Four Starred Reviews
Kissing in America received its fourth starred review, from the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books! Here’s an excerpt:
“Exquisitely told. . . With poetry from Dylan Thomas, Elizabeth Bishop, and Adrienne Rich, among others, that punctuate Eva’s feelings, and plentiful humor based on Eva’s impression of love from romance novels, this is a well-balanced read that exposes readers to weighty ideas and difficult feelings while keeping them entertained and emotionally invested. Rabb has done a skillful trick: only after this story ends does it become obvious that it wasn’t really about Will or even first love but about Eva, her mother, and the many different types of love that exist and that sustain us.”
Hope you’re enjoying the end of summer. . . we’re still unpacking and settling in to our new house and town, but we escaped to the beach for the afternoon yesterday (my first time on the Jersey shore).