Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
The movie critic in me couldn’t help but love Anna, who also aspires to review films. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to go to boarding school in Paris, but I love how Perkins constructs this novel over the course of a school year. There are so many ups and downs that by the end I also feel like I got to experience Paris just like Anna did.
Book Description: 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 Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.
But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?