** Read the book behind the smash-hit Netflix film, starring Joey King! **
Meet Elle Evans: pretty, popular - and never been kissed.
Meet Noah Flynn: badass, volatile - and a total player.
When Elle decides to run a kissing booth for the school carnival, she never imagines she'll sit in it – or that her first ever kiss would be with bad boy Noah.
From that moment, her life is turned upside down – but is this a romance destined for happiness or heartbreak?
If you love Holly Bourne and John Green, then you will adore The Kissing Booth!
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Written when Beth Reekles was only 15 and originally published on the story-sharing Wattpad app, The Kissing Booth reads like a text chain between the coolest girls in school. Inexperienced Elle realises she has feelings for Noah, the hot older brother of her best friend Lee, but she’s convinced Noah will never see her as anything but his little brother’s friend. Welsh author Reekles’ conversational, slangy style sets up a teen romance that’s compulsively readable and so charming it was adapted by Netflix!
British teen author Reekles's debut novel began life (and gained popularity) on the self-publishing Web site Wattpad, before being acquired for U.S. publication in a three-book deal that includes a planned sequel. The story revolves around 16-year-old Rochelle "Elle" Evans's conflicted relationship with Noah Flynn, the (self-described) "bad boy" older brother of her longtime best friend, Lee. In just one week, Elle goes from having her first kiss to losing her virginity to Noah (off camera), then keeps their affair secret from everyone, including Lee. Readers may be drawn in by the forbidden romance, but Elle comes across every bit as vulnerable and na ve as Noah likes to tell her she is. Despite an eventual and unrealistic transformation on Noah's part, their power-imbalanced relationship is more upsetting than alluring: Noah has warned guys to stay away from Elle for years to "protect" her, chastises her for dressing too provocatively, and regularly uses his charms to manipulate or distract her. A lightly developed supporting cast and a slow pace further undermine an effort that doesn't live up to its potential. Ages 14 up.
So good but.....
Love the book and movie would love to see if they stay today only thing is there's a few spelling mistakes which should get fixed
I read TKB a long time ago on Wattpad and instantly fell in love with it! It was one of the main reasons why I decided to give writing a try :)
Although I've noticed changes in the book, that doesn't faze me at all, I still enjoyed every bit of it. The characters, the consistency, EVERYTHING is spectacular! I'm so glad Beth got a publishing deal and I couldn't be happier for her! The Kissing Booth deserves all the reads it has to come and I'm definitely going to read it again some time soon.
Beth, congrats on such a great book! :) xox
Great book I read it in 1 day