Sunday, July 22, 2007

Last Kiss by Jon Ripslinger

Last Kiss is a thrilling book that tells the tale of Billy O’Reilly. Billy and Lisa Wells have been seeing each other in secret for weeks. After attending Lisa’s eighteenth birthday party, Billy and Lisa meet up again- much to the displeasure of Billy’s best friend, Windy. The next morning, terrible news hits the town; Lisa Wells was found dead in the family manor. All of the evidence gathered points to Billy committing this horrific crime. His case does not improve when one of the guns that was reported stolen from the Wells’ manor is found in Billy’s possession. Together, Billy and Windy set out to discover the truth behind the murder and robbery. And- in the process- uncover some truly terrible secrets about Lisa and her family.

Last Kiss is a very compelling read. While the sentence structure and vocabulary seemed a little mediocre for this age range, the plot of the book was exceptional. It had me sitting on the edge of my seat during the whole book. But, while this book was fantastic, it had a lot of adult content. I do not recommend it for anyone younger than 14.

Content: This book had some language issues, and some of the scenes should not be read by younger readers.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 7

Reviewer Age: 14
Reviewer City, State and Country: Chambersburg, PA USA