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Content Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

    Anna and the French Kiss
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (December 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525423273
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525423270

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris until she meets Etienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.

As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near-misses end with the French kiss Anna and readers have long awaited?

Sexual Content:


    -A girl bullies Anna, but her friends stick up for her.
    -Anna punches a girl who won't stop saying horrible things about her friends
    -St. Clair punches a guy who calls Anna a name.

Other Notable Content:
-The legal drinking age in France is 16, so the teens drink but it isn't illegal.  
-After finding out some difficult news, St. Clair and his friend get so drunk they pass out and throw up.
-On Anna's birthday, her friends take her to a club where she drinks so much she throws up and has a hangover the next day.
-Mention of a boy being expelled from school for having Coke.

Was it any good?
This was the best romantic-comedy that I have ever read.  I loved it!  Anna and St. Clair were funny, and witty, and I loved the romantic tension between them.  I only wish it were clean enough to share it with my daughter, but not yet!  Blog Review