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Around the World Through YA Literature: YA Novels Set in Paris

Travelling around the world is as easy as checking out a book! We’ll be featuring young adult novels set in different parts of the globe, and this month we’re visiting Paris, France, the City of Lights.


Vidalia in Paris by Sasha Watson 

Vidalia in ParisVidalia’s summer in Paris studying art settles into a stimulating and enjoyable routine until she becomes romantically involved with a mysterious young man who seems to have ties to an art-theft ring.




Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross

Belle EpoqueSixteen-year-old Maude Pichon, a plain, impoverished girl in Belle Epoque Paris, is hired by Countess Dubern to make her headstrong daughter, Isabelle, look more beautiful by comparison but soon Maude is enmeshed in a tangle of love, friendship, and deception.



Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Just One DaySparks fly when American good girl Allyson encounters laid-back Dutch actor Willem, so she follows him on a whirlwind trip to Paris, upending her life in just one day and prompting a year of self-discovery and the search for true love.




The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan

The Beautiful and the Cursed

Residing in a desolate abbey protected by gargoyles, two beautiful teenaged sisters in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Paris discover deadly and otherworldly truths as they search for their missing brother.



Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French KissWhen 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.



Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney

Starry NightsSeventeen-year-old Julien falls in love with the muse, Clio, as he tries to save her and the Musée D’Orsay’s collection of Impressionist art after learning the paintings are reacting to a curse set by Renoir that trapped Clio in his painting.




Look for more in our Around the World booklists spotlighting young adult novels set in faraway places! 

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