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Anna can't wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush b ...more
Kindle Edition, 382 pages
Published July 2013 by Speak (first published December 2nd 2010)
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of 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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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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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
Oct 29, 2011 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
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Lily C
Apr 08, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
No thanks..

Watch my full review here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM4zG...
Zoë
Jun 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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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Cory
Aug 04, 2011 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
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Emily May
May 19, 2011 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
Caitlin
Apr 06, 2011 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
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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 roma
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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
Cait • A Page with a View
How have I never read this before now?!?! That was quite possibly the cutest book ever.

The title, description, and hype made me shove it to the back of my bookshelf for years, which I'm now totally regretting.

It feels kind of pointless to do some detailed review when this is one of the most popular YA books aaaand I'm like the last person to get to it... so let me just join in on the enthusiasm.



The writing was so strong that everyone totally seemed real. I'm seriously so sad that book is over!
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Kai
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“French name, English accent, American school. Anna confused.”

I enjoyed this novel a lot. It's funny, it's sweet and above all it's Paris! I love Paris. Very much.
I read Lola and the Boy Next Door first - I was in Paris, found it in a second-hand bookshop for 2€ and didn't have anything else to read.
I have to say that Anna and the French Kiss is a million times better. Lola mostly annoyed me, but I loved the characters around her.
Anna, however, was great. Yes, she does have her fair share of se
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Miranda
Apr 29, 2011 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.
Saania Zee Jamal ϟ
Anna and the French Kiss: certified #1 cure for your woes. (Drake, that goes out to you.)

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


So I started off with this as soon as I was done with Colleen Hoover's Hopeless, if only due to sheer boredom + a lack of wifi + because I'd been putting it off for too many months now. Funny thing is I had tremendous expectations for the former and barely any for this one.

But oh, look how the tables have turned.

Lord knows wha
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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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Tatiana
Jul 12, 2010 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
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Ari
'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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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
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clara
[minor unmarked spoilers ahead]

what i signed up for: a cute, sweet contemporary
what i got instead: a whole load of girl-on-girl hate and slut shaming, plus an insufferable, ridiculously ignorant protagonist (how on earth do you think that ‘oui’ is spelt ‘wee’?). oh, and did i mention cheating?

case exhibit 1:

on amanda:
“a blonde with a beaky nose and a teeny tank top coos as soon as we get in line… she leans over her friend, a short girl with a severe ponytail, and positions herself for maxim
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Kat Kennedy
Dec 14, 2010 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!"
Jo
Sep 06, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: oh-how-we-laugh, ya, 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
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Ariel
Jan 03, 2012 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.
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Taneika
More of my reviews can be found at Flipping Through the Pages!

EDIT: This review was originally published on Sep 1st 2011 and I have since discovered I do infact enjoy contemporary novels (funny that), although this was my FIRST EVER contemporary YA book and reading back, my review sounds a bit weird tbh. Oh well.

ORIGINAL REVIEW:
As you may have noticed, I'm not a huge fan of contemporary fiction, ESPECIALLY contemporary romance... Oh boy, turns out I was wrong that not ALL contemporary is mind-nu
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Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
Ahhh so many feels and angst and agh. I flew through this in a matter of... 24 hours. Literally because of all the back and forth angst. If you know me, I'm here for all the drama and all the feels.

I'll probably write a full review later, but a few things did annoy me or that I had some problems with - like whyyyy Anna was SO mean so much of the time. Egh. I loved all the side characters though, and the whole Etienne thing was handled so realistically, though it was totally depressing at times.

O
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Vanessa J.


Review also posted here (October 18th, 2015)

There are times in which I ask myself: Did I read the book wrong? Everyone seems to love it, even the reviewers I trust or people with the same reading tastes as I rated this book highly. How come I hated it? Did I read another book entirely?

As you may be guessing, this is one of those occasions.

I was promised a cute fun read, but I got nothing of the sorts. Instead, I got one of the most immature and stupid books I’ve ever read in my life.

Anna has th
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emma
the book i thought i would never review!!!

whenever people comment on my one star reviews and are like, i know this book is trash but i love it anyway, my internal response is usually:



but...this book is trash and i still love it.

there's a lil bit of emotional cheating in this, which i literally always hate. there are a couple girl-villains, which, also terrible. it's cheesy and it's all drama all the time and the main character should annoy me and it's lowkey that weird cliché of bad writing ever
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Ninoska Goris
Español - English

Anna Oliphan es enviada a un internado en París en contra de su voluntad. Conoce pocas cosas del país, no habla francés y le da mucho miedo. Lo menos que espera es que hará amigos y que conocerá a Etienne St. Clair, quien es perfecto y le gusta, pero tiene novia.

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Anna Oliphan is sent to a boarding school in Paris against her will. She knows few things about the country, doesn't speak french and is very afraid. The least she expects is that she will make friends and will meet Et
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Laura Lovely
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites-3
just reread this beauty for a third (fourth?) time :)
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