Booksaur: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss
by Stephanie Perkins
Pages: 372
Released: December 2, 2010
Anna and the French Kiss
Summary: Seventeen year old Anna is about to enter her senior year of high school. Instead of attending her last year in Atlanta Georgia, her father (an affluent, famous, sell-out author) sends her to a school of America in Paris. Anna has no choice but to go and is definitely homesick. She makes friends in her new school and a new love inerest--Etienne St. Clair. St. Clair, the stunning, good looking, English accent, intelligent boy who Anna falls for. Follow Anna along her school year as she develops friendships, enemies, and romance along the way. See her relationship with Etienne, family, and issues that arise within the storyline.

My Thoughts: Wow. This book was so cute & gushy--the good kind of gushy.

What I liked:  Um... can I say everything? This book is a very quick read--finished it right when I found it on my doorstep from Amazon which was something I like. Don't look at this story as a cliche romance because it has so many twists, turns, surprises, and sweet moments. I had butterflies in my stomach throughout this story--the good and bad kind. I fell in love the characters in the novel, and disliked the ones that I was supposed to. Anna's character is relate-able and I connected with her (plus!). I think I might have liked Etienne St. Clair more than Anna did, he was such a likable character, but really... what kind of guys exist like Etienne? I loved the storyline, I was expecting a typical love story, but there are so many issues that come up in the story and they were excellent editions to the book. I love how it's a simple and fun romance story. Stephanie Perkin's writing kept me interested throughout and I couldn't put this book down. I also liked the humorous parts as well.

What I disliked: I'm sad that there will never be an Etienne IRL. I think this book was great, I don't really think this is a "dislike," but this book would have been pretty interesting if she made the love story less simple and more deep and traumatic.

Conclusion: I would recommend this book to everyone. Please please do yourselves a favor and read it! Even if you're not the romance reading type, I guarantee you'll love it. I cannot believe this book came out of NaNoWriMo--it is incredible that she wrote it in a month and it's as amazing as it is.

5/5 stars

Source: Bought. 

1 comment:

  1. When I saw this book, I immediately thought that I was probably NEVER going to read this. Ever. It wasn't the cover because it isn't bad. It's actually sorta cute. Nope. It was stupid title. Anna and the French kiss, really? It sounds like what every freaking teenage girl reads.Then I saw all these amazing reviews of it. Almost everybody I knew who read it LOVED it. So of course, I had to read it.
    This book is AMAZING. Like all books that I love, I'm having a really really hard time describing it. Although I can say it's a pretty freaking amazing love story. And that you're going to wish that you were part of this story. (But I still want to change to the title)(Please?)


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