Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Published: December 2010
Summary: Anna is plucked from her comfortable life in Atlanta to attend a boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, courtesy of her successful author father. Feeling like she has been dealt the worst at first, Anna comes to make an interesting group of friends and a new crush in the City of Light.
Why I Am Recommending: This book is such a fun read! I would put it into my “cotton-candy” category of delicious, easy, romantic reads. I actually did not read this book, but rather listened to it as an audiobook….twice. Kim Mai Guest is the narrator and she does a fantastic job of providing the voice to an emotional, angsty, teenager. I enjoyed stepping into this experience along with Anna and experiencing Paris through her eyes. The characters in this story are quirky and likable and all add humor and insight to Anna’s story. I found myself laughing out loud and sighing with hearts in my eyes right alongside Anna. Such a great read, or in my case, listen. Again–the audiobook is fantastic and I don’t know that I would do this book any other way.