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Publisher's Summary

One kiss lasts a moment. But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime.

One boy. One girl. 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 17-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 had 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.

A standalone young adult tearjerker romance, recommended for ages 14 and up.

©2016 Tillie Cole (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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A thousand tears shed

I have had so many people tell me to read this book but it took Audible for me to finally break down and do it.

I see the value in stories like this, I think there is something to learn in grief and heartbreak. I think you can't appreciate the good if you don't experience the bad. I think stories like this makes us more empathetic, sympathetic and kind.

That being said, holy moly was this one sad. I was prepared for it to be heartbreaking and that help, which is why I am warning everyone now... Be prepared to cry!

The narration was amazing. Both PJ and Katie seriously brought the story to life for me. Huge kudos to them!!

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AND MY HEART ALMOST BURST!!!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of A Thousand Boy Kisses to be better than the print version?

Audio always is, but I only listened!

What other book might you compare A Thousand Boy Kisses to and why?

oh I just dont know this is a sad sad beautiful story!

Which scene was your favorite?

The last one at the beach....

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

ALL OF IT!! The tears flowed....

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This was a lovely story...tragic, and touching...and I was almost always fully engaged...BUT...there was some time in the beginning that I thought was drawn out a bit to long...and the ending left me needing more closure...like WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED TO RUNE? Other than that this was soooo sweet..and I loved Poppy and Rune and I shed tears of both sadness and joy...and I am glad they had a forever type of love...it was just an awful HEA ending...I mean I was like WOW...but I did enjoy this listen..and it is well worth your time and a credit!! SOB!!!!

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So emotional

The Narrators did an awesome job. I cried several times very emotional great story. touches your heart. Enjoy great read.

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And my heart nearly burst...

Oh holy mother of all that is holy!!! This book seriously deserves so many more than 5 stars. A Thousand Boy Kisses is a book filled with so much love, adoration, heartbreak, angst, sorrow and iron clad proof that there is such a thing as a once in a lifetime love.
If you don’t mind bawling your eyes out and having your heart ripped to pieces little by little, grab this book now!! If you do mind tear jerkers, just read it anyway, everyone needs to read thing book!

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Love this story

This was such an emotional story I feared so many times through out the story such a sweet heart felt story. I loved it.

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Best love story of all times

I cannot sing the praises of this book enough. It is the best love story I have ever read. The performance only enhanced the story. Be prepared to ugly cry for sadness, happiness and all of the emotions. I recommend this book to everyone.

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3.5 Stars

Sadly I think I am in the minority on this book. Maybe I was expecting amazing because I was told by many that this was the book that affected them the most. I'm not saying it was bad or anything like that so please don't take that the wrong way. The book was good just not great. I think it was too much like another famous book with the same story line because I compared them throughout the book even though I was trying not too.
I had a very hard time connecting with these characters and at first I thought it was because they were so young but I quickly realized that was actually the opposite, I had a hard time with them being 15-17 in most of the book but they acted and talked like the were old. No teenagers would react to things the way these 2 did ( well maybe him during his angry time). This was just such a depressing book. I was expecting a very sad depressing ending but honesty it was depressing for more than 2/3 of the book and I need a lot more happy to feel the love and connection so that the sad will hit me the way this book hit others.

I really liked that the love story pretty much started started at age 8, I loved that it didn't matter to either of them what others thought unlike most YA books and I loved that the parents are on their side. Her relationship with her Grandma was sweet and I wish it had lasted longer in the book because I enjoyed the time they were talking.

The narration was a little hard for me because of the male accent but otherwise it was good.

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Best book I’ve ever read

I’ve read a lot of books and this has to be the only book that has broken my heart in the best way possible I genuinely loved this book

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A beautiful story

A sad yet overwhelmingly beautiful story. The story line has a lot of character development and leaves you enveloped in the young love.

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WOW!!!!

Not many books can make me actually cry! This one however, well it got to me good! I’m also very impressed with the narrators. Especially the male. I encourage everyone to listen to this book.