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Theme Thursday – Foreign Affairs

on August 2, 2012

The books for this list have been selected for readers between the 8th and 12th grade.

book jacketAnna and the French Kiss
by Stephanie Perkins

When Anna’s romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.


book jacketPardon My French (S.A.S.S. Series – Students Across the Seven Seas)
by Cathy Hapka

Seventeen-year-old Nicole’s dreams and plans center around her boyfriend, but a semester in Paris encourages her to think about herself and her future in a new way.


book jacketSophmore Switch
by Abby McDonald

American party girl Tasha jumps at the chance to get away from the spotlight and spend a semester abroad at tweedy Oxford University. Meanwhile, studious control freak Emily, reeling from her own romantic incident, decided she’d like a change, too. Soon, Tasha finds herself Uggs-deep in feminist theory, while Emily attempts to navigate bikinis and beer pong at UC Santa Barbara. Will these two survive their sophomore year switch?

book jacketThere You’ll Find Me
by Jenny Jones

Eighteen-year-old Finley, seeking God, quiet time to prepare for an audition at a prestigious music conservatory, and knowledge of the land her deceased brother loved, spends senior year in Ireland, where teen movie idol Beckett Rush, equally troubled, desires her company.

book jacketKitty Kitty
by Michele Jaffe

When seventeen-year-old Jasmine Callihan is whisked off for an extended visit to Venice, Italy, at the start of her senior year, she tries her best to stay out of trouble but gets caught up in trying to solve a murder mystery.


book jacketSpain or Shine (S.A.S.S. Series – Students Across the Seven Seas)
by Michelle Jellen

Overshadowed at home by her over-achieving siblings, sixteen-year-old Elena Holloway spends a semester in Spain, where she explores her talents in a theater class and tries to attract the attention of a handsome boy.


book jacketWhen Irish Guys Are Smiling (S.A.S.S. Series – Students Across the Seven Seas)
by Suzanne Supplee

Seeking to get away from debutante balls and her pregnant young stepmother in Nashville, seventeen-year-old Delk Sinclair goes to Connemara, Ireland for a semester of study, where she falls for a handsome young Irishman and finally begins to recover from the death of her mother.

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