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French Kiss
     

French Kiss

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by Aimee Friedman
 

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Get your drama on as the girls from the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, SOUTH BEACH, strut back into the limelight in another sizzling spring break tale of romance, friendship, and crushes gone bad.

Two beautiful girls. One sexy city.
Endless opportunities for l'amour.

When ALEXA ST. LAURENT falls in love, she falls hard. Can she keep her cool after meeting a

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Get your drama on as the girls from the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, SOUTH BEACH, strut back into the limelight in another sizzling spring break tale of romance, friendship, and crushes gone bad.

Two beautiful girls. One sexy city.
Endless opportunities for l'amour.

When ALEXA ST. LAURENT falls in love, she falls hard. Can she keep her cool after meeting a French guy who's too good to be true and too hard to resist?

For HOLLY JACOBSON, being in love with her boyfriend, Tyler, is as natural as breathing. But there's no denying that Alexa's Parisian cousin Pierre takes Holly's breath away....

On a whirlwind rendezvous in Paris, the City of Love, Alexa and Holly are about to discover that everything sounds sexier in French.

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SLJ

Gr 9 Up–Parisian-born Alexa St. Laurent moved to New Jersey because of her father's job. She has convinced her boyfriend to fly to Paris for spring break. They fight; Alexa feels that Diego is behaving like a tourist and, insulted, he leaves. She goes to stay with her cousins and calls her estranged friend Holly to join her. Holly is in England with her high school track team for an international meet. Of course, Holly slips away to Paris. She and Alexa have a wonderful time talking, shopping, and eyeing glamorous men. Their friendship back on a steady keel, Holly helps Alexa when Alexa's much-older male interest proves to be unworthy of her devotion. Sensible, conscientious Holly is an excellent and strong secondary character who endured Alexa's snubs and maintained a sense of her own self-worth when her friend deserted her for the in-crowd. Friedman skillfully depicts teenage bravado and fearlessness balanced against a lack of worldly ways and knowledge. A charming story of friendship and growing up.–Alice DiNizo, Plainfield Public Schools, NJ

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This is the second book in what reads like a tween girl series. The sequel to South Beach, the plot of this story finds Holly and Alexa a year past their adventures in Miami and planning their senior year spring break. Holly is set to go to Wimbledon for a track meet while Alexa plans a romantic week in Paris with her boyfriend, Diego. But when Diego tires of Alexa's snobby attitude toward American tourists in Paris and takes off for Spain, Alexa calls on Holly to come and help her through her difficulties with Diego. Worried about Alexa and dealing with her own strained ankle, Holly sets up an elaborate plan for escaping from Coach Graham and the track meet. Once in Paris, Alexis and Holly have a series of romantic adventures--Alexa with a slick French artist and Holly with Alexa's charming cousin, Pierre--that ultimately make them realize that love and romance do not always go hand in hand. I'm sure that many teenaged girls will enjoy this book, but it certainly is not a story that leaves a lasting impression. None of the characters are well developed and neither of the main characters really reflect sincere changes in their view of the world, although both come to appreciate Holly's boyfriend, a true gentleman when compared to most of the young men they interact with in the book. The phrase that best summarizes this book: cotton candy--overly sweet with little sustenance.
Susan Gapp
When sophisticated and fashionable Alexa St. James is abandoned in Paris by her insubordinate boyfriend, she turns to her estranged friend Holly, who is currently in England with her track team. Deserting her team, Holly rushes to Alexa's side. Both girls struggle with relationship issues, causing the distant friends to find comfort in each other's company and discover French romance seems to be just what the doctor ordered. Good girl Holly is torn between her love back home and a sizzling French suitor as risque Alexa finds herself in over her head after being spurned by the mesmerizing artist that captures her heart. The bonds of friendship run deep as opposite personalities find balance with a few bumps and bruises along the way. Be swept off your feet and enjoy the ride as you experience the spicey romance and worldly adventures that bring the two girls closer than ever.
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-Parisian-born Alexa St. Laurent moved to New Jersey because of her father's job. She has convinced her boyfriend to fly to Paris for spring break. They fight; Alexa feels that Diego is behaving like a tourist and, insulted, he leaves. She goes to stay with her cousins and calls her estranged friend Holly to join her. Holly is in England with her high school track team for an international meet. Of course, Holly slips away to Paris. She and Alexa have a wonderful time talking, shopping, and eyeing glamorous men. Their friendship back on a steady keel, Holly helps Alexa when Alexa's much-older male interest proves to be unworthy of her devotion. Sensible, conscientious Holly is an excellent and strong secondary character who endured Alexa's snubs and maintained a sense of her own self-worth when her friend deserted her for the in-crowd. Friedman skillfully depicts teenage bravado and fearlessness balanced against a lack of worldly ways and knowledge. A charming story of friendship and growing up.-Alice DiNizo, Plainfield Public Schools, NJ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439792813
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

Meet the Author


Aimee Friedman is the New York Times bestselling author of Sea Change, The Year My Sister Got Lucky, South Beach, French Kiss, Hollywood Hills, A Novel Idea, and Breaking Up. Born and raised in Queens, Aimee now lives in Manhattan.

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French Kiss 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
I picked this books up not realizing it was a teen series. However, seeing as I never stop reading a book after I start, I finished it all the way through. It is a cute read, the characters are def. high school age, and I can see it as a "coming of age" tale. Alexa is a bit of a snob, there is obviously no hiding that, and Holly is pretty intelligent. So, I would def say teens should pick this one up. I never read "South Beach", but am a bit curious as to how this series started.
nikibizz More than 1 year ago
this book takes you closer to how alexis is and how holly has changed since the last book! and not only that but you'll also learn a little french..... =]
Guest More than 1 year ago
I hate reading and I reed this book in one day i absolulty loved it. this book it the prefect tie between caty friendships between girl and romantic relationship. with intense sexually moments. this book is prefictly detailed so when you read you get the picture in you head. this is deff a book for mature girls
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This book is 10000000000 times better than twilight!!! it paints a picture in your mind so easily and there's always an unexpected twist!!! Pleasee readd!!! you will LOVE it:)) also read the first one south beachh:))
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this book i awesome.... i hung onto every word. as soon as u finish it will leave u longing for more.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful and i mean wonderful. I read the first one(South Beach!) and thought it was great and couldn't wait to get my hands on the second one. Well i read it and loved it. The best part I will have to say is when Holly Jacobson cheats! I know it wasn't her best choice but get real was Tyler going to find out? Unless Holly wants Tyler out of her life for good she better keep her mouth shut. But, the sad part was when Alexa's suitcases got stoled and when she broke up with the love of her life, Diego because he was acting 'inmature' and embarassing her because he was playing the role of a tourist. Well, he's from Miami not Paris so What was Alexa going to expect? Well this book is awesome, it's fabulous from the first page to the last.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! South Beach was great and so was this one! I hope she continues to make the South Beach series because they are so good!
Guest More than 1 year ago
OhMyGosh yes it was great, It totally lives up to it's sister seller 'South Beach'. I loved it much. Me myself I haven't traveled much in my time seeing as how I'm only in highschool but this definetly took me to Paris and back. The way Aimee explained Paris was like I went there you know. But I felt so bad when alexa was uterly hurt and embaressed, but Holly she was totally exciting and dareing in this sequel, She totally well almost lost the hole wet blanket part of her. But yeah this book over all was great I finished it in about 2 1/2 days!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those who read and liked South Beach you will love French Kiss! This book follows the story of best friends forever Alexa and Holly. In this book the friendship between these two girls are tested and many romances sizzle. Holly who is the good girl of the two does something that has many consequences to help a friend in need, while meeting Alexa's hott cousin. And recently broken up with Diego, Alexa finds the comfort she needs in a sexy French artist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is sooo sexy and fun...its a sequal to South Beach which is my favorite book of all time. in it Alexa goes to Pairs with her boyfriend and then calls up her friend Holly when things go badly...Holly esapces to Paris and the girls have all sorts of dramatic adventures...some end badly some end well. if you ever want to go to paris you have to read this book...i read it in two days and i was breathless. love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you really loved South Beach than this book will one of youjr favorites. This book shows that friendship is stronger than boys how break your heart. I would recommend this to any one who read South Beach.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was obsessed with South Beach so I was almost scared to read this thinking it might not be as good but OMG it is even better. So awesome to read and even more sexy and when you read it you want to go to Paris so bad!! Read this book I swear it's so good!