Split By A Kiss by Luisa Plaja

Split By A Kiss

Written by Luisa Plaja

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Cool or not? A fast paced and touching story about teenage identities. Newly arrived in the US, Jo finds herself split in two. Is she the nerdy outsider or one of the coolest girls in the school? Split in two, living two separate lives, Jo is both. But will she ever get herself back together again?


Split By A Kiss by Luisa Plaja

Jo has just moved to America with her mum. She's always been a fairly average girl - not a nerd but certainly never one of the popular kids. But on her first day in her new school, she seems to be adopted by the It girls - and is invited to one of their parties. There, she meets Jake Matthews, officially the hottest boy in school.

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A teen chick lit novel, but one written with intelligence, humour and subtlety . . . The story is slick, funny and a really good read for anyone feeling the peer pressure * The School Librarian * It's rare to find a book like this - that has a brand new, never told before story, brilliant writing, lots of very realistic scenarios and some hilarious but usually overlooked characters. It really is the ultimate in teen fiction -- Zoe Page * The Bookbag * Split by a Kiss has a strong narrative voice and punchy contemporary dialogue. The moral of this novel is that it's important to speak your true voice. And at the beginning of what will undoubtedly be a long career as a children's author, Plaja has done just that -- Vanessa Curtis * Glasgow Herald * Cute, sweet, and funny read. Fans of Louise Rennison will love it, and should be sure to put it on their Christmas wish lists! * Meg Cabot * A fast paced and touching story about teenage identities * Lovereading.co.uk *

About the Author

Luisa Plaja

Luisa Plaja: "I was born in Glasgow and was brought up in Sicily and Greater London, in that order. I grew up with two languages and at least two cultures. I've lived all over the place but I now live in Devon with my family, which includes two small children, a boy and a girl."

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320 pages


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Random House Children's Books

Publication date

6th March 2008




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