My First Kiss (and Other Summer Disasters) | ✔️

My First Kiss (and Other Summer Disasters) | ✔️

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DS Jamison By Monrosey Completed

(First draft COMPLETE, revising offline) 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, escape 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.
scarletpjm scarletpjm 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
KirstenRansonPettway KirstenRansonPettway Jun 14, 2017
Okay, I'm literally Gwen this summer! Only her Ohio is my Nebraska. My list is the same except for the chipmunk cheeks. I just have baby fat in general. And a total baby face. Being a 15 year old sophomore with a 13 year old's face doesn't work in my favor getting a bf