Presque Mort - Easy French reader by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray. The third novel in the easiest series of French novels for first or second year students. Premier niveau - Livre C - First Level. This is an engaging story, with a taste of romance, about an American girl who goes to high school in Brittany and two French boys, a nice one and a mean one. Can the mean one change? Eight short chapters in easy French. Paperback, 43 pages.