Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Review: KISSING TED CALLAHAN by Amy Spalding

by Amy Spalding
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
Published by Poppy
Pages: 320
Source: Publisher

from Goodreads

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist meets Easy A in this hilariously realistic story of sneaking out, making out, and playing in a band.

After catching their bandmates in a compromising position, sixteen-year-old Los Angelenos Riley and Reid become painfully aware of the romance missing from their own lives. And so a pact is formed: they'll both try to make something happen with their respective crushes and document the experiences in a shared notebook.

While Reid struggles with the moral dilemma of adopting a dog to win over someone's heart, Riley tries to make progress with Ted Callahan, who she's been obsessed with forever-His floppy hair! His undeniable intelligence! But suddenly cute guys are popping up everywhere. How did she never notice them before?! With their love lives going from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye, Riley and Reid realize the results of their pact may be more than they bargained for.

My Thoughts

Kissing Ted Callahan was the first book I read in 2015 and it was such a fun book to start off the new year. I wanted a story that would make me smile and laugh and entertain me, and it did just that.  Kissing Ted Callahan is about crushes and kisses and music and best friends. It's about falling in love, falling out of friendships. There are journals and letters. And secrets. So many secrets. 

It's a book without jerky boys (well . . . there might be one). These boys that are worth having crushes on which is a major plus. It was fun to meet them and discover what Riley liked about them. It was fun to experience the dates and interactions through her eyes. 

I loved how Amy explored the shifting dynamics of Riley's friendships in Kissing Ted Callahan. The problems weren't overly complicated but showed how misunderstandings and assumptions can lead to hurt feelings and friendships falling apart. 

I adored this book. I had a smile of my face the entire time I read it. I loved reading the rules and advice that Riley and Reid wrote back and forth to each other. Those two cracked me up. They were both misguided in hilarious ways and reminded me why best friends are all kinds of awesome. 

Readers who want a fun book with kissing and crushes and a story about friendships should check out Kissing Ted Callahan.

Disclaimer:  I received this ARC from TheNovl Newsletter/Poppy in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any way other than the ARC provided. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

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