Title: Kisses for Lula
Author: Samantha Mackintosh
Published by: Electric Monkey
Publication date: 2010
Genres: Mystery; Romance; Chick Lit
Lula Bird is gorgeous, funny and dreading her birthday because you can’t turn 16 if you’ve never been kissed…
So why does every boy in Hambledon run a mile the second she bats her eyelashes? The fact is, they fear for their lives. Rumour has it Lula’s been jinxed!
And it’s not as if that’s her only problem: Lula thinks she has a stalker, her dad keeps sneaking out at night with a lady’s handbag, and a mysterious theft is threatening to bring the town to its knees…
With only 5 days to go till her birthday, can Lula get the guy, solve the crime and jilt the jinx for good?
Although not initially my type of book, I surprisingly enjoyed the drama and mystery surrounding Lula and her family and peers. I found it humorous the amount of drama created by Lula not being kissed by the age of 16 (does this mean I’m jinxed?!?!) but the accompanying side story lines gave this book an added depth which I wasn’t expecting from a romance, chick lit genre of book. I have had very bad experiences with similar books to this one and found them very two-dimensional. This book was definitely the exception! I would definitely recommend it to teens!
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