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Kiss Me First

A Novel
Moggach, Lottie (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Kiss Me First
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Leila, a sheltered young misfit, discovers an online chat forum where she feels accepted and falls under the spell of the website's charismatic founder, who entices her into assuming the stolen identity of a glamorous but desperate woman.
Authors: Moggach, Lottie
Title: Kiss me first
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, [2013]
Edition: First United States Edition.
Characteristics: 309 pages ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Leila, a sheltered young misfit, discovers an online chat forum where she feels accepted and falls under the spell of the website's charismatic founder, who entices her into assuming the stolen identity of a glamorous but desperate woman.
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ISBN: 9780385537476
0385537476
Statement of Responsibility: Lottie Moggach
Subject Headings: Young women Fiction. Identity theft Fiction. Identity Fiction. Internet fraud Fiction. Suicide Psychological aspects Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Topical Term: Young women
Identity theft
Identity
Internet fraud
Suicide
LCCN: 2012046724
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Jun 23, 2014
  • anitafournier rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

hmmm, I got over halfway thru and was totally bored, it was kinda interesting but seemed to be going nowhere fast, each page was like the last, long rambling dialogues, just didn't hold my interest. I would have held onto it had I not had a long list of other to reads. As usual, I skipped ahead to see if anything was there, read the end and passed.

Jun 23, 2014
  • dollfacecrafter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

really good, and really realistic I DISAGREE with the poster that said the ending was not satisfactory, I thought it was perfect, gave you hope that Leila was going to have a better life.............

Jan 28, 2014
  • Gaby0855 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I was so excited for this book and about halfway through it I just couldn't stop reading. I was really into the story and the best way to describe this book, even though it might sound a little cliché, is interesting!

The book is about a computer nerd, if you will, named Leila that is in her early twenties. She doesn't have any friends, and her mother had recently died from MS. While playing WOW (yup!) she meets this guy who introduces her to a philosophical website called Red Pill were people discuss real life dilemmas rationally... or something like that. Anyway Leila really likes the website and gets quite active on it. One day, she receives a message from the maker of the website asking her to meet in person. When she meets him, he asks about her opinion on suicide. She tells him that it is the person's right to do whatever he or she wishes to do with his or her body. He then tells her that he knows this girl, Tess, that would like to kill herself but that she does not want to upset her friends and family. The solution to this, he says, is for Tess to claim she is moving away and for somebody, Leila, to impersonate her online. She agrees to this and is passed on to talk to Tess to get to know her.

Now that sounds interesting right? Well it was! What bothered me most about this is the ending... or lack thereof.

********SPOILERS**********
We didn't even find out if Tess actually died or not. Throughout the book, Leila is telling us the story while she is in Spain looking for Tess' body. Therefore, one would assume that we would know what the hell happens to her.... NOPE! Furthermore, during her second meeting with the dude that asked her to take on the project (I can't remember his name) she describes him as looking weird, with a woman figure, and pale and ashy... is he sick? WELL GUESS WHAT WE DON'T FIND OUT!

I also found that she was weirdly attached to Tess and to Connor (one of Tess' old boyfriend). I didn't really like Leila.. Honestly I liked Tess a lot better. I just think the ending was disappointing. But I really enjoyed the book. I hate it when that happens!! Oh well... Moving on. I still recommend it though; other people might be satisfied with the ending.

Nov 19, 2013
  • soccermom99 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I couldn't get past the first 65 pages. Was expecting more I guess. Perhaps I will try again another time, but it just didn't catch my attention.

Sep 26, 2013
  • claireswazey rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Rather shocking little novel. I mean that in a good way. I always try to like and sympathize with protagonists- sometimes too much so. In this case, it slowly (another person would have, perhaps, figured it out more quickly than I had) dawned on me that the protagonist was a very damaged person and one with a rather tenous connection to the human race. Good book but doesn't leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling. But then again, it's not meant to do so.

This is an amazing debut novel with a very up-to-date and frighteningly realistic plot that raises questions about real vs. virtual identity and how they they can be used to prey on vulnerable people.(Based on Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) of from publisher.)

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