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Sedmnáctiletá Anna se cítí podvedená. Její rodiče ji totiž posílají na roční studium do Francie - přes půlku planety, do neznámého prostředí, aniž by navíc uměla slůvko francouzsky. Musí tak opustit své přátele, potenciální lásku i veškerá pohodlí amerického života a začít úplně nanovo. V romantické Paříži, ve městě, které nikdy nespí, se vrhá do nových vztahů i zkušeností ...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published May 2012 by CooBoo (first published December 2nd 2010)
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Barry Pierce
When I was four, I fell off a tree. I hit the ground face first. What I didn't know was that there was a very small, sharp root sticking out of the ground at the base of the tree. It went through my cheek. I went to the ER but had to wait until 2am because it was a busy night. I sat there for hours in that ER with a hole in my cheek. When the doctor finally saw me he thought that since it was a busy night and there were so many people in the ER that he would just sew up my cheek without having t ...more
Khanh (the Grinch)
“I cheated on her every day. In my mind, I thought of you in ways I shouldn’t have, again and again. She was nothing compared to you. I’ve never felt this way about anybody before—”
What's the saying? Once a cheater, always a cheater? Oh, the fucking hypocrisy.

There were many things I wanted to do to Anna Oliphant throughout this book. Some of them involve a bottle of choloroform, a shovel, and an unmarked grave. Mostly, I just want to bring Anna in front of the US Congress as an example of how
Feb 25, 2014 Simeon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
This book is adorable, I’m not gonna lie.

Wealthy white teenagers having first-world problems.

Anna, the valiant, is plucked from Georgia and “abandoned” by her parents at a boarding school for rich American teens living in Paris, where she collapses into tears at the injustice of it all.

Intrigued? That's only the beginning of this incredible tale.

Sadly, my hopes for a dramatic twist of the Taken variety came to naught as the entire novel progressed without a single gun fight, kidnapping, or car
Nina ♥


St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. St. Clair. ST. CLAIR!!!!

Can’t I just fill this review with his name instead of explaining how much I effing LOVED this book and trying to describe in vivid detail how beautiful and amazing and gorgeous and sexy and adorable and
Jul 08, 2012 Rainbow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Here is what I loved about this book:

It actually tells the story it sets out to tell. I'm really starting to hate books -- love stories, especially -- that skim the surface of the story they're supposed to tell. They just say, "So these two fell passionately" in love, and you're supposed to believe it.

These characters actually talk to each other (which I loved) and get to know each other. They have friends and problems and a life that you feel like you understand.

A life at an American boarding s
Apr 29, 2016 Natalie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Welcome to Paris, Anna. I’m glad you’ve come.”

This review contains *spoilers*.

This follows Anna, who is being sent away to SOAP, a boarding school in Paris, for her senior year of high school. It uncovers her journey throughout the school year interacting with new friends, trying to overcome fears, and maybe even develop a slight crush.

Speaking of the devil, Étienne has a special place in my heart (not as much as Ronan, but still there). I read this trilogy around this time last year, and it go
Lola  Reviewer

One lovely word: Étienne


Sweet sweet sweet.

I might just have fallen in love.

This story equals exactly: Friday night + rain outside + chick flick + Skittles + chocolate + popcorn + comfortable couch + lovely boyfriend/friends. HEAVEN.

10 Things You’ll Find :

1- A main character that has personality

2- A swoon-worthy love interest

3- Some beautiful friendly relationships

4- Secondary characters that are truly unforgettable

5- A setting you won’t resist (it’s Paris, guys, PARIS!)

6- A
Jun 20, 2015 Zoë rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Update after reading this book for the THIRD time:
Etienne. ETIENNE. The boy of my dreams (well...second place after Will Herondale, but still, that's a high honor). Stephanie Perkins is one of my favorite YA contemporary writers as she has this way of writing books (which really sound SO cheesy plot and title-wise) that leaves you in a puddle of happy tears and hormones after the last page. This book has an inexplicable quality that even after reading the book multiple times, I can fall in love
GOD! I’m giddy... I’m actually giddy after reading this book! Oh and I’m officially a Nook hugger. This book made me a chronic giddy Nook hugger. What a hot mess! But so what I it. Jolly good book indeed!

Anna and the French Kiss is an absolute hit. It immediately takes top rank in my fave YA romance, chicky-type lit reads and there is absolutely no doubt I’ll be reading this book every year over and over again. The blokes and blokettes are loveable, the storyline is perfect, and the light roman
Dec 04, 2011 Cory rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Twilight, Formulaic Romances, and Annoying "Quirky" Hypocritical Heroines Like Bianca Piper
Recommended to Cory by: Everyone
Edited to Add a Disgruntled Reader's Reply at the Bottom. Apparently, I don't know how to write reviews.

The best thing about this book? The end.

I don't read chick-lit. In fact, I avoid it like the plague. But this book received rave reviews from every single person on my friendlist. So I thought, hey, why not? Maybe this won't be like the formulaic Mary Kate and Ashley movies my teachers made me watch in first grade. Maybe Anna will be smart and witty. And maybe Etienne will be awesome.

I'm too
What I like about Stephanie Perkins is that her books are fluffy, and they're okay with that: there's no heavy message attached to this as the author attempts to shove an after-school special down our throats. I didn't like that when I was a teenager, and I don't like it now. Sometimes I feel like that's my real problem with contemporary novels - that they want desperately to be didactic in the way that dystopia or high fantasy is but their settings are too literal to pull it off properly. But S ...more
Kat Stark
Feb 29, 2016 Kat Stark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kat Stark by: Aly's Bookish Wonderland

I wanted to hate this book at first. I really did, but I just couldn't hate it.

It's like this...

Anna was a dumb potato. St. Clair was a hot potato. Yet somehow they made mash potatoes. I fucking love mash potatoes.

I didn't like either of them, but somehow I flew through this story. Since I like to get out my feelings through poetry and I love the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, Shakespeare, and that it's said by "Kat" (played by Julia Stiles), here's my poem for this book:

I hate the way Anna t
Emily May
Sep 03, 2014 Emily May rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Emily May by: Jessica
This is one of the cutest feel-good teen romances I have ever read. It has a bit of everything that you want... humour, a likeable protagonist and a completely swoon-worthy guy called Etienne St. Clair. You could fall in love with the name alone, even without the fact that he's sweet, kind, honest and nothing at all like any of the English boys I grew up with. It's a very cute book, a very nice book, neither is a bad thing but if I start mentioning words like 'cute' and 'nice' in a review you ca ...more
Dec 04, 2013 Caitlin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So, Anna is forced to go to boarding school in Paris (I know! Poor chica!) and she crushes on a guy who already has a girlfriend. They flirt and obsess over each other while he is still dating the other girl. To add icing to Anna’s miserable cake, she is then forced to get mad at her friend who does something despicable: her friend dates a boy that Anna thought liked her instead. Life is just not fair.

I gave this book one star because:
1) Anna is a whiny hypocrite who has very different ideas ab
Jan 25, 2016 April rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reread, 2015
The Hardcover is on sale for $6.80 with free shipping HERE!!

Holy St Clair, hypothetical Batman!

This book put me in a whole new state of consciousness. It put me in the life of Anna. It took me straight to Paris and I never looked back.

When I get desperately into the groove of a book, I literally (okay, fine, figuratively) transform into a hermit crab.

I curl up so tight in the shell of my blanket in that special nook carved out in my chair, so tight that everything else melts away. It's just me a
Dec 28, 2011 Tatiana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Meg Cabot
If you are looking for a feel-good chick-lit to read by your Christmas tree, Anna and the French Kiss is a book for you. This novel is as chick-y a lit as it gets.

Anna is sent to Paris to spend her senior year at a boarding school. Of course she doesn't want to go - her life, her best friend, her potential boyfriend, her little brother and mom are in Atlanta. But Anna doesn't sulk for long, she quickly meets new friends and this one totally hot and totally unavailable boy Etienne St. Clair. Oh m
Brian Yahn
I'm not a fan of romance, but that didn't stop me from loving All the Bright Places, The Fault in Our Stars, or I'll Give You the Sun. The thing about those books is, they're really about death, more death, and family respectively. Romance is just a small part of the story. Anna and the French Kiss, on the other hand, doesn't have much else going for it, but somehow it works in the beginning.

Your first impression of Anna is that she's this clever tour guide to Paris, France. She wittily introdu
'Oh heavens'... this book was hilarious!!

I loved reading it (twice) and I would read it again simply because it is too cute for words!
It reminded me of myself in high school, and it really felt natural, real.. I can't even tell you what an amazing pleasure reading this book was.

And it's so, so funny, my face hurts from so much laughing ;))

I loved the characters (all of them!), I loved the dialogue (I just could picture those people in front of me talking, and laughing, and teasing, and fightin
Miranda the Gayvenger
Jun 24, 2011 Miranda the Gayvenger rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-away
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Sep 08, 2011 Jo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, oh-how-we-laugh, e
Note: Apologies that I have no accents on my Frenchie vowels... my laptop was having a mare. You get the gist.

"Girl Scouts didn’t teach me what to do with emotionally unstable boys."

Initial Final Page Thoughts.
Urgh, fine. Whatever. I’ll admit it. I swooned… a little. Can we move on?!

High Points.
Anna. Etienne. Paris. Boarding school. Swoon. Clomping boots. Convenient breezes. Canadian flags. Shakespeare & Company (I have a book from there!) One of the sweetest scenes set in Pere Lachaise
Jan 16, 2013 Ariel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
*** First finished January 6th, 2012
Like everyone says, this is the epitome of YA Romance. It is ADORABLE.

Although I absolutely loved the romance, my favourite part of the book was the setting. I don't know about you, but I haven't heard that much about Paris. Obviously I know about the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower, and how it's supposed to be the most Romantic City on earth, but really, I didn't have that great a mental picture in my mind. After reading this book though, I NEED to visit Paris.
Jul 02, 2015 Helen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own-this
How to describe Anna and the French Kiss?
Anna and the French Kiss is flawless.
Its pages are insured for $10,000 dollars.
It does car commercials...In France.
Its favorite director is Sofia Coppola.
One time, Anna and the French Kiss met John Green, and he told it that it was pretty.
One time, it punched worldsuck in the face...It was awesome.

Obviously, I'm not thinking coherently enough to post an actual review. Mean Girls quotes will have to do.
Anna and the French Kiss has addled my brain.
Kat Kennedy
Jan 04, 2012 Kat Kennedy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. This is one of those books that you finish with a big, satisfying, "Awwwwwwwwwwww!"
Siena Mirabella
Apr 26, 2015 Siena Mirabella rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: hopeless romantics
Shelves: favorites
This was without a doubt one of the best romance books I've ever read. Everything about it was adorable and it kept me smiling the entire time. This book had the perfect amount of cutesy and relatable. It was definitely not cheesy, like most novels drift towards. I'm stunned that I finished this book in one day. There wasn't any dull points in this book in my opinion, it kept me wanting to read on and on. I absolutely adored the setting of the book. I mean, this seemed like every teenage girl's ...more
Laura Ann
Jan 19, 2016 Laura Ann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites-3
just reread this beauty for a third (fourth?) time :)
Kate ♡

Let's just start off by, what an incredible novel. I absolutely loved everything about this, from characters to plot to pacing to writing to setting, etc. you get the point.
Do you ever get that feeling when you know a book is special? How it just feels like such an important part of your life after you've read it? That's how I feel about this one.

Late 2014 I read a book called "My True Love Gave to Me" which was edited by Perkins,
Jan 13, 2011 Lora added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a good, fun, QUALITY chick lit novel
Recommended to Lora by: too many people to name
I absolutely, completely, utterly love this novel!

You say too many adverbs, I say enthusiasm!

This novel makes me question why I don't read YA contemporary more often. I mean, it's not like I don't enjoy the genre, it's just that I don't seem to pick up a contemporary novel nearly as often as I do other genres. Anna and the French Kiss has definitely changed that! I'll be reading many more contemps this year, for sure.

Now, on to the good stuff: Etienne! Anna and the French Kiss has been floating
MILLION STARS. NOT 5. THAT'S A MILLION STARS. OH GOD. I CAN'T. After Fangirl,i never thought i'd love something just as much,but this almost made it. I LOVE IT!! Its 3 in the morning here,so this review might come off a bit weird xD

OH MY GOD. Anna. I adore her!! I love how she writes reviews of movies, i love movies, they are air and life, so i get her. I also love how she's so human!! She has her faults but so do lots of people. We are afraid of things we don't know,we think everything is about
Oct 05, 2015 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hi, there! I'm Steph, and I wrote ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR, and ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER. I also edited (and contributed a short story to) a romantic holiday anthology called MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME and its companion anthology SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS. My next YA novel will be horror—a teen slasher published by Dutton.

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