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Last Updated on June 7, 2022, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 97

Similar to Judy Blume's Forever in style and appeal, this slick screenplay novelization [French Postcards] will be popular with teenage readers. Three nice American college kids arrive in Paris for their junior year abroad, and each embarks on his/her own sexual odyssey…. The protagonists spend a disproportionately small amount of time worrying about academics. Most of the local color seems to be straight from Fodor or Fielding. Sexual encounters, while casual and very frequent, are not explicitly described. (pp. 2236-37)

Joyce Smothers, in a review of "French Postcards," in Library Journal, Vol. 104, No. 18, October 15, 1979, pp. 2236-37.

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