Parents' Guide to

Anna and the French Kiss

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sweet love story has romantic Parisian backdrop.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+


it does have some mature content but its not graphic and is perfect for tweens.
age 15+

Book was okay, not the best I’ve read before. There is some swearing now and then and goes in depth about kissing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (15 ):

ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS is worth reading just for the beautiful descriptions of Paris and all the wonderful food there. With his English accent, stormy relationship with his father, and small, thoughtful gestures toward Anna, Etienne's a great romantic lead who'll have readers swooning, too. Parents will appreciate that there's a genuine friendship between the two protagonists, and that Anna even admits, "It's okay if St. Clair and I never become more than friends. His friendship alone has strengthened me in a way that no one else's has. He swept me from my room and showed me independence." The story may go on a bit long, with too many extra storylines, but when these two inevitably get together, ooh la la!

Book Details

  • Author: Stephanie Perkins
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Topics: High School
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Dutton Books
  • Publication date: December 2, 2010
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 18
  • Available on: Paperback, Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: March 20, 2019

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