Book Review: Kissing Ted Callahan and Other Guys by Amy Spalding

May 20, 2015 Blog, Book Reviews 0

Book Review: Kissing Ted Callahan and Other Guys by Amy SpaldingKissing Ted Callahan by Amy Spalding
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on April 7th 2015
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Source: NetGalley
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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist meets Easy A in this hilariously realistic story of sneaking out, making out, and playing in a band.

After catching their bandmates in a compromising position, sixteen-year-old Los Angelenos Riley and Reid become painfully aware of the romance missing from their own lives. And so a pact is formed: they'll both try to make something happen with their respective crushes and document the experiences in a shared notebook.

While Reid struggles with the moral dilemma of adopting a dog to win over someone's heart, Riley tries to make progress with Ted Callahan, who she's been obsessed with forever-His floppy hair! His undeniable intelligence! But suddenly cute guys are popping up everywhere. How did she never notice them before?! With their love lives going from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye, Riley and Reid realize the results of their pact may be more than they bargained for.

My Thoughts

This was ADORABLE!

I read it a few weeks ago and I can still completely remember everything that happened. It really stuck with me. Thank goodness too because the last few weeks have been crazy! But still these characters are not going to let me forget about them. And I do not want to either!

I love the idea of sharing a journal with someone so this totally resonated with me. The idea that Reid is going after a gal and thinking of adopting a dog, but not, but is, is hilarious! Then Riley is so in love with Ted Callahan that she can barely speak around him! They both add goals and ideas for each other into the notebook. I enjoyed those parts. And the writings in the notebook were just fun. Some times a little over the top but we are talking teenagers here.

It alternates point of view depending on who is writing in the notebook, or who is sharing their particular day. I never got confused with the changing of PoV’s in this. It was seamless!

Then, of course, stuff starts to happen that neither of them expect. They do not always handle things appropriately but I know I did not when I was that age either!

In short: This is just fun! Super cute! I cannot believe it is a bit over 300 pages, I flew through it! Adorable!

Rating Report
3.5 / 5
Character Development
5 / 5
Writing Style
4.5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
4 / 5
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Overall: 4.4 / 5



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