Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com
Author Cylin Busby has brought together some of young adult's funniest and most talented authors to reminisce about their real-life first kisses (or the second, or the third, or the twenty-fifth). In a collection that ranges from funny to bittersweet, from cringe-worthy to downright disgusting, this is one anthology that is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud.
A slimy first kiss that wasn't even wanted, the breathless anticipation of a first kiss that never came, and the first kiss horror stories that should exist nowhere but in nightmares -- the authors hold nothing back when it comes to their memories (that is, when they can actually remember).
The book is also interspersed with quizzes about kissing, lists including historical kisses in movies, funny (but sometimes not-so-helpful) first kiss advice, and much more. It's a quick, easy read that's sure to appeal to both girls and boys, young and old. And since a portion of the proceeds from sales of the book benefit NPR's Youth Radio, you'll be doing both yourself and other teens a favor by picking up a copy of FIRST KISS (THEN TELL).
just bought last night at Borders. Picked it up when I got home and sat and read the entire book in one sitting. it was totally addicting, but I felt like a voyeur reading about the first kiss adventures of some of the top teen writers today. If you liked EVERYTHING I LEARNED ABOUT BEING A GIRL I LEARNED FROM JUDY BLUME, then this will not disappoint. This is by far a quicker read as the stories are mere pages and various writing styles. But it's fun, sweet, embarrassing, and worth the time.