Tuesday, May 29, 2012

In the Bag by Kate Kilse

"He was adorable in every shot with his wide-open smile and rumpled hair. I, meanwhile, looked like a girl who wears granny panties and padded bras----which I don't. Not anymore, anyway."

~~~Page 192, In the Bag

Title: In the Bag
Author: Kate Klise
ISBN: 9780062108050
Publisher: William Morrow/2012
Pages: 306

After a long time, I finished a book in one go! I just couldn't put down In The Bag. Two similar bags get wrongly picked by two teenagers and rest, as they say, is history!! Webb and Coco, the two teenagers are frantic about their lost luggage and one of them finds an email id of the other and writes. There is a massive exchange of emails between the two. They feel some sort of pull towards each other. Webb comes to see Coco in Paris, without telling his father Andrew, who is in Madrid for work.

Coco's mother, Daisy leaves for Madrid to help out an old friend, Solange. She is a famous chef. There she meets Andrew and they hit it off! Now Andrew had slipped a note into her bag but she does not know that, thinking it is from some creep and he cannot tell her that it was him. 

Meanwhile, both the kids meet, without telling their parents and although they have a great day, both part somewhat sad, thinking they offended the other. Now Andrew and Daisy decide to meet again in Barcelona, along with their kids. Coco and Webb meet again. They are too shocked to talk to each at first. But soon they are chatting like old friends. And it is time for the parents to have misunderstandings!!

Both have the same flight schedule to Paris and both change that to avoid the other. No guessing. All end up in the same flight. What happens next? Well you gotta read the novel to find out!

The email exchanges are great, the interactions between the kids as well as their parents are witty, quirky and funny. Told in the voices of Coco, Webb, Daisy and Andrew, I liked the pace, the thought process of all four involved. Go for it! Who knows it might answer that big question, are there chance meetings or designed by Universe? Food for thought....

BTW, I learnt a lot about Jimmy Webb.......

17 comments:

Sandy Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a real funny book. I enjoy characters who can make fun of themselves.
My Teaser is from The Warden's Lantern.

Shelley Munro said...

I liked the concept of this book. I live in fear of losing my luggage!

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Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Great teaser I wish the not any more fit me lol

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been noticing this one...it does sound like a fun, cute read. Thanks for sharing.

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Mary (Bookfan) said...

I must have heard about this somewhere a few weeks ago because it is already marked "to read" on Goodreads. Love your thoughts about it. I may have to read it very soon!!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Nice teaser, sounds good.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/05/teaser-tuesday_29.html

Claire said...

Great teaser - it really made me smile! Thanks for stopping by :)

Cathy De Los Santos said...

Really cute teaser, sounds like a good book. Here's my Teaser

Book Monster said...

Definitely an adorable teaser ^_^

Thanks for stopping by site XD

Maura @ Monster of Books

Yvonne said...

Great teaser! I want to add this to my wishlist.

Bev Hankins said...

Very fun teaser! Here's My TT.

Nise' said...

Yay! I am so glad to hear you finished this book in one go! I have seen it around and hope to read it this summer!

Reading Kelly said...

Haha cute teaser! And this sounds like a great book. I'm adding it to my list.

Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

Super cute teaser!
Thanks for dropping by my TT.

Kate Klise said...

Thanks so much for the great review! Really glad you enjoyed it. Maybe it'll start a trend of men (and women)writing secret admirer notes.

Pepca said...

Interesting teaser! I'd like to learn more about her. Thanks for stopping by!

stacybuckeye said...

I like the concept, but there do seem to be a lot of coincidences!