Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Anna had everything going for her in Atlanta; a job, a best friend, and a boy on the verge of becoming her boyfriend. Yet, this all changes when her father decides to ship her off to a boarding school in Paris, France. What she never expected was to actually love the place, make close friends, and meet the amazingly handsome Étienne St. Clair. He seems to have it all; including a serious girlfriend. That doesn’t stop them from talking and becoming best friends, but will spending a whole year in the City of Love change that?
Perfectly capturing the concept of teen love and its confusion, Anna and the French Kiss is definitely worth having in the library’s collection. The author, Stephanie Perkins, adds the right amount of affection and conflict between Anna and St. Clair that will make readers both gush over them as a couple and become frustrated with their problems as well. She gives the characters such realistic qualities that will make you fall in love with them completely. I recommend this book to anyone in middle school and older looking for an unbelievably adorable, easy, and romantic read. It is a wonderfully, funny book that will make you want to jump into the story and live it yourself. Cassie W.; Teen Reviewer