Nuits mystérieuses à Lyon by Kristy Placido
Kevin used to have the perfect life. Now, dumped by his popular girlfriend, Kevin leaves for a summer in France with his best friend, and his life seems anything but perfect. Taking classes he can’t understand, living with a very odd host-family, trying to get the attention of a girl with whom he has no chance and dealing with a guy who has a dark side and who seems to be out to get him, Kevin escapes into a book and enters a world of long-ago adventures. As the boundaries between his two worlds begin to blur, Kevin discovers that nothing is at it appears…especially at night!
The low unique word count and high frequency factor (the number of times core structures are embedded in the text) make this an ideal read for advanced beginning French students (LEVEL 1-2).