Let me begin by saying that Mathis Malzieu is one of my favorite authors. He has such a way with words that you can’t help but fall in love with his stories.
The first book I read by him was The Boy With the Cuckoo Clock Heart (you can read about it here.) and I just fell in love with it. That is why, when I saw The Smallest Kiss in the library I had to buy it and read it, and let me just tell you, it did not disappoint.
The Smallest Kiss tells the story of a heart broken inventor who one night kisses a girl, but the girl disappears. Since they shared a really passionate kiss, he has to find her, so he tries his luck with an old detective (who later becomes his friend). The old man tells him, there’s nothing much he can do, but decides to lend him his special parrot, called Elvis (after Elvis Presley), which has the power to track people down by sound. So it happens that the girl has asthma, so the parrot manages to track her down by the sound of her breathing.
The big surprise comes when our young inventor finds out that after their kiss, the girl he’s been looking forward to see again, can’t be seen since she became invisible. He doesn’t care and decides he wants to get to know her anyway. And so his little love story with the invisible girl begins and they live happily ever after or until the girl who was the love of his life finds her way back into his world.
Who will he choose?
The Smallest Kiss is the kind of book that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside and is the perfect read, if you’re looking for a relaxing weekend.
Even though at times weird and maybe hard to grasp, Mathias Malzieu had the power to make even to the most trivial things special and captivating. And his characters and simply charming. He makes them so alive, colorful and unique that you can’t help but fall in love with them. His stories are full of romance and magical love and at times might seem even childish, but I think that’s exactly the thing that makes them so outstanding.
Verdict: Sometimes the smallest kisses are the best kisses.