The Kissing Game

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What to expect

Salvatore d’Amato is determined to get a kiss before his birthday – easier said than done. From the bestselling 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.

Critics Review

  • “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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