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Kiss It

Kiss It

For Ages: 14 and up
Chastity, aka Chaz, is a high school senior who cannot wait to flee her closed-minded, constricting small town. One night at the beginning of winter break when a stranger enters the restaurant where Chaz works, she is instantly taken with him—and his sexy body. Sebastian is staying with his dad for the holidays, and over the course of the break, from helping her cope with an unexpected crisis at home and a friend’s accidental pregnancy to sending her virginity to a point of no return, Sebastian changes Chaz’s life forever. Intelligent and entertaining, Kiss It is a tribute to the unexpected thrills of regular life.
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  • Simon Pulse | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416997016 | 
  • June 2010 | 
  • Grades 9 and up | 
  • Lexile 850
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“I’M TURNING THIS OFF.” MY BEST friend, Sadie, furrowed her precious brow, squinching up her eyes to hide from the vulgarity on the TV screen. She grabbed the remote from my hands and silenced the thump-thump of animal mating. “This is sick, Chaz. You’re sick for making me watch it.”

In fact she was right. I, Chastity Bryan, am nothing if not a total perv. It has been this way since I first squeezed my tiny ta-tas into that beginner bra back in seventh grade. My parents are perfectly respectable people, churchgoers and community leaders, yadda yadda. But their... see more

About the Author

Erin Downing
Greg Downing

Erin Downing

Erin Downing (aka Erin Soderberg) has written many books for kids, tweens, and young adults. Before turning to writing full time, Erin worked as a children’s book editor and marketer, spent a few months as a cookie inventor, and also worked for Nickelodeon. She lives, writes, and eats out with her husband and three young children in Minneapolis. For more information, visit




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