Author: Tillie Cole
Publisher by: Self-Published
Published on: March 15, 2016
Genres: Young Adult Romance
Page Count: 428
One kiss lasts a moment.
But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime.
A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a decade.
A bond that neither time nor distance can break.
A bond that will last forever.
Or so they believe.
When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his return, cut him off without a word of explanation?
Rune’s heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent. When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to come.
Standalone Young Adult Tearjerker Romance.
For ages 14 and up.
With my twelve- year old home sick from school for three days, I decided we would read this one together.
I give the book a thousand beautiful stars for giving me a thousand tears from both joy and heartbreak…equally.
A Thousand Boys Kisses is a beautifully written story of two souls brought together by chance, torn apart by circumstance, and brought back together by destiny.
Poppy is a familiar character, not because she is ‘like’ any other I have read but because she is so incredibly relatable to a girl who craves adventure and doesn’t mind getting dirty.
‘The girl- Poppy-had a smudge of mud on her face and bright yellow rain boots on her feet…she had mud on her hands too. In fact she had mud everywhere.”
She takes joy in things many overlook or take for granted…
She receives a gift from her ‘Mamaw’ on her deathbed, and from there, a beautiful realistic story about a love that… lasts a lifetime, blooms.
It is very hard to review the book without giving away the story of Poppy and Rune’s love, but I will leave you with this, #oneclick, you won’t regret it.
Ally’s Review (Our YA Reader)
First off, if like to say how much I loved this book. This book was an amazing and exhilaration read, with an ending I wasn’t expecting at all.
A few things I loved about the book were the writing style, chapter headers, the plot, and character names.
The writing style was very descriptive and flowed nicely. The chapter headers were confusing the first chapter, but fit the plot very nicely, that’s what I pictured the hearts looking like, and I appreciated the visual very much. I absolutely adored the plot.
Another one of my favorite things is the character names. I can say I’ve honestly never seen the names Rune and Poppy in a book before. Even their friend’s names were very original, something you don’t see in a book often.
The idea was very original to me in a genre that I know very well, and Tillie wrote it extraordinarily.
To wrap this up, I adored this book and it will be one of my go-to recommendations for quite a long time, I’m sure.
Ally is a 12 year old, avid reader. Some of her favorites are, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, The Selection, TFIOS, If I Stay, and to Kill a Mockingbird.
I read ahead to make sure this book had no explicit sex; it doesn’t, it fades to black, much like TFIOS.
She is also a co-author of a book, a huge music fan, and she was selected to sing at Carnegie Hall with the middle school honor choir last year.
My point, she is very mature for her age. Not all 12 years olds should read this, and it should be at the parent’s discretion. We have already had the discussion that she is not allowed to read more of Tillie’s books until she is like…30. I am a freak about monitoring her reading so I know it will be okay, until she’s like 18 and then I’m screwed, lol.
Review Note: This review was very graciously done by author Jacqueline Ross and her daughter, Ally. You can follow them on Facebook here.