Friday, January 20, 2012

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French KissTitle: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton  
Release Date: December 2nd 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Rating: ♥♥♥ [5]
Source: Bought
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 Etienne St. Clair: 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?

I'm happy to say this is the first book I've completed on my Kindle! :) The experience was great overall! I often forgot that I wasn't reading from a book. The only reason I picked this book up was because of the hype. If there was no hype, I probably would not have picked this book up with the cheesy cover and all...However, I was pleasantly surprised by this book. This book was definitely a cute read! It's one of those books were you can't help but smile and giggle at the romance. 

The writing was wonderful and the characters were great! Stephanie Perkins did such a great job with the characters that they seemed like real life people. Anna's group of friends are so awesome that I wished that they could be my friends too.

I found the relationship between Anna and St. Clair to be very realistic. The relationship development between them as the story progressed was excellent. My favorite part of this book was when it was Thanksgiving! Ahh so good :)

When I started reading this book, it reminded me of the S.A.S.S. series. The S.A.S.S. series stands for Students Across the Seven Seas. Each book in the series is written by a different author and it's about different girls traveling to different countries, usually as a foreign exchange student, who find love as well as insight on the countries' culture. I recommend this series if anyone is looking for something similar to Anna and the French Kiss.

If you're looking for a cute, fun read, definitely check out Anna and the French Kiss if you haven't already!

I slide my feet together so I'm standing in the center. "I wish--" "Don't say it aloud!" St. Clair rushes forward, as if to stop my words with his body, and my stomach flips violently. "Don't you know anything about making wishes? You only get a limited number in life. Falling stars, eyelashes, dandelions--" Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


1 comment:

  1. I agree that the relationship is quite realistic. I love Stephanie Perkins. Great review.
    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews