French Kiss (Diary of a Crush, #1)
by Sarra Manning
Book Summary (from Amazon)
When Edie and Dylan first see each other in photography class, an instant attraction draws them together. But true love never does run smoothly—the two spar as much as they can’t keep their hands off each other. Then comes the college trip to Paris: Edie’s willpower will be tested to the limit! In between furious arguments and trips to the Louvre, the two share some passionate moments—but will it last?
Britney’s Book Review
I’m a sucker for YA books written in diary form. There’s something so much more real and personable about them. This is exactly the case with Manning’s Diary of a Crush series. Britney was actually the one who recommended the series to me. She’d won the first book, French Kiss, at a book club. The second book in the series is called Kiss and Make up, and the last is Sealed with a Kiss.
The books focus around Edie’s diary, which are her private thoughts. And they are absolutely hilarious. Manning takes the troubles of being a teenage girl and drenches it with sarcastic humor. Edie, who is taking her A-levels at college, is now surrounded in a new environment full of classy art students. She starts lusting after Dylan, a smoldering art student in her photography class. The book focuses around her attraction to him. Not only that, but Dylan doesn’t think it’s such a good idea for them to be together. Edie is determined to change that. She keeps her interactions with Dylan, her best friend Shona, and the world of annoying parents written down in her journal.
I love that this book is fast-paced, yet it keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. It’s a cute YA read that is pretty relatable. I guarantee you’ll fall in love with Edie and her teenage drama from the first page.