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Anna and the French Kiss
ISBN: 9780142419403
Author: Perkins, Stephanie
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Published: August 2011
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Annotation: When Anna's father sends her to an American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets a boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Interpersonal relations; Fiction.
Boarding schools; Fiction.
Schools; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2011020360
Lexile Measure: 580
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 10-12, Age 15-18
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
BISAC category:
Target Grade: 10-12
Grade level: 10-12
Physical Information: 1.25" H x 125.00" L x 5.00" W
Lexile Level: 580
Bargain Category: Action & Adventure, Geography, High School, Middle School
Grade level(s): 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 141728
Reading Level: 3.5   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 11.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q57186
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 20.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Stephanie Perkins (www.stephanieperkins.com) lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Spring)
Shipped off to boarding school in Paris for her senior year, seventeen-year-old Anna falls for fellow student Itienne St. Clair, an American raised in England who speaks perfect French. The ensuing months are full of romantic near-misses and miscommunications. Dialogue-heavy exposition keeps things going in this breezy teen hook-up story with--bien s{r!--a happy ending. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2010 December)

Gr 9 Up—Anna Oliphant has big plans for her senior year in Atlanta: hang out with her best friend, Bridgette, and flirt with her coworker at the Royal Midtown 14 multiplex. So she is none too happy when her father sends her off to boarding school in Paris. However, things begin to look up when she meets Étienne St. Clair, a gorgeous guy—with a girlfriend. As he and Anna become closer friends, things get infinitely more complicated. Will Anna get her French kiss? Or are some things just not meant to be? Perkins has written a delightful debut novel with refreshingly witty characters. There is strong language and mention of sexual topics that make the book more appropriate for older teens. The chapters are concise, and the steady pacing leading up to the "will they or won't they?" moments will capture even reluctant readers. Teens will feel like they are strolling through the City of Lights in this starry-eyed story of finding love when you least expect it.—Kimberly Castle, Medina County District Library, OH

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