Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins (Penguin)
Left unceremoniously by her parents in a Paris boarding school, Anna is alone and scared in a country she doesn't know and with people around her speaking a language she doesn't understand. America seems very far away, and these Frenchies seem very different. Luckily Anna is quickly swept up by a friendly group of fellow students - a group that includes the gorgeous, charming and very friendly Etienne St Clair.
Anna and the French Kiss is a romantic and funny story about being independent, foreign cultures, cinema, friendship and love.
For readers 14+
If you're still unconvinced, here's John Green (yes, the Nerdfighter and author of Looking For Alaska John Green) having a little rant about it.