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In middle school, nothing is more important than friendship.
When Truly is invited to sit at the Popular Table with the group she has dreamed of joining, she can hardly believe her luck. Everyone seems so nice, so kind to one another. But all is not as it seems with her new friends, and soon she's caught in a maelstrom of lies, misunderstandings, accusations and counter-accusations, all happening very publicly in the relentless, hyperconnected social media world from which there is no escape.
Six eighth-graders, four girls and two boys, struggle to understand and process their fractured glimples into one another's lives as they find new ways to disconnect, but also to connect, in Rachel Vail's richest and most searching book.
What would happen if we kiss?
Kevin led me quickly around the side of the building, then stopped. I managed not to crash into him. I tried to look calm, cool, unperturbed. I told myself not to laugh, especially not a snorting kind of laugh. "Wha . . . what did . . ."
And then he kissed me.
If We Kiss is the story of Charlotte (Charlie to her friends), who finds herself falling for a boy who is off-limits. Her best friend is in love with him, and her mother and his father are dating. Still, Charlie can't help but wonder, what would happen if we kiss?
Always the responsible daughter, Quinn is expected to take everything in Stride- Mom's moods; moving; her sisters. Alison and Phoebe-all while juggling school, piano, and the search for true love. In Brilliant, a wilder Quinn emerges-lying, sneaking out, kissing boys she shouldn't-how will Quinn know she's gone too fare?
In the final book of the Avery sisters trilogy (including Lucky and Gorgeous), Rachel Vail delivers the perfect conclusion to her compelling sisterhood series as well as a timely look at how unexpected changes affect ttens used to a life of privilege.