Sunday, March 27, 2011

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets √Čtienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.
As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near-misses end with the French kiss Anna—and readers—have long awaited? (Summary taken from goodreads).

Despite the ending being completely obvious from the beginning, I loved this book! It was so cute, happy, and overall amazing! Even though it was obvious like I mention before, there were still a ton of twists and turns that I never saw coming. This was another one of those books that had me hooked from the get go and one that I would definitely recommend.
            Anna’s character was easy to relate to. As amazing as being shipped off to Paris for senior year sounds (I would love that!), you can’t blame her for being upset. Everything just started falling into place for her and then surprise! She’s going to France! Still, she was seemed like an average teenager. Worried about what people will think of her, falling for an irresistible, but taken guy, and so forth. Then there’s √Čtienne St. Claire or just St. Claire as his friends call him in the book (though √Čtienne is a pretty awesome name). I loved that fact that despite how perfect he seemed to be, he was short, which was really kind of cute. I give Miss Perkins credit for creating a character that isn’t like all the others out there. Overall, he’s a total sweetheart. He’s the kind of guy that is there for you when you need him, but willing to defend your honor at a moment’s notice. That being said, I loved St. Claire.
            The storyline was crafted wonderfully and the writing style was great. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen next there was twist! It really kept me on my toes, but it was also one of the major factors that drew me in. I really enjoyed the writing. It was really light and enjoyable. She also talked about the many different historical sites Paris which was amazing! Not only was it a great story, but there was bit of history mixed in there too!
            Overall, I love, love, love Anna and the French Kiss. When I finished it, I truly wished it hadn’t ended, it was just that good! That being said, I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a good chic lit read. It’s amazing!

5 comments:

  1. Great Review:) When I get the money, this is the first book I'm going to buy!

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  2. I loved this book and I so want to re-read it !! =) Thanks for the review !!

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  3. Mockingjay was great. I loved it. I want to read Anna and the French Kiss. I love your blog by the way.

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  4. I've heard about this book!! I definitely want to read it :)
    Love your blog and all the reviews!

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  5. This is one of my recent purchases and your review really makes me want to start it next! I have way too many TBR books, so it's a bit of a problem deciding which one to read though haha. :) Anyway, I hope you're having a great evening and I'll ttyl!

    -Sandra from http://sandrathenookworm.blogspot.com

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