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Ik las Fatale kus een jaar of 8 geleden en nog steeds vind ik het tof I felt so bad for Scarlett in this book The girls at her old school are still calling her a murderer and the teachers at her new school which is run by her grandmother aren t nice to her either They are even harder on her because her grandmother runs the school Her parents are dead and her two friends she did have won t talk to her because Scarlett ditched them to hang out with the popular kids at her old school So Scarlett is basically along in the first part of the book and you feel bad for her She is scared to kiss another boy in the fear that he will drop dead like Dan did So when she meets Jase, the groundskeeper at her new school she is scared to get close to him And she finally gets a new friend, a girl in school named Taylor that is helping her find out who really killed Dan.But then she book totally switched gears and turns into a mystery It leaves you wanting the next book to see who the killer is and to see where Scarlett and Jase s relationship goes after Scarlett learns she isn t the kiss of death girl. When Year Old Scarlett Wakefield Transfers From St Tabby S To Wakefield Hall Collegiate, She Is Relieved That No One Knows Her Dark, Haunting Secret A Few Months Ago, Scarlett Was Invited To An Elite Party With A Guest List Full Of The Hottest Names In British Society, Including Dan McAndrew Before The Party, Scarlett Had Only Imagined What It Would Be Like To Have Her First Kiss With Dan, But On The Penthouse Terrace, Dan Leaned In Close And She No Longer Had To Wonder Their Kiss Was Beautiful And Perfect And Magical, And Then Dan McAndrew Took His Last Breath As She Held Him In Her Arms No One Knows How Or Why Dan Died, And Everyone At St Tabby S Believes Scarlett Had Something To Do With It But Now That She S Safely Hidden Away At Wakefield Hall, Scarlett Would Rather Forget That It Ever Happened Only She Can T Especially When She Receives An Anonymous Note That Will Set Her On The Path To Clearing Her Name And Finding Out What Really Happened To The First And Last Boy She Kissed Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.comScarlett Wakefield has two wishes at the beginning of the year 1 a larger bust size okay, so that s really TWO wishes right there and 2 to have Dan McAndrew notice her But Scarlett is so far removed from the cool crowd that she ll never run into Dan At least her first wish has happened But Scarlett needs to learn to be careful what you wish for Scarlett does gymnastics, and a large chest isn t conducive to flipping and flying through the air without everything bouncing around If one of her wishes came true and okay, the one wish counts as two, doesn t it , then maybe her other one will happen as well One day after gymnastic practice, waiting in front of St Tabby s, the all girl school she attends, Nadia, one of the It girls, crosses the street and invites Scarlett to join her and the other popular girls hanging out at the fountain Nadia was sent across the street by the leader, Plum Without thinking of the consequences or her friends feelings, Scarlett crosses the street Had she stopped and thought about the outcome, maybe she would ve turned back around and stayed on the bench with Luce and Allison But once Dan joins the gang at the fountain and comes straight over to Scarlett, all regrets are gone She is beside herself with the attentions from Dan Scarlett is even shocked when Nadia, upon Plum s subtle nod, invites Scarlett to one of her infamous weekend parties Nadia s parents are seldom home and she lives in a lush penthouse apartment Scarlett goes to the party, and that night, her entire world changes Dan shows interest in her, but little does Scarlett know that Dan belongs to Plum Dan escorts Scarlett onto the gardened terrace and the two immediate click After some conversation, Scarlett finds herself receiving her first real, perfect kiss Only to have Dan stop, clutch his throat, and frantically try to pull something from his pant pocket Scarlett searches, but there s nothing there, and Dan suffocates right in front of Scarlett Of course, Scarlett can t return to St Tabby s So instead, it s off to Wakefield, the school her grandmother founded out in the middle of nowhere At least she s far removed from everyone that knows what happened to Dan Scarlett believes she can start over at Wakefield But then an anonymous note appears in her desk telling her they know it wasn t her fault With the help of her new friend, Taylor, they set out to solve the mystery of why and how Dan really died What a fascinating story Ms Henderson writes a wonderful story of a girl caught up in the desire to be part of the in crowd and having it going terribly wrong The reader will keep wondering how Dan died and what Scarlett will do about it in the end The mystery will keep you guessing until the final chapter And the way Ms Henderson crafts the story leaves it wide open for a sequel for Scarlett. I honestly have no idea what to say about Kiss Me Kill Me.I m going to try my hardest not to be too honest.Because, well, that didn t work out so well last time.Well let me start off by saying that Kiss Me Kill Me was a cute, short, and easy read.There isn t much I can complain about, and there isn t much that I really loved about it.It was just an okay book that I finished within a few days.The only thing I really don t like about it is that after I finished it,I found out that there are 3 books.I would have never read it if I knew that in the fist place.Kiss Me Kill Me let me just enough mystery where I ama little curious about what will happen.But I reallyreallyreally don t want to read three books to figure that out.I felt like the parts where the author meant it to be a nail biting situation were kinda weak The good part about this book is that I found myself laughingbecause of Scarlett s sarcastic comments and even though you would think hercomplaining about her body, her life, and pretty much everything else would get annoying, it really didn t.Honestly, I kinda liked it Because when you think about it, that s all us girls do in our minds.Or at least that s what I do a lot.I look at myself and complain about my body or what I don t have.I liked how the Laura Henderson kinda spotlighted the realness in her main character.I feel like a lot of YA novels that I read, the main girl is pretty much the definition of perfect.But of course, she doesn t realize it.And she is just oblivious to all the attention boys give her, she just thinks she is plain.But I just liked how Scarlett I knows she is beautiful,she just has some complaints.Anyway, yes I liked this book, and I probably will drag myself to read the next three in the series.I m just hoping that it s not a retake of Kiss Me Kill Me.I think I already got enough of the Lets Remake The First Book 4 Times when I read the Touch Series by Laurie Faria Stolarz.Abigailehttp Scarlett is a strange young woman She s caught in between childhood and adulthood, between the posh and the poor, and she s without a family Her father was a baronet, but his title died with him She has a trust fund, but she doesn t live extravagantly like the posh kids that go to her school in London Instead, she s an outsider with only two friends young teens that compete with her in gymnastics.When Scarlett is sixteen, she s invited to her first posh party She assumes that the posh kids have finally realized that she s one of them father had a title, she has a trust fund, and she s not bad looking However, she s only invited because a wealthy teenage boy, Simon, has a crush on her, and Plum the leader of the pack at Scarlett s school wants to make Simon happy he has money than God This is a recipe for disaster, and disaster does ensue, but nothing that anyone could have anticipated.Instead of hooking up with Simon, as Plum had planned, Scarlett went out the balcony with Dan MacAndrew the subject of her long time crush After some flirting, they kiss and Dan suffocates and dies in her arms The doctors assume it must have been an allergic reaction, but they cannot identify what could have caused Dan s death Labeled the Kiss of Death Girl by the media who do not release her name thanks to privacy laws in the UK , Scarlett finds herself expelled from her school due to all of the bad publicity.She lands at Wakefield Hall, the exclusive school owned by her grandmother Just as she didn t fit in with the posh set at St Tabby s her last school , Scarlett doesn t fit in with the extremely smart girls at Wakefield She does make one friend Taylor, an American girl that wants to become a P.I.After someone leaves a mysterious letter telling Scarlett that It s not your fault, she becomes determined to understand how Dan died.This is the first half in a duo the second book solves the mystery For all that it didn t complete the story, I still love this book Scarlett is a complicated character at turns strong and weak, compassionate and yet willing to become a bully in order to get the information that she needs Through the course of the novel, she goes from being a passenger in her own life to the driver. Michelle KwaitMystery Also, SPOILER ALERT Summary The protagonist of Kiss me Kill me, Scarlett Wakefield, is the orphan daughter of a baronet, gymnast, and outcast at the posh, vain St Tabby s When Nadia one of the most popular girls at school invites her to a party, Scarlett jumps at the chance, leaving the friends she had behind and bitter At the party, Scarlett catches the attention of Dan McAndrew, her crush they kiss behind the terrace and he asphyxiates Scarlett is dubbed as the Kiss of Death girl in the papers, expelled from both her school and board, and sentenced to Wakefield Hall, her childhood home, and school for elite academics Discovering Nadia saw something the night Dan died and is guiltily leaving her notes to say it wasn t her fault , Scarlett, with help from her new friend Taylor, breaks into Nadia s home, discovering a diary of evidence against Plum resident mean girl, queen bee , who was in possession of an epipen, that would have saved Dan Scarlett remembers the crisps, soaked in a greasy substance, and finds peanut oil at the back of the bar cabinet after she makes her escape from Nadia s house, the audience is left with a cliffhanger was it Plum who killed Dan Critique The characters in the YA book fall a bit flat Scarlett spends time complaining about the girls at St Tabby s and Wakefield Hall then she does solving a mystery The plot however, is fantastic and pulls the reader through the book, so the cliffhanger at the end is especially frustrating Het was goed te lezen, maar het heeft geen plekje in mijn hart kunnen krijgen. Scarlett Wakefield is a dag among peacocks at the elite, private girls school of St Tabby s in London, making no effort with her appearance, putting her energy into gymnastics with her two friends Luce and Alison rather than shopping sprees and posing Yet she wants to be a part of it all and hang out with the popular boys from the posh boys school especially Dan So when Nadia Farouk, second in command to the princess of the school, Plum Saybourne, invites Scarlett and only Scarlett to sit with them by the fountain she jumps at the chance and leaves her friends behind.Next thing she knows, she s been invited to Nadia s select party at her parents penthouse apartment, at Plum s insistence The chemistry is definitely there between her and Dan, and before you can say teenage hormones they re going in for a big intimate kiss until Dan asphyxiates and dies in her arms and Plum s screaming that Scarlett killed him.How did Dan die Did Scarlett really kill him Who left her a note saying it wasn t her fault, and what does this person know that Scarlett doesn t It took me far too long to read this light YA book with it s easy 260 pages, but I made it only to discover that the story doesn t wrap up but continues in a sequel called Kisses and Lies I d be curious to know who s idea that was, because there seems no reason to split the story into two separate books except to make money off unsuspecting teenagers.It s not that there are any glaring problems with this book there are lots of small ones Scarlett is a pretty unexceptional protagonist, good at gymnastics and fun when she goes into spying mode, but reads like a carbon copy teenager with a trust fund Her biggest moral dilemma is her betrayal of Luce and Alison, who won t talk to her, but she s still the victim here I never really came to like her.It s also a very slow book Nothing really happens until the last few chapters when Scarlett and her new friend, butch American girl Taylor, start their investigation and even then, it s pretty quiet Speaking of Taylor Kiss Me Kill Me, while set in England, has a rather bizarre mix of British and US spelling and vocabulary that was rather distracting.This is Henderson s first Young Adult novel she previously wrote adult mysteries she calls tart noir and a nonfiction book called Jane Austen s Guide to Dating which I believe has been optioned for a movie This isn t a bad YA book for a first try ouch but it does read like Henderson s still getting the feel for teenage characters and she s not really sure of herself yet There were many opportunities for some wise insights into certain aspects of teenage culture, British upper class culture etc., but she shys away from all of them, leaving a sadly superfluous story featuring terribly superficial, stereotypical characters It s also the kind of book where you can easily skip over whole paragraphs and not lose any of the story just some of Scarlett s repetitive thought processes.To top it off, the mystery s not terribly mysterious I hope the sequel is gripping than this, but I doubt I ll read it not even to find out who dunnit or why The only reason I m not giving it just one star is because I feel like I ve been mean enough already. Initially I expected Kiss Me Kill Me to be on the light side, perhaps a little chick lit, something fun and airy But it turned out to revolve around this captivating mystery who was really responsible for Dan s death In the light of Dan s death I also feel I need to discuss the probability for someone to die of kissing I understand that the aforementioned person had a food allergy, but what s the likelihood that he would be affected by a person who nibbled on the catalyst and then downed two glasses of champagne before the kissing occurred I don t know about you, but when I go kissing someone my mouth usually isn t full Apparently it didn t bother me enough, because I ended up devouring the rest of the novel and chose to overlook a few annoyances I love the entire atmosphere that Henderson portrays as soon as the novel starts It s just suspenseful the entire way through The last few pages, were insanely overloaded, but in a good way Henderson manages to answer some of the questions that have been floating around since the beginning, but then she throws in these totally new threads, that I m sure will leave any reader dying to know what happens next Including me I have to mention the cover, although it doesn t really have anything to do with my review of the novel But I ve always thought it was such a fabulous cover But then when I finally got a copy, I noticed the scraggly chin music the boy on the cover has can I just say NO I mean I m sure it really psyched he has three of four hairs sprouting on his chin, but I mean come on, that does not look good