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I love, love, love Stephanie Perkins and her joyful, charming set of lightly connected teen romances that so perfectly reflect the power and truth of young love.
If you balk at the idea of reading books about teenagers falling in love, then you are missing some of the best, funniest, most enchanting romances and, well, books, from the past decade.
In fact, it was ten years ago that ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS first released, followed very soon after by LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR and then ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER.
They’re all wonderful. WONDERFUL! The dialogue is snappy and smart, the characters are the perfect mix of teen angst, confidence, intelligence and vulnerability (not to mention cool quirkiness) and the plots are swirls of realistic authenticity and drama.
Sheer effervescence and delight.
In case you’re interested, Penguin Random House is releasing a 10 year anniversary edition at the end of October – isn’t it pretty?
The release info.:
Now, this stunning collector’s edition will introduce a whole new generation to this beloved romance classic with a one-of-a-kind, beautifully luxe edition that includes all-new bonus content!
I’ll see if I can give one or two away on the page in October. 🙂
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS
Anna can’t wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she’s not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris – until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He’s taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits?
About ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS Collector’s Edition
A one-of-a-kind edition of the beloved romance classic, featuring a custom patterned edge and new bonus content.
♥ New cover art accented with gold foil
♥ A custom, patterned-edge design of Point Zéro
♥ Ribbon marker
♥ Patterned endpapers
♥ BONUS CONTENT: A map of Anna and Étienne’s Paris annotated by the author
(This review is part of Read-A-Romance Month. Hope you’ll come back every day to check out my book recommendations. You can find the calendar here. Also check out The Romance of Reading, a Facebook “book club” where we’ll have great authors guest hosting every week.)
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