Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Kiss Off

 Title: The Kiss Off
Author: Sarah Billington

When sixteen year old Poppy Douglas writes a song about her ex-boyfriend Cam and ex-friend Nikki, she has no idea that her heartbreak is about to go global.

A local band picks up her song from Youtube and soon she’s along for the ride with her own fanbase as they blow up on the local club scene and hit the international charts. Though it turns out leaving Cam behind isn’t as easy as she had hoped.

Tangled in a web of unfinished homework, ill-considered sexting and a new lead-singer boyfriend, Poppy has a choice to make between the ex that inspired it all and the rock God whose poster lines the inside of half the lockers at school. But as she struggles to keep her emotional dirty laundry private, she learns that the truth can be hard to find when your life is in the headlines



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The Kiss Off is filled with rock stars,love triangles,a crazy dog and loads of teen angst.
Love triangles can either be really interesting and a well written one makes the reader invested in the out come were we actually care who ends up with who. Then there those cheesy love triangle that are complete cliches you know the ones were everything seems so obvious and the love triangle falls flat. The triangle between Poppy,Cam and Ty to me falls in the middle

Kiss Off starts with Poppy writing an angry song about her ex Cam and ex-friend Nikki little does she know it's going to be sensation online. Laughs and hilarity ensure and she meets Ty the front man of a local band who gaining fans and fame. Suddenly Poppy is no longer broken hearted and dealing with the drama of dating a rising rock star.
When I first picked up I though it was going to be completed fluff,I’m not a big fan of fluff but done right I don't mind some fluff here and there. Well I was right and wrong it was fluff but not pure fluff. The kiss Off touched on subjects as sex,alcohol and sexting. Even with these subjects are for a mature audience the characters sounded young and poppy seemed naive to me(maybe I’m jaded since most Ya books I read don't seem like Ya.) All in all the book was a quick read and I would recommend it to younger readers13 & up or any one who doesn't mind a fun/fluffy story. 2/5

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