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May 31 2011

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

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Penguin, 2011. ISBN 9780143206262.
Recommended. Anna and the French Kiss is an excellent coming of age story for young teenagers to read. There's something in it for everyone, from comedy, to adventure but most of all to love. It is a tale that will leave you feeling light heartened and elated for ages after you've put down the book.
The story begins in America but quickly changes to France when the main character Anna is forced to live there by her over-bearing father. Despite obvious resentment her feelings soon change after she falls for Etienne St Clair, the charismatic, gorgeous boy who lives on the floor above her. Her love takes a back step when she finds out that he has a permanent girlfriend, something that won't ever change, no matter how she feels.
Throughout the book it is easy to get lost inside the world of Anna, St Clair and the culture and joy of European France. Once you start reading you won't be able to put it down until your eyes have finished reading the very last word.
Amelia Rohrlach (Student, Year 11)
Editor's note: Amelia gave this 4.5 stars out of 5

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