“I am a sucker for any book that contains international travel. I studied abroad in London for the first half of 2011 and ever since then, I am full of wanderlust and I gobble up movies and books about going abroad. The International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams was right up my alley.
I loved reading about Piper, Cassidy, and Mei's time abroad in their various places, and even Izzy, being stuck in Texas, was adorable. Mei's story particularly was probably the most interesting to me - I really admired her for taking the risk of going to China to learn more about her birth parents and her own culture.
And Cassidy's story in Australia - I felt like she really grew a lot from the experience, perhaps the most of any of the girls.
I loved reading about Piper in Paris - the descriptions of Paris really made me nostalgic and I just wanted to jump into the page. Unfortunately I couldn't stand Piper or the guy she meets. I felt sorry for in the beginning, but once we got to know her, I just...blah. But the other characters - Cassidy, Mei, and Izzy - were much more relatable and likable.
Overall, I thought The International Kissing Club was cute and a fun adventure. I recommend it to anyone as obsessed with international travel as I am, and fans of contemporaries. ”