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The Kissing Game

By: Jean Ure
Narrated by: John Pickard
Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
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Summary

Salvatore d'Amato is determined to get a kiss before his birthday - easier said than done.

From the best-selling and much-loved Jean Ure.

No child is ever ordinary, and certainly not Salvatore d'Amato - or Sally Tomato, as he's sometimes called. He's out to get a girl and he has a plan: he's going to write some Disgusting Ditties - one for each letter of the alphabet, and start some secret body-building, too. That way he's bound to attract someone. (But he doesn't want his sister to know his plans…)

Jean Ure perfectly captures the lives of ordinary children - their lives, with all their ups and downs, are presented with courage, humour and tenacity. These are special children who any child can relate to and will draw inspiration and hope from their stories of their lives.

©2013 Jean Ure (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Rhymes, sauciness, letters, irony, comedy, comic characters…a proper little turn-on for boys. A must-buy book." ( Books for Keeps)
"Jean Ure's books are funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads!"(Jacqueline Wilson)

Praise for Passion Flower:

"A funny and realistic read - we loved it." (Mizz)

Praise for Pumpkin Pie:

"The heroine I've been waiting for." (Times)

Praise for Shrinking Violet:

"Excellent for any nine-up and will almost certainly lead to an addiction to Ure." (The Observer)

Praise for Becky Bananas:

"The writing transcends any trace of heaviness." (The Guardian)

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Amazing for my eleven year old

Would you consider the audio edition of The Kissing Game to be better than the print version?

I found it just as good yet better because you hear what other people think the characters talk like

What other book might you compare The Kissing Game to, and why?

Boys beware because it has the same instinct about the opposite gender

Which character – as performed by John Pickard – was your favourite?

Harmony Heind. She seems like a really good character and has been there the whole way through the book