November 13, 2014

The Paris Dream

Ah, Paris. The City of Lights. The City of Love.

Summer in Paris.
Autumn in Paris.
A bridge in Paris.

I really want to go to Paris (and France in general) some day. But that got me thinking. How many YA books are set in Paris? Or in how many YA novels do the characters travel to Paris? It's a remarkable number. I was able to come up with ten on my own, and I'm sure there are dozens more.

There are Anna and the French Kiss and Isla and the Happily Ever After, two books from the same series which are mostly set in Paris.
In Time After Time, The Geography of You and Me, and Going Rogue, the characters visit the City of Lights.
The City of Love has a prominent part to play in Just One Day, Scarlet (by Marissa Meyer), and Belle Epoque.
What other books can you name that are set in Paris, at least for a chapter or two?


  1. I love Paris as well, and do you know the author Lisa Schroeder is coming out with a novel about it? I'm so excited. Oh and also one of my favorite scenes in the most recent MDBC when Megan is in Paris with Simon. :)

  2. I believe the Invention of Hugo Cabret is set in Paris, but that's all that I can think of. I am reading Anna and the French Kiss me right now!

  3. Doesn't at least part of Heist Society take place in Paris? And I think that part of Black (by Ted Dekker) takes place either in Paris or somewhere in France, but I'm not sure it really counts.

  4. Hi Emma! I won't be applying to college for a little bit, but I was wondering if your blog helped you to get it.


    1. Did my blog get me into college? Nope! I put it down as an extracurricular, but a blog won't guarantee you get into a school.

    2. Oh sorry I wasn't implying that. I was just wondering if it helped, just because it's so popular. I'm sure you're very smart (based on your writing). Sorry if that was misinterpreted as offensive.

  5. P.S I've spent a lot of time in Paris and it's my favorite city in the world (and i've been to a lot of cities!). It's so beautiful and I really hope you can experience it sometime soon!

  6. I would absolutely love to go to Paris. I love those pictures!
    The books I can think of are in Scarlet, Heist Society, and MDBC...


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