Are You Going To Kiss Me Now by Sloane Tanen
Published by Sourcebooks Fire May 2011
Paperback 355 pages
High school junior Francesca Manning is an outsider, an aspiring writer and secret devourer of celebrity gossip mags. A fake essay to Seventeen wins her the celeb-schmoozing opportunity of a lifetime, but after the plane crashes, she's stranded on a desert island with five of the most clueless, self-involved headcases to escape Hollywood. Happily skewering their foibles in witty observations on her iPhone proves surprisingly educational for Francesca. The group must work together to survive-if they don't insult each other to death first.
Recommended for: If you are looking for a light read that will have you laughing so hard that should not read it in public, (Unless your good with having people stare at you, I know that's not something I'm good with but if you're good with that go for it!), then this is your book! A great fun overall enjoyable summer read!
I hope you all like my new recommendation part of the review. Since I tend to be a little bit of a rambler I hope this will give everyone a shorter piece of what I'm trying to say. Back to the book. I really enjoyed this book and will recommend it to everyone who loves a good laugh. This book had me laughing so hard that I really couldn't read it in front of everyone because I knew they would look at me and it would just be weird. And yes, it did happen once and I learned from that one time. I honestly think that this is one, if not, the funniest book that I have ever read. Every single character had me laughing my head off and they were all relate able, okay maybe not everyone and if you ever read the book you will know why. But seriously, the funniest book ever! The only problem I had with this book is the ending. It felt rushed and not complete to me. I would have liked to have known what happened after everything, I mean we get an epilogue, but it was short and personally I didn't feel that it gave me much of an ending, or at least the closure I wanted. (This review is starting to feel more like a relationship than a book huh?) Back on track, it just didn't feel complete to me and wish there would have been more of a satisfying ending. I wasn't 100% satisfied! The beginning took up a decent portion of the book and I just wish that Tanen would have given us more of definite ending and a few details of what just happened. I just felt like with the beginning we deserved more of an ending. Besides the end I also didn't like one of the characters 180, and it's not because of the obvious change but his change in personality. He was such a strong and assertive guy before and then became this big ball of whiny and moping and......I just did not like the change in his personality. Okay I rambled a lot about the ending, but do not let it determine whether or not to read this book. Overall, an enjoyable read. It really is a great comedy story that I think everyone can get a good laugh out of. Read it if you love, like, or even hate to laugh! But either way I promise that you will laugh.