Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss

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Will Anna find romance in the City of Light? Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her coworker at the movie theater who is just starting to return her affection. So she's less than thrilled when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year. But despite not speaking a word of French and feeling like an outcast, Anna meets some interesting new people and begins to be charmed by Paris, including the handsome Etienne St. Clair, who quickly becomes her best friend, even if she might want more. Unfortunately he's taken - and Anna might be, too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she's been waiting for? Toes will tingle and hearts will melt in Stephanie Perkin's bestselling debut. Praise for Stephanie Perkins 'Stephanie Perkins is the Jane Austen of our generation. Her stories ache, soothe, and leave you breathless with joy; there's true magic in these pages - it's an experience you won't soon forget.' Tahereh Mafi, author of the bestselling Shatter Me series 'Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book.' Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author ' Anna and the French Kiss charms readers with its Parisian setting and tr#65533;s bien boy.' 'Magical . . . really captures the feeling of being in love.' Cassandra Clare, New York Times bestselling author 'Another unputdownable read from Stephanie from Stephanie, who clearly excels at imagining teens that are anything but caricatures.' 'It isn't just a love story. It is a story about friendship, growing up, and making hard decisions.' 'Step back - it's going to fly off the shelves.' SLJ
Publisher: New York :, Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC,, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780525423270
Characteristics: 372 pages ;,22 cm.


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Mar 06, 2018

my favourite book of all time!!! i could read this over and over again, i've read it 53 times and i'm reading again!! this book will never get old

checkered_roses Nov 02, 2017

I absolutely adore this book. Hilarious, relatable ... it's pretty much one of the most perfect teen fiction novels out there. I tend to read supernatural novels, but whenever I'm feeling up for a regular book about everyday life, this is the book I go to. Also, be prepared--it'll make you hungry.

Aug 08, 2017

Every good book. It starts out a little slow but it picks up speed. Warning though, it is very drama filled.

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.

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.

Jul 12, 2016

Fantastic ! :)

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

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.

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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

Jul 22, 2015

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

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.”

Aug 05, 2013

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

Aug 05, 2013

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

Aug 05, 2013

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

Aug 05, 2013

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

Apr 09, 2012

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

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.”

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.

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?

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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