Chastity, aka Chaz, is a high school senior who cannot wait to flee her closed-minded, constricting small town. One night at the beginning of winter break when a stranger enters the restaurant where Chaz works, she is instantly taken with him—and his sexy body. Sebastian is staying with his dad for the holidays, and over the course of the break, from helping her cope with an unexpected crisis at home and a friend’s accidental pregnancy to sending her virginity to a point of no return, Sebastian changes Chaz’s life forever. Intelligent and entertaining, Kiss It is a tribute to the unexpected thrills of regular life.
Erin Downing (a.k.a. Erin Soderberg) has written many books for kids, tweens, and young adults. Before turning to writing full time, Erin worked as a children’s book editor and marketer, spent a few months as a cookie inventor, and also worked for Nickelodeon. She lives, writes, and eats out with her husband and three young children in Minneapolis. For more information, visit ErinDowning.com.
Publisher: Simon Pulse (June 15, 2010)
Length: 288 pages
Grades: 9 and up
Ages: 14 - 99
Lexile ® 850 The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
"[Kiss It] is a contemporary version of the book that Judy Blume wanted Forever to be--a book of good sex and good memories for an assertive girl who knows what she wants and goes after it with gusto and without apology." --The Bulletin, August 2010