06 April 2011

Kissing Game; Aidan Chambers

The Kissing GameThe Kissing Game by Aidan Chambers
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is a very uneven collection of short stories – only two really stood out for me (“The Kissing Game” and “The Scientific Approach”). The rest felt either unfinished or just left me flat. In some (“Day Out”, “The Tower” and “Sanctuary”) I felt the author was really reaching for some sort of twist or surprise, rather than making it organic. And the dialogs didn't work as short stories, but perhaps they would as read-alouds in a class.

ARC provided by publisher.

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