Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Recent Read: After the Kiss by Terra Elan McVoy

Book: After the Kiss by Terra Elan McVoy
Book Count: 28

Becca has been head-over-heels for Alec from the instant they met. He's a brainy jock with a poet's heart—in other words, perfect for her. Camille is careful with her words and protective of her heart, especially since Chicago. Then a new boy in her new town catches her off guard with a surprise kiss. Too bad that new boy is Becca's boyfriend, Alec.

Camille and Becca have never met, but their lives will unravel and intertwine in surprising ways as they deal with what happens after the kiss.

Told in alternating points of view, it took me a while to get into this book. Once I got past some of the formatting issues*, I found a story of learning and growth. As for Alec, well he’s not in the story much as a primary character, more as simply the catalyst that changes everyone’s lives with his one unthinking and disrespectful action. Through it, though, Camille and Becca get the opportunity to discover more about themselves and overall, it was a good story.

*Camille’s story is formatted in an almost text-messagey sort of way. Little white space separating big chunks of all lowercase text. No paragraph breaks or anything. It was just hard to read. I found myself having to read and re-read her pages if I looked away. Was a little irking at times. Have learned, I’m a fan of the white space on a page.

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