Saturday, April 21, 2012

A to Z: Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins, as in, one of my favorite YA authors ever.

I'm convinced that she could probably write a grocery shopping list and I couldn't put it down. The girl has some serious suck-you-in-so-you-can't-put-her-book-down chops.

Did I mention she writes my favorite YA books ever? Which ones?


Anna and the French Kiss

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 Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home. As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?
Lola and the Boy Next Door
Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

Want to stalk, er, get to know her better?

Twitter: @naturallysteph

Haven't READ either of these books yet? Because I'm pretty sure you might be the last one on the planet and that *may* get embarrasing for you. Just sayin'.

You won't regret it. Promise.


  1. LOL about the grocery shopping list. Great line.

  2. I haven't read the book but Anna sounds like the type of girl whose hair I'd like to pull out. I have problems being sympathetic toward a character whining about opportunities others would kill for.