23 November 2009

Kiss; Jacqueline Wilson

Kiss Kiss by Jacqueline Wilson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What happens when your BFF is the boy next door - the boy you're in love with - and that boy is in love with another boy at school?

Sylvie and Carl's Glassworld seems to rip-off Bridge to Terebithia and The Secret Language, but that's a minor complaint. Far more important is the way Sylvie grows up with her new friend, Miranda, and learns to accept change (like Mom dating). Carl's "secret" is handled sensitively, although I did wonder whether having his family (and Sylvie and Miranda) accept him as gay so easily was realistic. Paul's reaction felt far more honest.

A definite "to buy" for our GLBTQ-friendly collection.

ARC provided by publisher.

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