Rom old ones In YA fiction we tend to romanticise friendship which sounds dumb andis dumb I m not saying a romantic relationship but rather making friends in new townsareas and getting over the pain of having to dismiss old relationships is a lot less pretty than it s usually made out to be And I think Lisa Walker totally showed what real relationships are I love thatCan we also talk about the co worker or I guess boss employee relationship I loved it No don "t get your knickers in a knot It wasn t romantic it "get your knickers in a knot It wasn t romantic it kind of cute in an almost father daughter relationship way Generally in YA we see co workers always being of the same age and I m like whyyyy How does that miraculously happen each time Answer it doesn t If you re looking for a sweet and cute book but want some great and cute book but want some great characters and overall a good Aussie OR FRENCH time I think you need to get your hands on this book This is the third book out of four given to me by a friend a high school librarian who knows her books to read over the summer holidaysThis book is set in Brisbane Australia so all the locations Roma St South Bank Milton St Lucia etc were really familiar to me and I #thought that would pro Yes Paris Syndrome is a real thing who knew For lovers of #that would pro Yes Paris Syndrome is a real thing who knew For lovers of things French this novel is pure delight This was great Paris Syndrome is an entertaining fun read The cover of Paris Syndrome by Lisa Walker totally caught my eye when the book was released earlier this year and I was stoked to finally get my hands on the book last week Paris Syndrome is a charmingly sweet read aimed at young adult audienc. She meets the eccentric Professor Tanaka and her girl gardener Alex who recruit Happy in their fight against Paris Syndrome an ailment that afflicts some visitors to Paris Their uest for a cure gives Happy an excellent excuse to pursue a good looking French tourism intern also called Alex To save confusion she names the boy Alex One and.
Lisa Walker Ò 7 charactersEs but given its wide appeal three generations of female readers in most families would enjoy this delightful storyVeronica Happiness Glass Happy moves to Brisbane in the summer before Year Twelve Happy and her mum have moved from Sydney after family breakdown and Happy dreadfully misses her best friend Rosie Luckily Happy s obsession with Paris sustains her during her loneliness When Happy wins The French
essay competition she meets eccentric Professor Tanaka hunky French Alex and Brisbane gardener AlexProfessor Tanaka identifies Happy to be risk of Paris Syndrome an ailment afflicting overly enthusiastic lovers of *Paris and Happy agrees to help research the ailment and spends time with *and Happy agrees to help research the ailment and spends time with French Alex and Brisbane Alex to #further this end happy is a uirky teenager #this end Happy is a uirky teenager love of all things French means her wardrobe consists of outfits inspired by the French film Amelie She even gets a ob at the local cinema because it is showing a series of French filmsReaders will delight in Happy s ourney through the summer where she proves herself to be uirky fun and true I particularly enjoyed the multilayered intergenerational story and descriptions of Brisbane where I lived for a number of years in my youthParis Syndrome is a touching coming of age story and although it deals with some difficult issues at times Walker deftly keeps the tone light Paris Syndrome is Walker s first young adult book and I hope to read teen fiction from her in the future Highly recommended for those who enjoy references to Paris and want an easy to read book with delightful characters. The girl Alex TwoAs Happy pursues her love of all things French Alex Two introduces Happy to her xylophone playing chickens whose languishing Facebook page Happy sponsorsBut then sex messes things up when confusingly Happy ends up kissing both of the Alex's Soon neither of them is speaking to her and she has gone from two Alex's to non.Tourism essay competition she meets eccentric Professor Tanaka hunky French Alex and Brisbane gardener AlexProfessor Tanaka identifies Happy to be
are well described and i always get suckedwell described and I always get sucked whatever world they ve built That s why I always say Aussies have some of the best world building skills in literature because it s totally believable and you actually feel like you re somewhereThe Paris Syndrome was like when I had my #First Drink Of Somersby Cider It Was Bitter Sweet And #drink of Somersby Cider It was bitter sweet and makes you feel all fuzzy and warm inside #It S Homey But It Really Brings #s homey but it really brings the emotions in you Wow ok long analogy overBefore picking this book up I had never heard of The Paris Syndrome I Going Om just thought it was the name of this book and that s all But hey like I often do I went and did some background research after reading this and all the talk of articles surrounding middle aged Asian women going to Paris and getting Paris Syndrome is completely real I ve never read about it in any other book or even heard about it in movies or TV shows and it actually gave me a lot to think about I mean if characters in this book had that syndrome then it gives me the impression that I may get an euivalent for Japan That s kind of scary actuallyAnyhooo this book was plagued withactually plagued sounds negative but it was full of so many great themes and plot points Not only was Paris Syndrome a great central plot point but so was making new friends and moving old Can romance only be found in Paris the city of loveHappiness Happy Glass has been a loner since moving to Brisbane and yet still dreams about living in Paris with her best friend Rosie after they finish Year Twelve But Rosie hasn't been terribly reliable latelyWhen Happy wins a French essay competition her social life starts looking up.