YA Guest Reviewer: Carolyn Graham
Title: Paisley Hanover Kisses and Tells - 2nd in the Paisley Hanover series
Author: Cameron Tuttle
Release Date: July 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: YA Fiction
Publisher’s Age/Grade Recommendation: 12 and up
OUAR’s Age/Grade Recommendation: 14-18
Overall Rating: 4.5
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: None
Cameron's Website/Blog: web.me.com/camerontuttle/Site/Welcome.html
Paisley Hanover is a 15 year old girl, a sophomore in high school. She writes for the school newspaper as Ms. Unpleasant, A girl who fights for the girls and boys who don’t have a voice of their own. The nerds, the geeks, etc. She enters herself, not Ms. Unpleasant, in the race to become Class President. Unfortunately, she doesn’t win. But Ms. Unpleasant does. So technically it makes Paisley the president. But the evil principal says Peter Hutchison does. The school’s jock. The mean guy. Paisley is appalled. She can’t believe this happened. So her friends back her up and begins to rile up the school.
Paisley decides to fight back. And makes a protest to recount the votes. But she can’t seem to concentrate on this, when she’s stuck between two guys, Eric Sobel, the hottie in school and Clint Bedard, the school’s bad boy. She has to decide between…while she’s dating both of them! Can she pull off the biggest protest in the school’s history while deciding what her heart wants?
This book, was so good. I got hooked in on the first page. Paisely is an interesting character, that reminds me a lot of, well, me. Paisely is a strong girl who fights for the weak. She is very willing to fight and argue. Which makes her strong willed and every stubborn. Which basically describes me right there. So I could really relate to her.
In the end, she gets what she wants but gives it to someone who deserves it way more than her. Her best friend Cate. I would give up my position of Class President to my best friend. So I could really relate to Paisely. She was a free spirited person. Which is a favorite in my score card.
I would highly recommend this book to girls my age or above. It was great. A book that you can’t put down is always a good book in my world.
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