Sunday, January 23, 2011

Never Been Kissed by Melody Carlson*A Review

New School = New Chance for That First Kiss
Summer is ending, and for once that doesn't seem like such a bad thing to Elise. She's hoping that starting fresh at a new high school will turn her first-kiss prospects around. New guys, new friends, and a new lease on life.
What she wasn't counting on was all the new pressure--to hang with the right crowd, wear the right clothes, and date the right guy. Just when it seems she's on top of the world, everything comes crashing down. Could one bad choice derail her future?

Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3259-2
ISBN-10: 0-8007-3259-6
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8
Number of pages: 224
Carton Quantity: 52
Publication Date: Jan. 11
Formats: Paperback


Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus. She also writes many teen books, including Just Another Girl, Anything but Normal, the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series. Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books, including the Notes from a Spinning Planet series and Finding Alice, which is in production as a Lifetime Television movie. She and her husband serve on the Young Life adult committee in central Oregon. Visit Melody's website at

Another winner by Melody Carlson. “Never Been Kissed” is a young adult book. My daughter who is 18 and I both love it. As soon as I would put “Never Been Kissed” down my daughter would pick it up. Hannah-my daughter doesn’t like to read many books I do, so if she read this you know it has to be excellent.
In this book you will see many of the dangers and traps that happen when a person in high school thinks about being the most popular.

Elise Storton is going to a new school which is hard enough and now she is turning sixteen has never been kissed. She meets a super, fantastic guy named Asher Gordon, but he has a girlfriend.
We find out what small lies, being harassed by peers, wanting to fit in can do to a teen. This book talks about some of the very real problems of teen life, like being teased, humiliated, sexting, making wrong decisions. Also the very real issue of teen suicide because of teasing. This book teaches us to know who you are emailing/texting etc…
Also “Never Been Kissed” have a very strong religious theme, but not overpowering that would turn unbelievers off.
I really recommend that you and any young person male/female read this book. It really speaks to them to not let others push you around and get the best of you.

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I received my free copy from Donna Hausler from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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