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First Kiss (Then Tell): A Collection of True Lip-Locked Moments

by Cylin Busby (Editor)

Other authors: Deb Caletti (Contributor), Cecil Castellucci (Contributor), Roz Chast (Contributor), Nick Eliopulos (Contributor), Amy Kim Ganter (Contributor)16 more, Nikki Grimes (Contributor), Dean Hale (Contributor), Shannon Hale (Contributor), Justine Larbalestier (Contributor), David Levithan (Contributor), Leslie Margolis (Contributor), Sarah Mlynowski (Contributor), Lauren Myracle (Contributor), Donna Jo Napoli (Contributor), Alyson Noel (Contributor), Naomi Shihab Nye (Contributor), Lisa Papademitriou (Contributor), Paul Ruditis (Contributor), Jon Scieszka (Contributor), Robin Wasserman (Contributor), Scott Westerfeld (Contributor)

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Twenty-five best-selling young adult authors share stories about their first kiss. Includes quotations, facts, advice, and illustrations.
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Short stories about first kisses. Also snippets of info about kissing. ( )
  TeamDewey | Mar 8, 2014 |
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). ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 10, 2009 |
This is a collection of short stories about first kisses or just kissing by leading YA authors. There are a couple of very short stories and a couple of illustrated stories. As a whole it's an entertaining collection that is in turns funny and hopeful. ( )
  faither | Jun 10, 2008 |
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Busby, CylinEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Caletti, DebContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Castellucci, CecilContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chast, RozContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Eliopulos, NickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ganter, Amy KimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grimes, NikkiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hale, DeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hale, ShannonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Larbalestier, JustineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Levithan, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Margolis, LeslieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mlynowski, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Myracle, LaurenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Napoli, Donna JoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Noel, AlysonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nye, Naomi ShihabContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Papademitriou, LisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Scieszka, JonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Twenty-five best-selling young adult authors share stories about their first kiss. Includes quotations, facts, advice, and illustrations.

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Anthology contains:
  • For John / Deb Caletti
  • First Last Kiss / Micol Ostow
  • Bad Reputation / Cecil Castellucci
  • Yeah, I Know / Jon Scieszka
  • The Third First Kiss / Amy Kim Ganter
  • Our First Kiss (with Each Other) / Shannon and Dean Hale
  • Breathless / Nikki Grimes
  • You Can Take the Girl out of Texas / Lisa Papademitriou
  • Improvisation / Paul Ruditis
  • Independence, Missouri / Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Read Our Lips / Leslie Margolis and Sarah Mlynowski
  • My First Kiss(es)? / Roz Chast
  • Braces / Scott Westerfeld
  • Pashin, or The Worst Kiss Ever / Justine Larbalestier
  • Tattooed Love Boys / Alyson Noël
  • A Brief History of First Kisses / David Levithan and Nick Eliopulos
  • Public Service Announcement / Robin Wasserman
  • So Many First Kisses / Donna Jo Napoli
  • Lips, Tongues, and Dr. Pepper / Lauren Myracle
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