Author: Heather Truett
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Publishing Date: May 25, 2021
In Heather Truett’s Kiss and Repeat, a teen uses the scientific method drilled into him by his scientist father to begin a kissing experiment. Only the experiment gets messy, and Stephen will have to come clean if he wants to win one girl’s heart in this heartfelt and funny YA debut.
Stephen Luckie isn’t so lucky in love. He’s completely inexperienced when it comes to girls, and wonders if his tics – caused by Tourette’s Syndrome – are the reason.
Then a game at a party reveals that his body goes still while kissing. Using the scientific method drilled into him by his scientist father, Steven begins the best experiment ever–one that involves kissing as many girls as possible. Who knew science could be so fun?
But when the experiment gets underway, Stephen begins to question how he treats girls – and if his tics have been standing in his way at all. With two girls interested in him, he has to figure out what really matters to him and what he’ll risk – and gain – by being his true self.
I’d had my eye on this book for a while so when I saw a blog tour for it, I instantly signed up. Needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed.
The MC of our book is Stephen Luckie who has Tourette’s Syndrome which is the reason he believes girls don’t like him. When a game of Spin the Bottle at a party results in him kissing someone, he realizes that all his syndrome tics seem to disappear when he’s kissing someone. He decides to do an experiment to see if his theory is right or not. And so the story goes…
I knew what Tourette’s syndrome was but I hadn’t ever read/heard of a book where a character had it so that was a driving point for me to pick up this book. I think Heather wrote it really well and gave readers a lot of information about it without making the book too scientific with facts. It was just the perfect blend.
I really liked Stephen’s character, in a lot of ways he was very relatable. A kid just trying to make it through high school in one piece. He was written/described incredibly well which made him feel very real to me. There were a lot of self-discovery type aspects to this book too such as Stephen hating his condition at first but slowly learning that it is very possible for people to like him despite his condition and learning to accept himself.
The book was extremely “YA” though so I’d mostly recommend it to someone who loves YA or is just coming into the genre as a start!
About the Author
Heather Truett is a novelist and poet. She is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Memphis. She is represented by Hilary Harwell of KT Literary.
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