ex-friend Nikki, she has no idea that her heartbreak is about to go global. 

A local band picks up her song from Youtube and soon she’s along for the ride with her own fanbase as they blow up on the local club scene and hit the international charts. Though it turns out leaving Cam behind isn’t as easy as she had hoped. 

Tangled in a web of unfinished homework, ill-considered sexting and a new lead-singer boyfriend, Poppy has a choice to make between the ex that inspired it all and the rock God whose poster lines the inside of half the lockers at school. But as she struggles to keep her emotional dirty laundry private, she learns that the truth can be hard to find when your life is in the headlines.

Sarah Billington has a unique voice in her writing, which I loved. Her main protagonist, Poppy, was dynamic and interesting and fun. She told you everything she was thinking and feeling. This story is full of detail! I loved the way the teens spoke to each other, it sounded very real. My only little concern was the amount of alcohol in the story the 16 year olds drank.

The love triangle definitely kept the tension. I wasn't sure who Poppy was going to end up with (if either of the boys) but she ended up with the guy I wanted her to. YAY. I had a tiny crush on him myself :-)

A fun story, with lots of dialogue, teen angst, awesome music stuff and did I mention fun? If you like romantic teen comedies, this book is for you. 4 out of 5 stars from me.

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