Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com
Ruby Crane just can't believe her good luck. Just by writing a somewhat autobiographical book has caused Ruby to shoot right into instant stardom. You just have to know you're famous when even your teacher asks for your autograph. But being the author of a novel doesn't just get you famous: for Ruby it got Jordan Lush, the guy that every girl in her school dreams about, to be her boyfriend; popularity; a movie deal, of course; and the chance to be on a bestsellers list.
All this good luck has to go sour sometime. For Ruby it came pretty quick. Her novel "The Heart Stealer," about a lonely freshman girl who just so happens to end up with the cutest guy in school, becomes evidence that Ruby Crane plagiarized.
Samantha Golding, the very popular news reporter, took it upon herself to tell the whole world how Ruby's book is quite similar to author Adella Morgan's book "My Broken Soul," making sure to have all the passages that were alike on hand. And before she knows it, Ruby is making headline news in every heard of publication, all for the worst reasons possible. Not only has her reputation been ruined but now no one wants to even be around Ruby, since her star status is gone down the drain.
So the only thing for Ruby to do is to go incognito. And before she knows it, Ruby is on her way into a totally new world, in a town where she can definitely get in touch with nature, away from the crowded and busy streets -- and start over. And along the way, Ruby will meet those who truly care for her, like her Aunt Finn, and a boy that doesn't care if she's famous or not.
Starting over may not be easy, but discovering yourself and learning how to fight back just makes it all worthwhile.
A novel that makes us all believe that we can stand back up again after falling down, KISS MY BOOK is extremely funny and very smart. Ruby Crane is just one of those characters that we all inspire to be, and Aunt Finn is that person who we would want to support us. KISS MY BOOK is one of those stories that you can't put down and one that we should all take to heart.