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Anna and the French kiss
2010
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Kim Mai Guest delivers a pitch-perfect performance in the audio version of this confectionery romance about Anna Oliphant, an Atlanta high school student whose parents suddenly decide to send her to a posh Paris boarding school for her senior year. Although Anna initially resists her year abroad, she soon becomes intoxicated with the city, its food, its movie theaters, and-most of all-fellow student Etienne St. Clair. Guest's narration is enchanting, hitting all the marks in her portrayal of Anna: sighing impatiently at her author father (who is a spot-on parody of novelist Nicholas Sparks), squealing with convincing excitement at the attentions of male suitors, gurgling with revulsion when one of them vomits on her after a night of binge drinking. Additionally, her rendition of the school's requisite "mean girl," the air-headed Amanda, is equally enjoyable. Guest enhances this standard teen romance with her sparkling performance. A Speak paperback. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Will Anna find romance in the City of Light?<br> <br> Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her coworker at the movie theater who is just starting to return her affection. So she's less than thrilled when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year.<br> <br> But despite not speaking a word of French and feeling like an outcast, Anna meets some interesting new people and begins to be charmed by Paris, including the handsome Etienne St. Clair, who quickly becomes her best friend, even if she might want more.<br> <br> Unfortunately he's taken-and Anna might be, too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she's been waiting for? Toes will tingle and hearts will melt in Stephanie Perkin's bestselling debut.<br> <br> Praise for Stephanie Perkins<br> <br> 'Stephanie Perkins is the Jane Austen of our generation. Her stories ache, soothe, and leave you breathless with joy; there's true magic in these pages-it's an experience you won't soon forget.' Tahereh Mafi, author of the bestselling Shatter Me series <br> <br> 'Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book.' Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author <br> <br> ' Anna and the French Kiss charms readers with its Parisian setting and tr s bien boy.' MTV.com <br> <br> 'Magical . . . really captures the feeling of being in love.' Cassandra Clare, New York Times bestselling author <br> <br> 'Another unputdownable read from Stephanie from Stephanie, who clearly excels at imagining teens that are anything but caricatures.' MTV.com <br> <br> 'It isn't just a love story. It is a story about friendship, growing up, and making hard decisions.' Seventeen.com <br> <br> 'Step back-it's going to fly off the shelves.' SLJ <br>
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