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February 6, 2012

The International Kissing Club Review

imageTitle: The International Kissing Club
Author: Ivy Adams
Publisher: Walker & Company (Bloomsbury)
Release Date: January 3, 2012
Received From: Publisher via Teen {Book} Scene

Summary:  Piper, Cassidy, Mei, and Izzy have been best friends their whole lives. And they've always agreed on one goal: to get out of tiny Paris, Texas, and see the world. The school's foreign exchange program seems like the perfect escape: Piper will go to the original Paris; Mei will go to China; Cassidy will go to Australia; and Izzy, unable to afford the program, will stay at home. To add spice to their semester away, and to stay connected to their best friends, the girls start The International Kissing Club, a Facebook page where they can anonymously update one another and brag about all the amazing guys they're meeting. After all, these girls are traveling abroad: amazing guys abound at every turn! But sometimes fun, flirty vacation flings turn into more serious romances, and sometimes you don't return from abroad the same person you were. Will the girls' relationships-and their friendships-be able to survive?
This was a very cute book, and an interesting subject. Books that take place in different countries are always very interesting to me.
Now, this book started off interesting but then sort of petered off before they left on their adventures. I feel like some of the build up to them leaving could have been left out. But it was not that big of a deal.
One thing I really appreciated about this book was the fact that their adventures in the different countries were not perfect and wonderful. I felt that that was more indicative of what it would actually be like, the homesickness and doubt made it more realistic.
I also liked how one of the girls stayed home. The feeling of being left and having to deal with that was one of the most relatable parts of the story. But it was the most boring to me.
The blog was a fun way to see their different thoughts as well as getting to see new people chime in.
The best thing about this book was their friendships after they came back. They would have all changed so much during the time away, and I was glad to see that the author addressed that issue.
Overall this was a good book. A little slow at times but an interesting look into friendship.


  1. Thanks for the review! (: I like the idea of the book taking place in four different countries, so it'll be a fun read!


  2. I love an honest review. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Great review! I just bought a copy of the book and I can't wait to read it! :)

  4. Sounds like a fun book!
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