Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
* Published by: Dutton Juvenile (US)
* Format: Hardcover (US)
* Release Date: December 2nd, 2010 (US)
* On Amazon: here
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?This book has been receiving a lot of praise from other bloggers who have been lucky enough to read an early copy, and it sounds AMAZING. I hope all the hype is deserved... I have a feeling it will be. Older YA characters, boarding school in Paris and a boy called Etienne St. Claire all make it sound like it's a recipe for awesome, and December 2nd can't come soon enough!