Anna and the French Kiss (Paperback)

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Cheesy title aside (like- a kiss isn’t even a major plot point aside), this is a charming YA novel that I’ve found myself rereading several times over the years. Anna Oliphant is a sassy, average American high schooler just trying to get by. She gets shipped out to Paris by her absent father who wanted to appear high cultured to his yacht buddies. Only problems are: a croissant knows more French than she does, and she does not want to leave her family and friends during her senior year. This adventure in friendship and self-discovery will have you laughing, crying, and groaning with all the heartfelt – and at times dramatic (it is high school) – moments. It’s a story about the connections we make in this world, and how to be at peace with yourself and others. There’s also a wonderful sense of place in this book! Love the characters. Love the book. For anyone looking for a friend in a crazy situation, or anyone interested in studying abroad.

— Brynn


“Stephanie Perkins’s characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good.” -Rainbow Rowell, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Anna can’t wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she’s less than thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets Étienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits?

About the Author

Stephanie Perkins ( lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780142419403
ISBN-10: 0142419400
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: August 4th, 2011
Pages: 400
Language: English