The Kissing Club by Julia Clarke

The Kissing Club

Written by Julia Clarke

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From mooning teenager to mum - a moving story of the high price of adolescent innocence. Emily's first-person story tells of how she loves being a member of the Kissing Club, its signifying ring shows that she's not going to have sex until she gets married. But then Emily gets pregnant and that wasn't what she was expecting....


The Kissing Club by Julia Clarke

When I was 14 I joined the Kissing Club. I became a professional virgin and also gave up telling lies. The first bit was pretty easy - the second was pretty hard...Emily loves being part of the Kissing Club. She loves the feeling of being special, and she loves the ruby ring her parents bought her when she joined. It's a symbol that means everyone knows she's made a promise not to have sex until she gets married. So how on earth has she ended up pregnant?


[Summertime Blues]: 'Julia Clarke's style is engaging and accessible ACHUKA The characters come vividly off the page Times Educational Supplement ...written with such pace, humour and believable adolescent angst that I found it both moving and compelling Books for Keeps [Between You and Me]: teenage girls will love it Woman magazine Written with plenty of humour and at a good pace Inis Suspenseful, angst-ridden and extremely well written, this is realistic teenage growing up story Best Books Guide 2003

About the Author

Julia Clarke

Julia Clarke trained as a teacher at Goldsmiths' College, London, and as an actress at the Guildford School of Acting. She worked in educational theatre until her children were born when she started writing novels, short stories, and articles. Six novels for adults have been followed by several novels for teenagers. Julia lives on a farm in North Yorkshire with her husband, son, and daughter. In 1999 she was awarded an MA(Dist) in creative writing from the University of Leeds.

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288 pages


Julia Clarke
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Oxford University Press

Publication date

3rd April 2008




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