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by Terra Elan McVoy

Category: Literature and Fiction
Subcategory: Teenagers
Author: Terra Elan McVoy
ISBN: 1442402164
ISBN13: 978-1442402164
Language: English
Publisher: Simon Pulse; Reprint edition (January 4, 2011)
Pages: 416
Fb2 eBook: 1109 kb
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Terra Elan McVoy has held a variety of jobs centered around reading and writing, from managing an independent .

Terra Elan McVoy has held a variety of jobs centered around reading and writing, from managing an independent children’s bookstore, to teaching writing classes, and even answering fan mail for Captain Underpants. Terra lives and works in the same Atlanta neighborhood where her novels After the Kiss, Being Friends with Boys, and Pure are set. She is also the author of The Summer of Firsts and Lasts, Criminal (an Edgar Award nominee), and In Deep. To learn more, visit TerraElan. com and follow Terra on Twitter at aMcVoy.

A fresh, observant story. - Publishers Weekly.

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Terra Elan McVoy has held a variety of jobs centered around reading and writing, from managing an independent .

Also by Terra Elan McVoy. New York London Toronto Sydney. Designed by Paul Weil. The text of this book was set in Adobe Garamond. Manufactured in the United States of America. After the kiss, by Terra Elan McVoy. 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed. p. cm.

but the crowd is a good thing, because it gives you something to watch: moms with strollers-ladies grabbing tiny hands filled with crumbs t over his head, squeaking, . .

but the crowd is a good thing, because it gives you something to watch: moms with strollers-ladies grabbing tiny hands filled with crumbs t over his head, squeaking, his mother reaching for it-her friend trying not to laugh. but it isn’t just them here-the minions of motherhood-there. Are slumped guys with laptops and spike-hair and indie t-shirts and i-didn’t-shave-today shaved faces

Becca and her boyfriend, Alec, attend different schools, but they make things work-mainly by being inseparable after school and on weekends.

Becca and her boyfriend, Alec, attend different schools, but they make things work-mainly by being inseparable after school and on weekends. So when Becca has to take a job at a coffee shop, she is more than a little bit insecure about what this will mean for their relationship. Meanwhile, new-girl Camille meets a haiku-spouting boy who makes her genuinely laugh, even though she can see an all-too-familiar loneliness in him. The kiss they steal on the back deck at a party takes her by surprise and leaves her wanting more

Terra Elan McVoy has held a variety of jobs centered around reading and writing, from managing an independent .

After the Kiss - Terra Elan McVoy. khager 9Go to khager 9's profile. I liked this book, and I think I would've liked it more if I hadn't read her first novel, Pure. But this is not about Pure. ) After the Kiss is told by two people, Becca and Camille. Becca is in love with her boyfriend, Alec. Her chapters are told through poems. Really awesome poems. Camille is new in town and meets this guy at a party.

This moment changes everything. Becca has been head-over-heels for Alec from the instant they met. He’s a brainy jock with a poet’s heart—in other words, perfect for her. Camille is careful with her words and protective of her heart, especially since Chicago. Then a new boy in her new town catches her off guard with a surprise kiss. Too bad that new boy is Becca’s boyfriend, Alec. Camille and Becca have never met, but their lives will unravel and intertwine in surprising ways as they deal with what happens after the kiss.
Comments to eBook After the Kiss
Xaluenk
This book was amazing. At first, I had a hard time following what was going on, because the story is told through two different characters, Camille, who writes in a diary form and Becca, who writes in more poetic styles. They both love this guy and its a funny, classic teenage story that wraps up in a surprising way. I loooooovveeed this book (:
Quinthy
It was very hard to keep the story straight, it jumped from poetry to an actual chapter to just a few paragraphs. I bought this book because ALL the reviews were good, but I really feel cheated! I will not buy another book by Terra Elan McVoy again especially if it's written like this book.
WOGY
Cool book about stuff. It's enjoyable. If you read this and like it you should read pure too it's good.
SkroN
It was extremely random that I picked up this book. I had a completely different book in mind to pick up next, but I came across this novel when I was trying to make room on my bookshelf. I remember buying the novel, but it soon became one of those book purchases that I told myself I would read sometime in the future. And of course, I ended up forgetting about it. I hate neglecting my books like that, but sometimes some novels just get lost in the shuffle.

I am quite pleased with decision to read this novel, because I was looking for a light read that I could get through quickly. I have been reading some not so fluffy reads lately, and I truly needed a break. I feel like this read is perfect for the summer, even though the setting doesn't take place in the summer. It just gives me that vibe of being a summer read. ( Nothing to do with the fact that I read the novel out on my deck with the sun shining. pshh.)

One thing that intrigued me was the writing style that McVoy used throughout the novel. There were two character perspectives that she would flip between. The first one was Camille who was written in second person and did not follow the capitalization rules that we are all used to. The second character was Becca, whose voice was written in prose with the use of first person. I thought it would take me longer to grasp the two different styles, but there were only a few times that I had to go back to read a sentence or two over to understand what was going on. I know there are several books out there that have been written in prose, but I found it unique how this particular novel switched between the two contrasting styles.

My one pet peeve about the story line was how there was no confrontation between the two girls involved in the triangle. They were part of this dance crossing in front of each other, but never coming together. I'm a girl who loves to see some action with this sort of thing. I'm not saying I like cat fights, but I do enjoy when two characters come together to confront the issue at hand.

I believe After the Kiss takes the common topic of a love triangle, and puts a creative twist on it with the stylistic way of writing. I do not believe my time has been wasted reading and getting to know the characters. This novel is a light read that lets your mind relax and time fly by. I would recommend this novel to any who are looking for a quick read, and stories involving romance.
Jode
This isn't Camille's first move to a new town, and it won't be her last. Her parents move her whenever a new job calls. She has to just pick up her life and leave--her best friend in Cali, her heart in Chicago--and Camille has no say. She's shattered after this move from Chicago, but she figures it's only a matter of time before they move again. She'll just blend in and make no attachments, that is until the kiss.
Becca and Alec seem to be a match made in heaven. She can't believe she has a jock boyfriend who writes haikus. He's so sweet and smart and she just doesn't know what she'd do without him. But he's the one who kissed Camille, and she doesn't know what to do from here.
Camille doesn't know who Becca is, but Becca recognizes her. They're both just trying to figure out their lives and they need to take it one step at a time.

I really liked the format of this novel. It switched between Camille with her no capital letter paragraphs and Becca with her poems. Then interspersed are Alec's Haiku/dialogue. It was a great setup, and help set the two girls apart on paper, more than just their personalities. It was interesting seeing these two girls that contrast each other in so many ways, end up in each others paths. Camille gets kissed by Becca's boyfriend, but she doesn't know he's taken. Becca quickly finds out Camille's identity and forms a plan. Meanwhile, Camille's way too caught up in her real life to really give her life in this town too much thought. Her minds still in San Francisco and Chicago. Those are places she wants to be, even if she can't admit it. I hated Becca's sort-of friend, Freya, she is such a blabbermouth drama queen. I'm glad she didn't come up that often, because she was truly obnoxious. Terra Elan McVoy made an interesting love triangle here, two girls and one boy, too confused and dealing with other things to really know what they want. Becca is trying to figure out how to become and adult, while Camille is trying to figure out what she wants in life. Becca does seem a lot more childish than Camille in some ways, her thoughts and dialogue reveal that she is not as hardened. Camille seems to have done a lot of growing up as a byproduct of moving so often. When you close yourself of from getting attached, you have more time to look at the world. When you close off your emotions though, it may be hard to see what you want and need. This was a quick read and definitely one that will make you think a bit, I'd recommend you check it out, even though it's not one I'd re-read.

First Line:
"pulling in the driveway all you can think is that this is the kind of house they were trying to duplicate back in charlotte: the real southern living deal--a big beautiful old (but newly renovated) house in an area they are calling the virginia highlands, with no hills to be seen and two states separated from virginia."

Favorite Line:
"Her elbows are pointy
and find rib cages easily."
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