CHENNAI : As a teenager 15 years old Beth Reekles, a young Welsh author started writing her first young adult novel, ‘The Kissing Booth’ and it was published on Wattpad in 2010. The novel became immensely popular, winning the Wattpad 2011 prize for the Most Popular Teen Fiction. The story was adapted for a film with the same title and was premiered on Netflix in 2018. The film was released on 11 May, 2018.
A sequel ‘The Kissing Booth 2: Going the Distance’ was published in 2020 and a film adaptation, The Kissing Booth 2, was premiered on Netflix the same year and it released on July 24, 2020. A third and the final film ‘The Kissing Booth 3: One Last Time’ is scheduled to release on August 11, 2021 on Netflix. The Kissing Booth 3 is an American teen romantic comedy film based on Beth Reekles’ novel and all the three films has been directed by Vince Marcello.
The Kissing Booth had accumulated almost 20 million reads and when Beth Reeekles was 17, she was offered a three-book contract by Penguin Random House. The Kissing Booth was published by Penguin Random House in 2012, followed by Rolling Dice and Out of Tune. A year later, she was named by TIME magazine as one of “The 16 Most Influential Teens of 2013.” Currently Beth Reekles works in an IT firm while maintaining her career as an author and runs a blog where she talks about life and offers writing advice. Her latest book, Lockdown on London Lane is set in the time of Covid-19 is available on Wattpad.