And then my head grew light, because how could I even think such a thing? I take it back, I prayed. I squeezed my eyes shut and wished I could take it all back, everything that had happened, so that Kate and I could return to being friends like we used to be. I felt wrong inside without her, weepy and miserable and pathetic.
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Dear Kissing Kate, Why did you do that to me? You gave me an interesting premise, decent main characters, and pretty good chemistry between the main couple something I find majorly lacking in most YA books, especially YA LGBT , but you failed in one of the most important areas -- your subplots sucked ass. In fact, I kind of liked her. I tried reading Annie on My Mind. It bored me. I tried reading Empress of the World.
I tried reading Keeping You A Secret. Guess what? Now, for the love interest -- Kate. On this front, I was satisfied. In fact, I wanted more of Kate. I found myself skimming to get back to the Kate drama. I think they were just added in to pump this novel up to 50k.
Heads up -- many books work just fine as novellas. They suffer when needless, boring subplots are added. What did the sub-plots add? Why were the relevant to the main plot? With a book like this, that relies on two main characters trying to figure out their feelings for one another, you focus on those two as much as you can without ever having them cross the line until the climax.
They are, in essence, Geisha. This is my problem with John Green books post Looking for Alaska. But you, Kissing Kate, decided to bring your boring side characters out at every turn, flaunting them in my face, having them strip for god knows whose enjoyment, all the while, leaving the truly interesting story as a side-show when it was the main attraction.
She was the friend for Lisa to vent to. What did Beth contribute? Besides being the little sister, nothing. In fact, the only side characters who contributed to the plot were Jerry and Finn. Moving on. Alright, book. Despite that bullshit you pulled, I still like you. You have no resolution. You give a climax and drop it.
While I understand Lisa is hurt that Kate cares about how she appears to other people, she should see that Kate really likes her. I mean, good fucking god, that girl dumped her beard well A tit?
A boob? Yes, boob. That sounds nice. Just ride it out. Just wait. Even after you kissed a second time, and she rejected you out of fear, she still wants to hang out with you. You just ditch her, ignoring the fact that it might be hard for her to come to terms with what she is. You know, you were the one ignoring her. For what? What do you gain by ditching her? I understand that you hate hanging out with her and being unable to talk about what you really feel, but what do you gain by ignoring her?
Eh, no. Logic fail. She was, like, luring me farther into the parking lot. Give me a break. Blood rushed to my face. I thought about it for a second. That kind of freaks me out. And, seriously, all we get is kissing. If we cut out all those horrible, horrible subplots or just made them better and added more scenes between Kate and Lisa, and gave this book a proper resolution, I can see a sex scene fitting in.
I was expecting one. Or least something more than a short kiss in the final confrontation between the main couple. Anyway, yeah, I have a lot to complain about, book.
A book as an intimate object. Well, except insta-love, crappy love triangles, and crappy forbidden love. PPS -- Finish your fucking third act. I hate reading unfinished books.
Your subplots are vastly superior, though.
Dear Kissing Kate, Why did you do that to me? You gave me an interesting premise, decent main characters, and pretty good chemistry between the main couple something I find majorly lacking in most YA books, especially YA LGBT , but you failed in one of the most important areas -- your subplots sucked ass. In fact, I kind of liked her. I tried reading Annie on My Mind. It bored me.
She was born in Brevard, North Carolina , and is the oldest of three sisters and has three older brothers. Her middle-grade novel, Eleven , came out , and Twelve came out in Thirteen was released in March She recently also came out with the book Thirteen Plus One in She also wrote Rhymes with Witches and Bliss, which came out in , is its prequel. She also has a book entitled How to Be Bad with E.