Snogging. It’s a pretty gross word, isn’t it? Thankfully the act itself is a little less gross – unless there’s braces and too much drool involved. But that’s totally normal in teen lip-locks and Holly Bourne’s latest book, ‘It Only Happens In The Movies’ is trying to debunk the myths that it’s not.
‘It Only Happens In The Movies’ follows the life of Audrey. She’s totally over romance and takes a job at a local cinema to get out the house and escape the strained relationship she has with her mother. At the cinema, Audrey meets the swoon-worthy Harry and the pair fall hard and fast in love.
It all sounds like a fairy-tale, right? Wrong. This isn’t a classic romance story. Audrey and Harry don’t kiss in the snow or chase each other through airports. It’s real-life, which means there’s plenty of awkward moments, bucket-loads of confusion and heaps and heaps of pain.
All-in-all, it’s a fantastic feminist read and Holly researched the best movie kiss of all time whilst researching for the storyline. Her results got us thinking about all the kissing scenes that have happened in our favourite teen movies. Sure, they may not be real. But there’s no denying that they’re pretty steamy and the chances are you’ve watched them 4637289 times.
— Holly Bourne (@holly_bourneYA) April 1, 2016
Would you be able to guess who’s locking lips with who if we blurred out the character’s faces? Let’s give it a go. Maximum Pop! have put together a quiz that gets right to the core of steamy lip-locking, hormone-flying, snogs. We’ve rounded up heaps of our favourite kisses and pixelated the actors’ faces. All you’ve got to do is guess what movie these kisses are from.
Once you’re done, you can find out more about ‘It Only Happens In The Movies’ by clicking here. Holly’s book tour is also kicking off this week and heading to Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle Waterstones. So grab a mate and join in the fun by booking tickets.
Start reading ‘It Only Happens In The Movies’ by Holly Bourne…
I wasn’t expecting candles.
They lit the whole cinema – tea lights, the stout white candles you get in churches, thin ones stuffed into candlesticks. My skin itched in their heat.
I blinked and shook my head. “What the hell?”
Then I saw Harry.
He looked so damn proud of himself. His hair sticking up at every angle, his hands sheepishly in his pockets, head cocked, his teeth bared in his trademark smile. The flickering light made him look like a hologram.