The First and Last Kiss

Parenting & Families, Family & Relationships

By Evenson Dufour

Publisher : Outskirts Press, Inc.

ABOUT Evenson Dufour

Evenson Dufour
Evenson Dufour is currently studying political science at Florida International University. In 2008-2009, he was placed on the Dean’s List and on the President’s Academic Honor List for excellent academic achievement at the end of spring term at Palm Beach State College. He studied soc More...



Yvalia Dimanc’s life seemed to take a new direction after she found a best friend who was respectful, tender, and caring. A friend she found as the first trustworthy person on earth that she could reveal a shocking secret to about her brother, who raped and abused her on different occasions when she was only seven years old. Her friendship with Evenson Dufour has been scrutinized by many, including her family members, because Yvalia and Evenson were too close to each other. Their moral values helped them to keep their friendship clean from impudicity. On a rare occasion, they shared a kiss, but that was the first and last kiss.

For many of my teenage years, I never thought about whether I was going to be a real respectful friend for a girl. Maybe more honestly, I didn’t think I could be friend with a girl without sexual implication. As first a child and then a young man, I admired friendship when I saw others or heard them talk about how wonderful a good friendship can be or read about how friendship with the opposite sex can be enjoyable and joyful. Don’t get me wrong, this didn’t mean that I didn’t have friends at all. But, true friendship with a girl like the one I was going to develop with Yvalia was like a new world for me. These five bold font words in the preceding sentence are big words. Yes, they’re Powerful, Intimidating, and Splendid. These are words for heroes, for those who brave the impossible, who can control the part of their bodies below the belly button, and make the real difference between friendship and relationship with the opposite sex. Armed with my enthusiasm and good intention as a self-described “protector,” I set out to write The First and Last Kiss; this book talks about how people of opposite sexes can benefit from a true friendship, but this book also explains the story of a seven-year-old girl abused by her oldest brother. I began the story with the circumstance that led to my wonderful friendship with Yvalia. Each time I talked to Yvalia, the fiery, disgusting feeling against Yve, Yvalia’s brother, who was the rapist or abuser, got my frustration at the highest level. Even today, I am still asking how a brother has the guts to have sex with his own little sister no matter how old he is. And what pushes a brother to take the virginity of his own sister. Listening to Yvalia, I felt a rush of empowered dignity, true friendship, and profound respect. This is the person that I became in order to help my unforgettable friendship with Yvalia. Internally and externally, I triumphed with my friendship with her. Yes, I was able to support her, give her good advice, study with her, go so boldly, and take a firm stand so bravely. Then, I avoided committing unwanted mistakes that could jeopardize my friendship with her. After you have wisely purchased this book and read it, you have my permission to use it as the best example to prove that people from opposite sexes can be friends without having sexual implication. You are also free to undoubtedly unveil your criticisms about it. I think your criticisms will be like flavors making this book one of the best of its kind because my most significant, esteemed, and brave commentator isn’t somebody else but you, for you spent your money to buy this book. I considered you as a new agent who will say no to the sexual abuses against kids. Everything in this book is real, and you must be prepared to laugh, cry, and think about this reality. You can no longer be confused about friendship and sexual relationships. You also won’t condemn me for the way the first kiss happened—you won’t judge me bad because I let the first kiss be the last based on the circumstance of the time. Whether you can admit this, the end of this wonderful book will reveal to you the natural side of a wonderful friendship. I am a writer, not a psychologist. My insights come primarily from my own experiences and from experiences of other friends that I grew up with. In light of this, I want to make it clear that this book is not meant to be a manual that teaches you how you should develop your friendship with anyone. I believe everyone probably has something good to learn from their experiences. One thing I frequently see happen is the confusion between friendship and relationship. Even though I shared a kiss with my best friend, Yvalia, it had nothing to do with intercourse or planned sex acts. What happens nowadays is that millions of people can’t really enjoy the best outcomes from friendship because of uncontrollable male voracity to have sex. Why a girl or a woman often has to say, for example, I don’t understand what he wants from me. I love sex more than any other man on earth, but I didn’t let this physiological need interfere or stop me from enjoying the true and pure friendship love that I developed with Yvalia. Only one thing that happened between her and me was the First and Last Kiss. Where to begin this true story? I really didn’t know at first, but in looking back at all the good and difficult moments when I was a teen, everything—such ideas, images, memories—started flowing in my mind incessantly. Today, I am not sure why I felt compelled to write down this story in the first place, so the sentiment of motivation that stimulates me to tell this story is very strong for some reason that I now still can’t explain. I feel at this moment I must do my best to tell it if for no other reason than to finally say no to abuses against young children. This story is, above all, a story about a wonderful friendship, and it has plenty of emotional aspects, but it is also rich with good advice. At the same time, it is a story of a young girl who has been sexually abused by her own brother. This is a powerful tale of true friendship. I want to warn you that this story is charming and moving, so don’t miss a sentence from each chapter because this book is going to switch on a sleeping light in you. I am more than convinced that you will love it. This book is very easy to read, but it is an extraordinary book, for it is touching. I am sure you won’t soon forget it.

The most wonderful story

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Posted December 11, 2010, 10:48 PM EST: This is the best book of the history of friendship that I have ever read. I liked the story so much! I finished reading it today. I got it from another store, but I preferred to write the review on Barnes and Noble because I bought Evenson's book before on this great store. It took me one day to read it, and I just love the way that Evenson Dufour wrote the book! It's extremely excellent, and my favorite part is when Evenson and Yvalia share the kiss. Wow! This story is very touching. ~Kersley


Great and strongly recommanded to everyone

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Posted December 12, 2010, 11:37 AM EST: "The First and Last Kiss" contains the full easiest text and chapters that make it the best print true story book in the market. I strongly recommended Barnes and Noble to have a high quantity of this book on their shelves because they will make millions with this book. This author definitely has one of the best writing styles. It is as if he sits with you having a profound conversation with you individually as his reader. This story is stocked in my mind and will remain there for the rest of my life. I am convinced the NY Times will pick up this book.


Definitely recommended to every woman

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Posted December 12, 2010, 12:02 PM EST: Before you ask me, no, I'm not talking about the wonderful chapters from this book because you need to enjoy this natural story on your own, but this book "The First and Last Kiss" is superb. I'm talking about the original and the classic The author of The First and Kiss is brilliant.


Brightly Recommended to the world

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Posted December 12, 2010, 12:13 PM EST: The First and Las Kiss is one of the best making-of books I've ever read (and I've read a lot of making-of books, but this one is fantastic). The author explores the story's roots in his younger age. The evolution of the story from chapter after chapter is breathtaking. I love it, I love it I love it.


Highly Recommended

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Posted December 12, 2010, 11:18 AM EST: What really knocks me out is a the sincerity that displays in this wonderful book, when I am done reading it, I wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of me and I could call him up on the phone whenever I felt like it. Evenson, you did a impeccable job year because the chapter five made tears coming down my face. I hope there will be a movie about this vivid story. Man, you are exceptional.

Amazing Book

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Posted December 12, 2010, 11:48 AM EST: This is a valuable resource for anyone interested in reading advice about friendship and good but particularly useful for students, people between 17 to 50 years old, and, of course, for anyone who wants to know the best things about true love. It is recommended for undergraduate and graduate institutions with majors in literature and English.


Highly Recommended this to everyone

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Posted December 13, 2010, 6:57 PM EST: It's a nice book, but I feel people are missing the opportunity to read some wonderful book like "The First and Last Kiss" because they let themselves take in the trap of other big companies that making choices for them by selecting some books as bestsellers because some authors are already Hollywood celebrities. But I want to tell parents who would like their kids to read a good book to get "The First and Last Kiss" for them. The advice in this are awesome. I am committed to keeping book readers perfectly formed. Thank you Evenson Dufour for writing this wonderful book. It very is touching.


Fantastic book, highly recommended

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Posted December 13, 2010, 7:08 PM EST: I would really like this book to be in hand every woman living in America. it's a great and sweet story . "The First and Last Kiss" is definitely a Great book. It's the best thing from my part to do a recommendation to all my friends to get this book. This book is so splendid.


Greatly recommended

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Posted December 16, 2010, 8:59 AM EST: The best about this book is that the author doesn't explain a fascinating story, but he graciously gives good advice to everyone of us who wants to understand the nuance between friendship and sexual relationship. Man, Evenson Dufour has a bright future. We like the fact that you communicate directly to us in the middle and in the end of your chapters. My impression was like that I was in a real conversation with you in your book.


Fascinating, I would recommend this book to anyone

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Posted December 17, 2010, 3:07 PM EST: Like many readers, I had a strong, pre-conceived idea of Evenson Dufour before I picked up this book. To my surprise, I found myself wrong on many, many counts--and right on others. He comes with dialog style of writing that is unique to him only. I think that Evenson is correct when she says that this story as the potential to make people laugh and cry at the same time. He is very funny about the joke of cat and mouse. Yes, I laugh until tears coming down my face. In short, this story is fascinating. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the reading of true, palpating story. There are many insights into friendship," and all in all, I found this book immensely interesting.

Fervently Recommended

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Posted December 16, 2010, 11:41 PM EST: When you first come into physical contact with this book, looking at its 252-page into your hands and looking at the author on the cover - the simplicity and the straight look from Evenson's eyes alone should tell you that this is not an ordinary story book. Right at the beginning of a few pages into this book and you'll immediately be hooked. The author write in a way as if he's right there having a conversation with you. Your fingers will flip through page after page and before you know it you'll already have consumed several dozen pages of what will surely go down to the best part of the story when the first and kiss happened. "The first and Last Kiss" at its core is a simple, timeless story explaining true friendship-love, anxiety, pursuit of good values and virtue. This truly is a title not to be missed by anyone with an appreciation for the written word, not to mention the original writing style of the author. The picture of the author on the simple cover design and paper quality also makes this book unique.


Highly Recommended to everyone who loves reading fascinating true story

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Posted December 16, 2010, 11:18 PM EST: Books about friendship aren't hard to find, but I've never encountered one like this. This 252-page true story in humorous form is heart-breakingly true. Evenson Dufour's book is the best that a story can be - the details and authenticity bring the world of true, sincere friendship alive, while the universal ideas about growing up, yearning and developing true friendship love will take the reader on a nostalgic journey back to Evenson's best friendship during his teenage years, transformative, love, and respect. I've chosen to write this review after reading this book electronically from another site to let people know that this book is must to read.


I recommend this book highly. It could very well be a friendship saver!

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Posted December 18, 2010, 10:23 AM EST: How's your friendship with others? It may be a matter of sexual desire that stop you to enjoy "frank friendship-love". Author Evenson Dufour in his book "The First and Last Kiss" prove that everyone can have moral commitment to friends and believes everyone has a love for a special friend and an empty tank to be filled, and that tank is filled by different friendship-love languages. These languages are Gifts, Words of Affirmation, Quality of Time, Acts of Service, Appreciation, Tolerance, and Capacity to understand separate good and bad. Often, we tend to misunderstand friend-love because the languages are most often like that of a relationship instead of a friendship, which usually ends up being the languages that fill up our friendship-love tank. I recommend this book highly. It could very well be a friendship saver!


Wow! Highly recommended

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Posted December 18, 2010, 9:59 AM EST: Evenson, I am surprised to learn that English is not your first language, and you're capable to right more than 200 pages in a language that you just has been started to learn at academic level since 2008. Wow, you are a genius. Man, you are somebody. When I read nonfiction, I want something that raises the level of discourse, stretches my thinking, presents new ideas, challenges my old ones, and expands my horizons. I have found these in this book. Reading it was fun and affirming.



Wow!!! Highly Recommended

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Posted December 23, 2010, 5:37 PM EST: What I like about Evenson is his courage and his determination. When he published his first two previous books, he was under heavy criticisms about mistakes and his first try. But he said that he wouldn't give up his passion for writing. There were people who tried to discourage him and told him that he wouldn't have a chance among thousands of good writers in the US. Evenson didn't let anyone stop his dream of becoming a good writer. He took the decision to republish his previous two books, and while reworking on them, he has the most unbelievable courage to write two other wonderful books such as "The First and Last Kiss" and "Dreams: An Incomprehensible Aspect of Communication." Man, I can't wait to see the American public starts the most fascinating recognition for this great personality. Evenson, your book "The First and Last Kiss" touches my heart. I want to tell you that you will become one of the most prosperous bestselling authors of our time. Keep up the good work my friend. I am a big fan of "The First and Last Kiss" and I think this book is more than amazing and hope to see more editions. I really enjoy this book. There is something touching about when the kiss happened between Yvalia and Evenson. Each time I pick it up I find something new that I hadn't noticed the last time I read it. I hate Yve too as much as Evenson hates him. This book is a great gift to share with friends.