My First Kiss (and Other Summer Disasters) | ✔️ #Wattys2018

My First Kiss (and Other Summer Disasters) | ✔️ #Wattys2018

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DS Jamison #Wattys2018 By Monrosey Completed

(First draft COMPLETE) Wattpad featured story and 2018 Teen Fiction Awards winner and Morningtides Awards finalist! #YoungAdultReads 

Fifteen-year-old dyslexic Gwen Lincoln has three goals before sophomore year begins: experience her first kiss; find a way to get rid of her chipmunk cheeks once and for all; and her most important mission, forget about the separation of her parents, something she has yet to mention to her free-spirited, yet slightly unstable, best friend Hartley MacKenna, whose house she's visiting in New Orleans during summer break. 

With Hartley taking charge of her ambitious to-do list, Gwen's summer of change begins, but nothing prepares her for meeting Sullivan "Sully" Reed, the impossibly cute soccer player next door, who to her utter disbelief, asks her on a date.  

Caught between living her life and trying to run away from it, Gwen tentatively conforms to Hartley's adventure-seeking world. From lip-syncing on stage at a transvestite club, having their tarot cards read by a blind Haitian psychic, ghost-hunting at an abandoned plantation or spending the day volunteering at a shelter for homeless teens, Gwen's longing to embrace the sun-kissed wetlands of Louisiana and broaden her previously limited horizons is coming true. But when she discovers the devastating secret her friends have been hiding-a secret that could mean the difference between life and death-she must learn to face her own demons (with a little guidance from the big-hearted Creole drag queen down the street) or surrender herself to a tragic reality.

Looking for Alaska meets The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

  • chicklit
  • comingofage
  • contemporary
  • dragqueen
  • drama
  • dyslexia
  • friends
  • friendship
  • humor
  • jock
  • lgbtq
  • mentalhealth
  • romance
  • secrets
  • teen
  • teenagers
  • teenfiction
  • wattpadstars
  • wattys2018
  • youngadultreads
LMWhite8 LMWhite8 May 24
Hi! I just knew that if I read another book you wrote I would love it! You are such a great writer and you always grab the reader from the very beginning! I am really going to enjoy this book! The first chapter was hilarious!Thank you! !
I think I'm going to love this story. Your doing great for a first try , really. It a new different from your other stories and it already made me laugh.
                              So keep it up
Hi. It's me, Kaylan. I write teen fiction too. I think the marijuana growing gay Mom is a good character to add. Makes things more interesting.
BrittanieCharmintine BrittanieCharmintine May 23, 2017
Ugh! I have had this happen before. On a 6 hour flight. Not fun.
-antisocialsadie -antisocialsadie Dec 01, 2017
yay im rereading and waiting for you to update again <3
                              (if you don't know this is me, your former always reader, @nikethequeen)
tamoja tamoja Nov 27, 2017
This is already my favorite book of yours. Truly. This is magic