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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.

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Hardcover, 372 pages
Published December 2nd 2010 by Dutton Juvenile
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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
Simeon
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
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Nina ♥
I found this online...NOW WHY COULDN'T THIS BE THE ACTUAL COVER?

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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
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Khanh (Clowns, Nightmares, and Bunnies)
“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
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Rainbow
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
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Lola
**5 BRILLIANT STARS**

One lovely word: Étienne

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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
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Arlene
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
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Zoë (readbyzoe)
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
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Cory
Dec 04, 2011 Cory rated it 2 of 5 stars
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
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Kat Stark
May 12, 2015 Kat Stark rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kat Stark by: Aly∞
Shelves: fun-reviews


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
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Lyndsey
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
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Caitlin
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
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Emily May
Sep 03, 2014 Emily May rated it 4 of 5 stars
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
Tatiana
Dec 28, 2011 Tatiana rated it 4 of 5 stars
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
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Ariana
'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
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Miranda
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Jo
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
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Kiki
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
Helen
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
4.5 stars. This is one of those books that you finish with a big, satisfying, "Awwwwwwwwwwww!"
Ariel
*** 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.
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Lora
Jan 13, 2011 Lora added it
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
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Siena Mirabella
Apr 26, 2015 Siena Mirabella rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
just reread this beauty for a third (fourth?) time :)
Kristi
Why is this book good? Because it just is.

There was something very addicting about this book. Be warned you're going to pick it up to read a few chapters and you won't be able to stop. Have I ever mentioned how much I love, a love story. (Oh really... I've said that before? Like hundreds of times!?) This is the ultimate love story! It's such an wonderfully written contemporary YA... love story or not. It's fantastic. You need to read it. Seriously, go get a copy right now.

The characters 'made'
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Kristin (KC)
Is it possible for home to be a person and not a place?

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Anna and the French Kiss is a sweet and endearing love story that really showcases the fragile and unsure transition into adulthood. What makes this story truly shine is its unique and intimate writing style. The plot is not filled with twists or over-the-top scenarios; it is gentle, relatable, and just boils down to some really fabulous storytelling.

Anna has been sent by her father to complete her senior year at a boarding school in Par
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Jo ★The Book Sloth★
3.5 Parisian Stars



Ohh...This was soooo sooooooooooo good. Everyone is definitely right to love this. Although I liked Anna a little bit less than Lola the story was just as great as Lola and the Boy Next Door. Lovely characters, teenage angst(which didn't run in the "can't take more" territory" and a boy to die for.

I can so totally see Anna Paquin as Anna Oliphant. She has that something. Sweet, beautiful with the gap between the teeth. I loved Anna in the beginning of the book and liked her for
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Fenia
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
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Wendy Darling
3.5 stars I resisted this book for the longest time because chick-lit isn't really my thing, but it really is just as super cute as everyone says. I was surprised at how engrossing the story is and by much I liked Anna, who is believably flawed and funny and well-rounded. The relationships between her and her friends as well as between her and her crush feel real and nuanced and warm, and even though they all make mistakes, it's so great to read about teenagers who are actually nice to each othe ...more
Cara
SCORE! I had seriously thought maybe this wasn't my year, but I finally finally read a book this year that I wanted to give five stars to. That may or may not be a result of reading less this year *hangs head in shame*, and I know I need to remedy that ASAP. That aside though this story really just left me thinking this is a debut author? I'm telling you Perkins writes like a pro.

I wasn't always so elated about this story. Frankly I had no intention of reading this in the first place. I didn't l
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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. A companion anthology, SUMMER DAYS & SUMMER NIGHTS, will be released in 2016. My next YA novel will be horror—a teen slasher published by Dutton.

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