Split by a Kiss

SPLIT BY A KISS is published by Corgi Books at Random House Children’s Books.

“A fabulously entertaining tale of a teenager who splits in two when she has a difficult decision to make!”

Split by a Kiss is the story of a British girl who goes to live in the USA for a year and finds that the in-crowd at her new school want to be friends with her – and the hottest boy wants to kiss her.  But after the kiss, she splits into two girls and goes down two paths at the same time. On one path she is in with the coolest of the cool, and on the other she… isn’t.

Does either route lead to happiness? And how will she ever be herself again?

**Split by a Kiss is for sale in all UK bookshops, directly from Random House, on Amazon or with free worldwide delivery at The Book Depository.**

Look inside Split by a Kiss here, or download an extract from Lovereading4Kids.


SPLIT BY A KISS REVIEWS (see also my Reviews and Interviews page)

Meg Cabot writing in her online diary: “Split by a Kiss by Luisa Plaja is a cute, sweet and funny read.”

5-star review by Zoë Page on Bookbag!
“It’s rare to find a book like this – that has a brand new, never told before story, brilliant writing, lots of very realistic scenarios and some hilarious but usually overlooked characters. It really is the ultimate in teen fiction.”

5-star review by junior reader Heather Logan on the Waterstone’s site.
“This is a funny, good read for Young Adults. I would recommend it to people who like a romance with comedy mixed in.”

A 5-star review by Alexandra on Chicklish.
“…a warm, enjoyable read that is hard to put down.”

On Vulpes Libris:
“…a gripping tale, excellently crafted.” Lisa
“A bright, energetic, funny book with a great heroine and an empowering message.” Rosy
“I laughed out loud in many places, but the book had meat on its bones, too.” Leena

And Tanya Lee Stone, who is one of my author heroes (and also Rachel’s in Split by a Kiss) mentioned me on her blog! “…a great romp that mixes romantic comedy with split personalities with across the pond humor”.



Katie's Keuze

Split by a Kiss is available in Dutch, entitled “Katie’s Keuze” and translated by Sabine Mutsaers. It’s published by Moon Uitgevers, and this is the Katie’s Keuze page.


Zmienil mnie Pocalunek

Split by a Kiss is also available in Polish, entitled “Zmienil mnie pocalunek” and translated by Krystyna Chodorowska. It ‘s published by Nasza Ksiegarnia.


Att Kyssa Eller Inte Kyssa Jake Matthews

The Swedish edition of Split by a Kiss is called “Att kyssa eller inte kyssa Jake Matthews” and is translated by Maria Holst. It’s published by Bonnier Carlsen – check out its page here.


  • British Month at Fluttering Butterflies – and a giveaway! Fluttering Butterflies book blog is running a month celebrating British authors, and today she has reviewed Extreme Kissing and hosted a guest post by me about the British settings of this book and Swapped by a Kiss. There’s also a giveaway of a copy of Extreme Kissing, with a closing date of 30th November 2011. Read ...
  • Split by a Kiss audiobook Split by a Kiss has now been released as an audiobook, read by Penny Rawlins and published by W F Howes. There’s information in their catalogue, and it’s available on CD at online audiobook shop Whole Story Audiobooks. It’s also available as a download on Audible and Amazon. Listen to an extract in the Audible catalogue or below… Audio ...
  • Serendipity reviews Split by a Kiss Thank you so much to Vivienne at Serendipity for reviewing Split by a Kiss. “…a refreshing read, full of comical scenes sitting side by side on the touchline with teenage angst.” Read the full review at this wonderful site. Share this:FacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Author Leila Rasheed and I interview each other Back in the days when Split by a Kiss had just been released and I was a (*cough*) fresh-ish-faced debut author, a book site called WriteAway asked me and fellow author Leila Rasheed (Chips, Beans and Limousines: The Fantastic Diary of Bathsheba Clarice De Trop!) to interview each other via a long, involved and fun ...
  • Hey Evellyn! reviews Split by a Kiss Hey Evellyn! is a Brazil-based site and this Split by a Kiss review is in Portuguese, but you can click the online translator at the end for a rough idea of what it says. For example: “Really super recommended!” (Thank you, Evellyn!) Read the full review in Portuguese. Read the full review filtered through a translator. Share this:FacebookTwitterLike ...
  • Split by a Kiss reviewed on BookHi Zoe from teenage book blog BookHi reviewed Split by a Kiss. “It was like I was living her life, as what goes on in school is so realistic. Some bits really made me laugh out loud, this book is hilarious!” Full review on BookHi. Share this:FacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Split by a Kiss reviewed by Bookster Reviews Thanks to Cliona from Bookster Reviews for her views on Split by a Kiss. “The book is hilarious and really entertaining. I actually found no faults at all with this book – really! And I normally find at least one fault with a book, so it just shows you how brilliant this book is! 5/5, definitely. ...
  • Split by a Kiss reviewed on Writing from the Tub Thanks to Carly Bennett for reviewing Split by a Kiss on her book blog, Writing from the Tub. “It’s like the lovely Luisa took my teenage dream and turned it into possibly the most fun novel I’ve ever read.” Full review on Writing from the Tub. Share this:FacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Swedish version of Split by a Kiss published in pocket edition The Swedish translation of Split by a Kiss,  Att Kyssa Eller Inte Kyssa Jake Matthews, is now available in a pocket edition. Find out more. Share this:FacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Split by a Kiss Quiz Are you like Josie or Jo? Share this:FacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...