Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

Age Level:  14 and up

# of Pages:  260 p.

RAC Book:  Yes

Scarlett Wakefield goes to an exclusive private school called St. Tabby’s where she has two best friends and aspires to be an Olympic gymnast.  She is shocked when one day the elite group of girls in the school asks her to join them for a party.  She immediately drops her best friends in favor of this new group which causes a permanent rift.  When she is at the party she ends up kissing one of the most popular boys in school and he unexpectedly dies of an allergy attack.  No one is able to understand why he had this reaction and why he did not have his epinephrine pen on him.  She soon becomes blamed even though there is no proof that she did anything wrong.  Her life becomes so miserable that she is forced to move away and go to the private school her grandmother is headmistress of.  As she relives that horrible day when Dan died she cannot seem to stop punishing herself.  One day she receives a mysterious note in which she realizes that there is much more to this incident than she knows and she is determined to find out what it is.

This story is interesting and captures the reader’s attention from the beginning.  Anyone can identify with the feelings Scarlett has throughout the book.  The mystery element also becomes intriguing as most readers will not know right off what actually caused Dan’s death.  The only issue with the story is that the ending is unsatisfying and feels unfinished.  Whether a sequel is planned or not does not excuse the fact tht the ending feels too abrupt.

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8 Responses to “Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson”


  1. 1 amanda tarman April 19, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    this is the greatest story Ive ever read besides Romeo and Juliet

  2. 2 Amanda Viana July 30, 2009 at 5:16 am

    ahhhhhh i need to know if there’s going to be a third book

    please help ,

    love amanda

  3. 4 Andie August 10, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    I read this book and was amazed at how you are able to relate to the book. It makes you stop and think “Wow, this is something nothing out of the ordinary, people dieing of allergic reaction.” It is a very interesting read and I fully enjoyed the book!!!

  4. 5 Anonymous October 16, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    i would sooooooooo love for a third book in this series!! i didn’t find out if there was but it looks like there isn’t. i just finished kisses and lies and i almost blew up from curiosity about Jase!!

  5. 6 Danielle October 25, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Omg! I totally loved this book along with the Kisses and Lies, and would really like to read the third.(If she makes another one, which btw she totally should!!!!!) =p

  6. 7 sapphira May 19, 2010 at 1:38 am

    this book is soo good! i was hooked and finished it in 2 days while doing homework and going to school…

    i loved it and now i’m preparing myself for the 2nd and 3rd.

  7. 8 Elliana July 31, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Wow, i really enjoyed this book. i kept getting in trouble because i wont catch up with my homework. this book is wonderfull . i recommand a lot of people to read thiss.! ❤

    With best wishes,
    Elliana. from bleeks. 🙂


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