By: Stephanie Perkins
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At first, Anna hates the idea of moving to a new boarding school in Paris—but as she makes new friends, she slowly begins to fall in love with the city, although her feelings about Étienne St. Clair, a British-American boy who befriended her at the school, are conflicted, as he has a girlfriend but seems to return Anna’s warm feelings.
Parents should be aware that it contains:
• Profanity (including the F-word)
• References to sex
• Making out
• Name calling
• Some fighting (a fistfight with scratching; a teen punches another teen; a parent says they should smack their child on the head)
• Teenagers become very drunk, but it is legal to drink in Paris at sixteen
• Some adults smoke cigarettes
Anna and the French Kiss is a happy-feely, emotional young adult chick lit book. It’s the first in a trilogy, but it can be read as a standalone, as the main characters in this novel are different from those in the following books.
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