Are You Going to Kiss Me Now?

Are You Going to Kiss Me Now?
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Release Date
April 27, 2011
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B004Y5AV3I
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Being marooned on an island somewhere off the coast of Madagascar with five celebrities sounds romantic and glamorous, right? Wrong. You couldn't find people with fewer survival skills if you tried. Seriously. Cisco may have centerfold abs, but he can't even spell SOS. At least super-sexy Jonah seems to have a clue (too bad about the purity ring). If I'm stuck here much longer, these self-involved head cases might drive me crazy-assuming they don't insult each other to death first. It's like a group therapy edition of Survivor. At this point, I'm pretty convinced that all celebrities should be caged in Hollywood and confined to the pages of US magazine. And, btw, if you're there, God, it's me, Francesca, and I really want to go home. Help!

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Survivor meets teen celebs
(Updated: May 16, 2011)
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Francesca, 'Fran', feels like she doesn't fit in with what remains of her family. Her mother and sister connect and the only family member that gets her, left her mother for a bimbo chef. Fran in the meantime has two hobbies that keep her mind off her family: candy and celebrity gossip magazines.

Then her father takes her out to dinner and makes an announcement that upsets her so much, she runs to her friend Jordan's house where she finds a contest from Seventeen magazine. She takes out her anger against her father by 'making' up his death and enters the contest not knowing that later that article will come back and haunt her. She wins the Seventeen contest and gets to go with some celebrities to Africa on a literacy project. She's excited to be able to be with the very people she loves reading about until the plane crashes and she finds out not all glitters under those celeb masks.

I loved the voice of this novel. The writing is fresh and hilarious. Fran finds out to her horror how clueless these celebrities are especially the one who plays hero roles. He can't swim!
Fran gets a rude awaking to how celebrity and reality worlds in fact collide which is shown in satiric wit throughout.
Fran ends up texting Jordan while she's marooned ala Gillian's Island style. Each of the celebrities has their own unique quirk. I loved the little details she shares on all of them. My favorite one had to be Milan who had a Lindsay Lohan feel to her. One scene that totally cracked me up was when Milan pulls out her extensions and uses the hairpins to help open a coconut. Cisco felt like Zac Efron with the whole Disney past and being gorgeous. Chaz, the reporter for one celeb site is hilarious in his own devious way.

There's lots of fun moments on the island and the exchanges between all of them are captured on Fran's cell.

I laughed out loud more than once throughout this story. It was a refreshing break from all the recent dark, paranormals out there.
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Sarcasm, Wit and a hint of Bitchiness? Yes Please.
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Now, as I write my reviews, I really don't think I could review a book I don't like because I am not that type of person to trash talk someone in the long run of things. But sarcasm? I am a master of that. So is Sloane Tanen! I loved this book. Its really quite funny, and if you are the type of person to ever read perez hilton, or a simple celebrity gossip magazine, its tough not to love this. The characters are all priceless, and Fran is a refreshing voice that can really be someone to truly associate with, even though stuff like this never happens. Except for a girl turning a guy gay (sorry Fran) But this book is a classic. Its funny and you can't put it down, or wipe that stupid smile off your face for a WHILE. So while you are reading this book, laughing your ass off, and making your day better, think which character would I be? Because I am a mix of a few, and its cool to use this in everyday life. So if I keep on talking and you keep on reading, I will write my own book in the form of a review, but just Get IT, Read IT, and Love IT. Because I know I did and you will too!
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All the characters are great!
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