Surprisingly Enchanting Apr 1, 2007
If We Kiss entranced me. At first, the book seemed shallow and superficial. I was sure I wouldn't end up recommending it. Boy, was I wrong! Rachel Vail captured the complete essence and pain of love, betrayal, and confusion. Throughout the story you realize that the main character, Charlie, isn't as "blah" as she first seems. No, she is a smart, normal, witty girl who has a real level of connection with the reader. This book actually surprised me in many ways. It wasn't one of the standard, run-of-the-mill plots with the predictable ending that books like these usually are. Instead, I was enraptured with the story's realistic, honest approach at an edgy subject. If We Kiss got me so emotionally involved with the characters that I couldn't put it down until I finished it. It was a fantastic book, written in a magnificently subtle voice.