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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.

But in the City of Li...more
Hardcover, 372 pages
Published December 2nd 2010 by Dutton (first published January 1st 2010)
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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...more
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...more
Khanh (Kittens, Rainbows, and Sunshine)
“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...more
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
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 roma...more
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...more
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...more
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...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...more
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...more
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 dialog (I just could picture those people in front of me talking, and laughing, and teasing, and fighting...more
Kat Stark
Jul 29, 2014 Kat Stark rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kat Stark by: Aly∞


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...more
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 (...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.
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...more
Miranda
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Emily May
Mar 30, 2012 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 c...more
Kat Kennedy
4.5 stars. This is one of those books that you finish with a big, satisfying, "Awwwwwwwwwwww!"
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'...more
Sam
4.5 stars

"French name, English accent, American school. Anna confused."

Shall I just cut to the chase and start off with Etienne? What can I say about him that hasn’t been said a hundred (thousand!) times already? The name Etienne St. Clair had no effect on me prior to reading this book. Absolutely none. He was just that guy in that book – the one everyone had loved but I hadn’t even read… I can finally say I understand now. I understand why Etienne St. Clair has been the subject of many longing...more
KrisTris (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 Pari...more
oliviasbooks
*** Read on 12/12/2010. Re-read from 08/09/2012 to 08/13/2012. Review written in 2010. ***
Let me tell you: There is nothing too special about the storyline:
Seventeen years old girl is sent to attend a posh American boarding school in Paris against her will, gets included in a circle of close-knit friends she would not have befriended under different circumstances and falls for a nice boy of the sexy variety who isn't really available, supposedly out of her league and who has a waiting line of i...more
Jessica
Oh.My.God. Have I ever loved a book???

This is hands-down one of the best books I've read this year. 5 stars are not enough, I want to rate it 10 stars! Bloody hell! I'm in love... ♥

Mum, Dad, could you please send me to a Boarding School in Paris? What? Me being 25 years old is a problem? Noooo, come on guys, I do look really young. I will pass for an 18-year-old!

Full review will probably follow...
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...more
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
Flannery
Apr 28, 2011 Flannery rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fluff-monsters
Recommended to Flannery by: Um, lots of Goodreaders
A Haiku

Boarding school story
Girl meets short boy with girlfriend
Cue teenage drama

Also it is in France, some of the parents are douchebags, and it is as enjoyable as cookies and milk.

Giselle
Awwwww *le sigh*. What an adorably romantic book. This is just a feel good, perfectly blissful story. I had a smile on my face the whole time.

Against her wishes, Anna gets sent to Paris by her dad. Paris!! What the heck is she going to do? She doesn't even know a word of French and all her friends are here. In Atlanta. Plus, she just kissed Toph! Let's just say she isn't too happy about this. Though things change when she meets the gorgeous English accent speaking St-Clair. That's where the stor...more
Brooke
Love. Love. Love. Love. LOVE!

So... Yeah. It was okay. I guess ;o)

This book gave me nervous butterflies and tingles from my toes to my chest. And it happened a lot. Which to me equals an absolute, top notch, favourite read. I am officially in love.

I graduated high school 6 years ago. Do you think it's too late for me to go back - in France, of course - and repeat Year 12 and find my own Etienne?

I cannot believe how much I enjoyed this book. Seriously. This isn't so much a classy, well written re...more
Nomes
if there's one book you can crush on - Anna and the French Kiss would be it.

It's completely charming and utterly fun.

It's hilarious, smashingly brilliant dialogue, grin worthy moments and laugh-out loud goodness.

Characters that are flawed, 3 dimensional, that you want to hang out with. A rich cast surrounds the main characters, all uniquely drawn and portrayed. I love these guys.

A setting that you feel immersed in. Scenes that you want to be in.

Alongside the fun and the charm and the swoon-worth...more
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Hooray! I have muchly been looking forward to reviewing this book! And now I finally will!

So ... I was very skeptical of this book when it first came onto the scene. The cover and title make it look like the typical teen romance novel. You know ... Girl goes to new school. Girl meets hot guy. Hot guy seems like a jackass, girl thinks hot guy will not like her, but then he magically does. They make out a lot, maybe break up and get back together a few times ... In other words, the kind of story t...more
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Hi, there! I'm Steph, and I wrote ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS and LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR. They have funny bits and kissing, so you should totally read them. If you're into that sort of thing. The final companion is called ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER, and it will be released in August 2014. I also edited (and contributed a short story to) a romantic holiday anthology called MY TRUE LOVE GAVE T...more
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