Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

6936382[1]Anna’s plan for her senior year in high school was just fine as it was, thank you very much. She was going to hang out with best friend Bridgette, work at her part time job at a local movie theater where the hot boy who has been flirting with her also works, the boy who kissed on her on that last night before she left for France.

It was her dad’s idea. He is a successful romance novelist. (Think Nicholas Sparks). He wanted her to go to boarding school in Paris. It would be a “good learning experience,” he said. She begged and pleaded, but it was no use. She doesn’t know any of the rich kids at the school and she doesn’t know a word of French.

But it isn’t horrible. She makes a few friends right away. Most people in town speak enough English for her to get by. But the best thing about Paris? Étienne St Clair, or just St. Clair, as everyone who knows him calls him. He is a gorgeous, charming and funny American boy with an English accent and Anna falls for him right away. He seems to like her too, but…he has a girlfriend.

As the school year goes on, Anna and St. Claire grow closer, but are they just friends? Or is there something more there?  In a year of near romantic encounters, betrayals from her friends, and possibly her first french kiss in Paris, her senior year is turning out to have more drama than one of her dad’s novels.

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