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 French… See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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.
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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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545231220
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
769,993
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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