• "Here's a rare treat. There is care and quality in all his books, and The Kissing Game is a smart, challenging collection that teenagers may find themselves reluctant to leave"

    Patrick Ness, Guardian
  • "Short stories are the perfect vehicle to capture the intensity of emotion experienced by teenagers on the brink of adulthood and there couldn't be a more rewarding and contemporary volume than this . . . Provocative and beautifully written, this little book packs a hefty punch"

    Sally Morris, Daily Mail
  • "Chambers has never lost that adolescent vulnerability and openness [so] that, now in his seventies, he still writes stories in which reflective adolescents will surely discover themselves . . . Five stars"

    Geoff Fox, Books For Keeps
  • "Aidan Chambers offers thought-provoking short stories for older readers in The Kissing Game. Playful or intriguing, each provides food for thought as he explores the nature of betrayal and revenge - wonderful stuff"

    Marilyn Brocklehurst, The Bookseller
  • "Classy, thought-provoking, witty and always provocative"

    Jill Murphy, The Bookbag