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The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles Review

Title: The Kissing Booth

Author: Beth Reekles

First published December 13, 2012

448 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 3.49


Introducing Rochelle Evans, the girl next door who has never been kissed. Then there’s Noah Flynn, the school’s resident bad boy and Elle’s best friend’s older brother.

When Elle creates a kissing booth for the school’s Spring Carnival, she never expects to lock lips with Noah. Suddenly, everything changes.

Her mind tells her to stay away, but her heart yearns for more. This romance is anything but a fairy tale and could lead to heartbreak.

Will Elle get the happy ending she deserves?

About the Author

Meet Beth Reekles, the creative mastermind behind The Kissing Booth series, which was turned into a successful Netflix movie franchise. Beth kickstarted her writing journey by sharing The Kissing Booth on Wattpad when she was just fifteen years old.

Her passion for writing led her to secure a three-book deal with Penguin Random House by the time she turned seventeen. Fast forward to today, Love, Locked Down is her tenth published book.

Beth’s background includes a degree in Physics and a stint in the IT industry, but now she’s a full-time author and self-proclaimed nerd who shares her love for movies on Instagram as @authorbethreekles.

Beth’s impressive collection of published books features The Kissing Booth, The Beach House, The Kissing Booth 2: Going the Distance, The Kissing Booth: Road Trip!, The Kissing Booth 3: One Last Time, Rolling Dice, Out of Tune, Cwtch Me If You Can, It Won’t Be Christmas Without You, and Love, Locked Down/Lockdown on London Lane.

Editoral Review

“The Kissing Booth” by Beth Reekles is a young adult novel that was first published on December 13, 2012. The book has been adapted into a movie by the same name, which has gained immense popularity on Netflix.

Beth Reekles was only 15 years old when she wrote this book, and the success it has garnered is a testament to her talent as an author. The novel revolves around the life of a high school student named Elle Evans, who has been best friends with Lee Flynn since childhood.

The two have a set of rules that they live by, one of which is that Lee’s older brother, Noah, is off-limits to Elle. However, things change when Elle and Noah share a kiss at a kissing booth at a school carnival, and they start a secret romance.

The story is set in California, and the setting plays an important role in the narrative. Apart from the main characters, the book has a well-rounded supporting cast that adds depth to the story.

The conflicts in the story arise from the challenges of maintaining a secret relationship, navigating high school, and dealing with family dynamics. The book deals with themes such as love, friendship, family, trust, and loyalty.

It also explores the complexities of adolescent emotions and how they can affect decision-making. The Kissing Booth is a fun, light-hearted read that captures the essence of high school life.

However, the book has its flaws. The writing style is simplistic, which might not appeal to some readers, especially those who are used to more complex writing styles.

The character development could also have been better, as some of the characters felt underdeveloped, and their motivations were not explored in-depth. Overall, The Kissing Booth is an entertaining, if slightly predictable, read for young adults.

It is a great choice for anyone looking for a light, easy read that explores the complexities of teenage romance. However, readers who prefer more mature writing styles and character development might not find this book all that satisfying.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a breezy, fun read, and would rate it three out of four stars. While the book is not without its flaws, it is a great option for anyone who enjoys young adult romance novels.