Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss

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When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780525423270
0525423273
Branch Call Number: YAFICTION PERKINS
YA PERKINS
Characteristics: 372 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Anna & the French kiss

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When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more. This is followed by Lola & the ... Read More »

When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more. This is followed by Lola and the Bo... Read More »

Who wouldn't jump at the chance to spend her senior year at a boarding school in Paris? Anna Oliphant, that's who. Besides barely speaking French, Anna is perfectly happy at home in Atlanta, Georgia. But Anna's father insists, so Paris it is. And Anna does warm up to the city...especially after s... Read More »


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jdrinca
Mar 08, 2017

Didn't get past page 10. I knew it would be a story about a teenager trying to find romance, but it was not clever or funny enough to make me want to read a story about a teenager trying to find romance.

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blue_bear_5636
Jan 28, 2017

I love this book it's amazing y'all should read it :D

krystinathealien Dec 27, 2016

Wonderful. I want to be Anna. I want my own Etienne. Or, at least, I want to be Anna's best friend.

AL_LESLEY Nov 17, 2016

Fun realistic young adult fiction with good lessons and developed characters.

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indigo_panther_23
Jul 12, 2016

Fantastic ! :)

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 18, 2016

Anna And The French Kiss is a beautifully written book by Stephanie Perkins. Anna and Etienne's story was both heartbreaking, and enthralling. Stephanie Perkins sets an elegant, authentic scene, in Paris, France at SOAP, the School Of America in Paris. Anna makes many new friends at the school; Meredith, Rashmi, Josh, and Etienne. Anna knows she wants to be with Etienne, but, alas, he has a girlfriend, Ellie, who seems to be getting farther away from her friends at SOAP. If you enjoy romantic, classic, enticing novels, filled with witty sarcasm, and passion, then you will absolutely love this book. Actually, everyone can love this book; It's that good!
- @BookwormTAH of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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a_c
Apr 03, 2016

This book is simply amazing. It's not to short, not too long. It had funny parts, a perfect ending, and was overall a nice, fluffy, feel good novel.

Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Mar 26, 2016

Anna really doesn’t want to go to boarding school in Paris, wishing she could stay in Atlanta for her senior year. However, she quickly falls for her classmate Etienne St. Clair. The friendship that forms between them is endearing, and the way they are supportive of each other makes you want their relationship to succeed even though there are a lot of obstacles.

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FandomQueen
Jan 24, 2016

This book is so cute and captures all the emotions of falling in love with your best friend. Even though it is set in Paris, it isn't one of those cheesy romances that revolve around the Eiffel Tower. Great book for teens, I enjoyed it!

Kereesa Nov 16, 2015

If you've not read Anna, you've not yet lived.

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alexandraSchulz
Jun 27, 2016

“For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”
― Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

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ValeriePatulot
Jul 22, 2015

"For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home."

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Draw
Aug 05, 2013

“I wish friends held hands more often, like the children I see on the streets sometimes. I'm not sure why we have to grow up and get embarrassed about it.”

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Aug 05, 2013

“Is it possible for home to be a person and not a place?”

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Draw
Aug 05, 2013

“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”

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Draw
Aug 05, 2013

“French name, English accent, American school. Anna confused.”

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Draw
Aug 05, 2013

“For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”

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Ciresica
Apr 09, 2012

Anna: “Look at you, fishing for compliments.”
Etienne: “I wouldn’t object to a compliment.”

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Ciresica
Apr 09, 2012

ST Clair:“That guys. Sideburns. You like him?"
ANNA: "You've asked me that before."
ST Clair:"What I meant was," your feelings haven't changed? Since you've been here?"
ANNA:"It's not a matter of how I feel. I'm interested, but ... I don't know if he's still interested in me."
ST Clair:"Does he still call?"
ANNA:"Yeah. I mean, not often. But yes."
ST Clair:"Right. Right, well, there's your answer.”
ANNA:“I should go. I’m sure you have plans with Ellie.
ST Clair:“Yes. I mean, no. Imean, I don’t know. If you aren’t doing any-”
ANNA:“So I’ll see you later. Thank-you for the Canadian Citizenship.”

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Ciresica
Apr 09, 2012

St Clair:"No way. You slept in? I woke you up?"

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mvkramer Sep 27, 2013

Anna is not very excited to be sent away to boarding school in Paris, leaving her friends and crush behind, but soon she meets a group of great people -- including Etienne St. Clair. St. Clair is gorgeous, kind, funny, and, of course, unavailable -- he's been dating the same girl for years. This doesn't stop Anna from falling head over heels for him, with predictable consequences.

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Draw
Aug 05, 2013

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

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Ciresica
Apr 09, 2012

Anna is sent to a school in Paris by her father. She is afraid at first. She cannot speak French, nor does she act French. She is without her family in the “city of light and love”. She misses her friends and family in the beginning but then quickly makes friends. Mer introduces her the “Chocolat Chaud” (meaning hot chocolate, not Chocolate show). Anna also meets an American-French-English boy named Etienne St Clair. Despite her crush on Toph (the guy she kissed back in Atlanta), she finds herself falling for St Clair. At first, they become really close friends. But things start to get complicated when they are left alone for Thanksgiving break. Anna knows Etienne is dating Ellie and he knows there might be something going on between Anna and Toph. Will they end up together or will they realize it’s best to stay friends?

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Jul 29, 2015

Sexual Content: A lot of kissing and sex

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