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6 Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did)
After years of bickering, Penny and Tate have called a truce: they’ll play nice. They have to. Their mothers (life-long best friends) need them to be perfect, drama-free daughters when Penny’s mother becomes a living liver donor to Tate’s mom. Forced to live together as the Moms recover, the girls’ truce is essential in keeping everything—their jobs, the house, the finances, the Moms’ healing—running smoothly. They’ve got to let this thing between them go.
There’s one little hitch: Penny and Tate keep almost kissing.
It’s just this confusing thing that keeps happening. You know, from time to time. For basically their entire teenaged existence.
They’ve never talked about it. They’ve always ignored it in the aftermath. But now they’re living across the hall from each other.
And some things—like their kisses—can’t be almosts forever.
Told through the two girls’ present, and six moments from their past, this dynamic love story shows that sometimes the person you need the most has been there for you all along.
About the Author
Born in a mountain cabin to a punk-rocker mother, Tess Sharpe grew up in rural California. She lives deep in the backwoods with a pack of dogs and a growing colony of feral cats. You can find her on twitter @sharpegirl.
From NOVL Nation
“This achingly beautiful book brings to life not just a romantic love story, but also two very unique characters whose respect and care for each other goes far beyond the majority of young adult romances. Tate and Penny are committed to each other long before they realize they are in love. They are the kind of friends one would want in times of crisis and joy. This is not only a book that I would recommend for lovers of young adult romance… This is a story for anyone who has ever loved, lost, or struggled. It is truly a story for everyone.”
–Leah, Teaching Social Justice with Children’s Books
“Tess Sharpe knows how to write broken, complicated characters to the point that I felt like she ripped my own story from the depths of my soul!”
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