Beth Reekles

Penguin Reader Level 4: The Kissing Booth (ELT Graded Reader)
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    Elle has one more year of high school left and she has never been kissed. When she decides to make a kissing booth for the school carnival, she kisses Noah, her best friend Lee's brother, and her life changes. But Noah is older than Elle, and Lee will not be happy. Will Elle listen to her head or her heart?

Beth Reekles penned her novel The Kissing Booth when she was fifteen and began uploading it to story-sharing platform Wattpad, where it accumulated over 19 million reads. She was signed by Random House UK at the age of seventeen, and offered a three-book deal whilst studying for her A Levels. Beth is now a Physics graduate from Exeter University and working in IT, and has had three books published with Random House: The Kissing Booth (which was made into one of Netflix's most succesful films of 2017), Rolling Dice, and Out of Tune. Her new novel, The Kissing Booth 2: Going the Distance, will be published in 2020. Alongside writing exciting new fiction novels, Beth regularly blogs about writing advice and being a twenty-something. She has been shortlisted for the Women of the Future Young Star Award 2013, the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards 2014, and the Queen of Teen Awards 2014. She was named one of Time magazine's 16 Most Influential Teenagers 2013, and in August 2014 she was listed in The Times at No.6 on their 'Top 20 under 25' list.