Don’t Kiss Ray

Romeo and Juliet in the Social Media Age

When Jill meets Ray by the waffle stand at a music festival, the attraction is instant, mutual and overwhelming. But a thunderstorm scuppers their first date and Jill resigns herself to never seeing him again.
So she can hardly believe her eyes when a few hours later she realises that the lead singer of the up-and-coming band Broken Biscuits—whose poster takes pride of place on her best friend’s wall (and not just hers either!)—is none other than Ray! And as if that wasn’t enough, he calls out to the packed audience: “Hey there, girl with the powder-sugar nose! Are you out there somewhere? Really sorry I couldn’t make it earlier! Same place, same time tomorrow?”
Little does Ray know what untold trouble his unplanned announcement has landed them in. His contract specifies that he must remain single, and to make matters worse an over-enthusiastic Biscuits fan has taken a photo of them together, triggering a vicious online hate-campaign. Jill and Ray are forced to split up before they can even get together in the first place—but neither of them can get the other out of their minds…

• a love story with all the requisite ingredients to make girl reader’s hearts beat faster
• Caught between boybands and fan mania: this book captures the dreams and realities of today’s teenagers


dtv Junior
320 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-74026-5
7. April 2017