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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Dutton Books, 2010)

Not about what it sounds like. Well, sort of. I was sold on the word French and the cover illustration of the Eiffel Tower.

Geared towards high school/college aged readers, this love story is well written, interesting, and has wonderful character development. Personally, I will read almost anything that is set in Paris or France. Perkins gives readers a tour of some of the most famous Parisian icons.

Besides a great setting and believable characters, complete with teenage hormones and angst, parental issues, and peer conflict, Perkins adds the adventure of spending senior year in Paris. Anna, against her wishes, is forced to study in Paris (how she could be forced is beyond me, as who wouldn't want to study in Paris? But, if that were not the case, the story would not work.) Anna joins a group of friends, one of which (Etienne) becomes her love interest, though he has a steady girlfriend.

This is a quick, entertaining read. Anyone who enjoys travel, France, love stories, and relationships will enjoy this book.

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