2011: 69. Anna and the French Kiss 

Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss

Stephanie Perkins

"Here is everything I know about France:  Madeline and Amelie and Moulin Rouge."

Anna and the French Kiss,  Stephanie Perkins

This is an absolutely charming YA book, about Anna, whose father (a Nicholas Sparks-esque author, in a pitch perfect parody) decides to send her to spend her senior year in France.  Not because she wants to (or, indeed, even speaks a work of the language), but because he is newly wealthy from his books where people die romantically, and he thinks it will reflect well on him.  So, over her protests, she is bundled off to the American boarding school in Paris, where she knows no one, can't communicate, and is deadly lonely.  And, duh, it all works out and she grows and learns and there is a boy and all that, but this book is about the voyage - how Anna goes from a scared girl to a confident woman, and how Paris changes her.  And did a mention the boy? Yep, Etienne St. Clair, the American-French boy with the dreamy English accent.  Swoon city.

This is a super fun read - if you like charming romances, and girls finding themselves, but (even in the fantasy setting) with a little bit of reality leavened in, you will like Anna, and you will like Anna and the French Kiss.

Categories:  Fiction, Library Book

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© Carrie Dunsmore 2017