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Published by Dutton (2010)

Anna and the French Kiss

Can Anna find love in the City of Light?

Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her coworker at the movie theater, who is just starting to return her attention. So she's less than thrilled when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year. But despite not speaking of word of French, Anna meets some cool new people, including the handsome Étienne St. Clair, who quickly becomes her best friend. Unfortunately, he's taken—and Anna might be, too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she's been waiting for?


♥ International Bestseller
♥ NPR's Year's Best Teen Reads, 2010
♥ NPR's 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels, #53
♥ Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Young Adult Fiction of 2010, nominee
♥ Cybils Award Finalist for Young Adult Fiction, 2011
♥ YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012 list
♥ YALSA's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults: Forbidden Romance, 2012
♥ TAYSHAS Reading List, 2012
♥ Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers, Honor, 2012-13


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"From the magical streets of Paris to its charming narrator, Anna and the French Kiss has it all. A wonderfully winning book!"

—ROBIN BENWAY, author of Audrey, Wait! and The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June


"Perkins' debut, narrated in Anna's likable, introspective voice, is an absorbing and enjoyable read."

—BOOKLIST


"No one captures the exhilarating and exhausting 'but-does-he-like-me?!' question better than Stephanie Perkins. A scrumptious read."

—JUSTINA CHEN, author of North of Beautiful


"Magical. Anna and the French Kiss really captures the feeling of being in love."

—CASSANDRA CLARE, NYT bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments series


"Tantalizing pacing, sparkling repartee, vibrant supporting characters . . ."

—GAYLE FORMAN, NYT bestselling author of If I Stay and Where She Went


"Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book."

—MAUREEN JOHNSON, NYT bestselling author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes and Scarlett Fever


"Smart dialogue, fresh characters and plenty of tingly interactions . . . Sarah Dessen fans will welcome another author who gracefully combines love and realism."

—KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review


"Smart and sensual, Anna and the French Kiss is everything your heart is longing for. You'll want to live inside this story forever."

—LISA MCMANN, NYT bestselling author of the Wake trilogy


"Anna and the French Kiss charms [readers] with its Parisian setting and a très bien boy."

—MTV.com


"Imagine a mug of rich, thick hot chocolate. Now add a swirl of sweet whipped cream. Yummy? Oui. Well, Anna and the French Kiss is richer, sweeter, and—yes—even hotter. You're in for a very special treat."

—LAUREN MYRACLE, NYT bestselling author of Peace, Love, & Baby Ducks and Let It Snow


"Anna's richness of character and clever turns of phrase will endear her to any reader."

—ROMANTIC TIMES BOOK REVIEWS


"Perkins has written a delightful debut novel with refreshingly witty characters."

—SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL


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Published by Dutton (2011)

Lola and the Boy Next Door

Could the boy from her past be the love of her future?

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn't believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit—the more sparkly, more fun, more wild—the better. And life is pretty close to perfect in Lola's world, especially with her hot rocker boyfriend. That is, until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood and unearth a past of hurt and anguish that Lola thought was long buried. When talented inventor Cricket 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.


♥ International Bestseller
♥ Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Young Adult Fiction of 2011, nominee (second place)
♥ YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012 list
♥ ALA's Rainbow Book List, 2013


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"Perkins skillfully shows that learning to let one's authenticity shine through is what true love can make happen."

—BOOKLIST


"Stephanie Perkins knows how to connect with her readers."

—HOUSTON CHRONICLE


"A delectable companion to her debut hit, Anna and the French Kiss (2010). And steamy kisses and tingly touches? There are still plenty of those, too."

—KIRKUS REVIEWS


"You're going to fall in love with Lola and the Boy Next Door. Madly in love! Every page sparkles."

—SARAH MLYNOWSKI, author of Bras & Brookmsticks and Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have)


"With a swoonworthy romance and a cast of unforgettable characters, Lola and the Boy Next Door is another unputdownable read from Stephanie, who clearly excels at imagining teens that are anything but caricatures."

—MTV.com


"Snappy dialogue and sexy love interests . . . [Lola's] self-deprecating sense of humor and Perkins's skill at capturing Lola's seesawing emotions make for a lively romance."

—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


"Very modern, very funny and full of controversial questions."

—ROMANTIC TIMES BOOK REVIEWS


"Step back—it's going to fly off the shelves."

—SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL


"It [isn't] just a love story. It [is] a story about friendship, growing up, and making hard decisions."

—SEVENTEEN.COM


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Published by Dutton (2014)

Isla and the Happily Ever After

Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins's beloved series.


New York Times Bestseller
♥ Junior Library Guild Selection
♥ Amazon Best Books of 2014: Teen & Young Adult
♥ Barnes & Noble Best Contemporary YA Romances of 2014
♥ Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Young Adult Fiction of 2014, nominee (second place)


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"Fans of literary heart flutters will love it."

—BOOKLIST


"It's hard to imagine a more romantic tale than Isla and the Happily Ever After."

—BOOKPAGE, Teen Top Pick


"Engaging teen characters with page-turning love lives offer ample vicarious pleasures . . . A satisfying dose of first love's physical and emotional thrall."

—KIRKUS REVIEWS


"Stephanie Perkins is the Jane Austen of our generation. Her stories ache, soothe, and leave you breathless with joy; there's true magic in these pages—it's an experience you won't soon forget."

—TAHEREH MAFI, NYT bestselling author of the Shatter Me series


"Perkins . . . completes her trilogy of interlinked romances with a strong finale that examines the emotional intensity of a relationship from its earliest stages."

—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


"Stephanie Perkins's characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good."

—RAINBOW ROWELL, award-winning, NYT bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl


"Dazzling and full of raw emotion, Isla and the Happily Ever After is a stunning and passionate novel."

—RT BOOK REVIEWS, 4.5 star review, "Top Pick"


"Realistic characters, spot-on dialogue, and a truly delightful romance make for a novel that will delight the author's fans and win her legions of new ones."

—SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review


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Published by St. Martin's Griffin (2014)

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins.

Stories by: Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Peņa, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, Laini Taylor, and Kiersten White.


♥ Four (!) starred reviews
♥ Junior Library Guild Selection


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"This is the substantive stuff of dream stockings: a rollicking, blush-inducing, memorable holiday collection of breezy, bite-sized stories perfect a snug evening next to the fire."

—BOOKLIST, starred review


"Satisfying and just sweet enough, like a good Christmas cookie, this will obviously appeal to those readers who get out the holiday decorations the day after Halloween, and it may even convert a Scrooge or two."

—THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS


"Rich language and careful, efficient character development make the collection an absorbing and sophisticated read, each story surprisingly fresh despite the constraints of a shared theme. It's that rarest of short story collections: There's not a single lump of coal."

—KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review


"This collection of holiday stories reminds readers that while the season can be painful, it's also a time of hope. It's a marvelous collection, certain to earn a treasured spot on many Y.A. shelves."

—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


"There's no shortage of cozy setups for holiday romance in this captivating collection of short stories . . . a rare seasonal treat."

—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review


"Stunning and diverse, this holiday anthology is pure magic. Perkins' sharp editing ensures each story flows seamlessly alone and within the collection. Her own contribution, 'It's a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown,' is the highlight of the set. This is what all anthologies should aspire to be."

—RT BOOK REVIEWS, 4.5 star review, "Top Pick"


"Never mind the winter holidays; booktalk this title all year round."

—SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review


"My True Love Gave to Me is a plummy treat . . . Its best stories are worth savoring long past the seasonal expiration date and even beyond the teen years."

—THE WASHINGTON POST


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Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories

RELEASE DATE: 2016

PUBLISHER: St. Martin's Griffin

DESCRIPTION: A companion to My True Love Gave to Me—twelve new YA tales of summer love. Edited by Stephanie Perkins and featuring short stories by: Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, and Jennifer E. Smith.


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Untitled Horror Novel

RELEASE DATE: 2016

PUBLISHER: Dutton

DESCRIPTION: From Publisher's Weekly: "A [YA] horror novel in the vein of the movie Scream in which a cadre of high school students are being stalked and attacked by a mysterious killer with no obvious motive."

From my blog: "Yes, it's a contemporary. The killer is not a supernatural creature. I'm talking about ye old traditional knife-wielding maniac. Yes, it will be bloody. Yes, it will be sexy. Yes, it will be scary."


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