In our episodes this week, Claire and I talk about 6 Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did) by AND WITH Tess Sharpe. That's right! There are two episodes this week! As per usual, we have our main episode with the summary and our discussion and then we have a bonus episode featuring our game of Would You Rather and a chat with the author! That chat with Tess Sharpe was amazing. She is smart, thoughtful and funny! We had a great time talking to her about her book, family recipes, christofacism, fonts and so much more. Here's a picture!
So what's this book about? Penny and Tate and their moms Lottie and Anna are about to move in to Penny's grandma Marion's house because Lottie is giving part of her liver to her best friend Anna. While Lottie and Anna are BFFs, Penny and Tate... well, they are not BFFs at all, but they do both seem to like each other quite a bit. If you can tell by the title of the book, six times throughout their life, Penny and Tate almost kiss each other, but something always gets in the way... best friends barging in the room, untimely deaths, miscommunications, depression, security guards and ex-girlfriends... Luckily, everything wraps up neatly and, again, as you can tell by the title which is super obvious and pretty spoilery, they finally do kiss! No more almost kisses! Read the book, listen to our episode and check out our summary for all the juicy details.
Warning though! While this book is precious, there are also lots of heavy topics like death, surgery, abuse, PTSD and depression, so keep that in mind if you're looking for something that is 100% sweet. This book is probably 80% sweet and 20% tough.