Kiss Number 8 by Colleen AF Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw is ON SALE TODAY!
This new YA graphic novel explores sexuality, self-discovery, family secrets, friendship, first love, and more with humor, heart, and gorgeous illustrations!
To celebrate the release of this must-read graphic novel, we're sharing eight pivotal kisses from the book in all of their awkward/messy/wonderful glory. ENJOY!
KISS NUMBER 1
"And 'swapping spit?' That's supposed to make me want to do it?"
KISS NUMBER 2
"There are definite benefits to closing your eyes."
KISS NUMBER 3
"Pretty sure his tongue hit my small intestines."
KISS NUMBER 4
"Teeth-against-teeth. Worst sound in the world."
KISS NUMBER 5
"Gahh!" (Sometimes a kiss can't be described with words.)
KISS NUMER 6
"I don't quite remember all of them."
KISS NUMBER 7
"I wish I didn't remember more."
KISS NUMBER 8
"But none of them came close to the awfulness that followed kiss number 8."
Kiss Number 8 by Colleen Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw
Mads is pretty happy with her life. She goes to church with her family, and minor league baseball games with her dad. She goofs off with her best friend Cat, and has thus far managed to avoid getting kissed by Adam, the boy next door. It's everything she hoped high school would be… until all of a sudden, it's not.
Her dad is hiding something big—so big it could tear her family apart. And that’s just the beginning of her problems: Mads is starting to figure out that she doesn't want to kiss Adam… because the only person she wants to kiss is Cat.
Just like that, Mads's tidy little life has gotten epically messy—and epically heartbreaking. And when your heart is broken, it takes more than an awkward, uncomfortable, tooth-clashing, friendship-ending kiss to put things right again.
It takes a whole bunch of them.