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Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French KissTitle: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Series: Standalone
Pages: 372
Publisher: Dutton Books
Date of Publication: December 2nd 2010
Source: RAK from Mia from Gripped Into Books
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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?



My Thoughts:
I've been wanting to read this book for a very long time, as soon as it came out in December, but I just never got around to buying it. So when Mia very kindly contacted me asking if I wanted it, I said yes immediately and started it as soon as I could. There is so much hype surrounding it, and I was a little worried it wouldn't live up to it, as I'm not a huge fan of contemporaries, but it definitely did, in every way. It was the perfect quick, fun, and super-cute read.

I love books set in Paris. I love how they always seem to be written so well, as if the author really knows Paris so well. Well, at least the few I've read do... Just the way that they're written, you can tell that the city is well loved by the author, and I found it easy to imagine the city, even though I have never been...
The characters in the book were awesome. Especially Etienne... But first I'll talk about Anna.

Anna was a good main character, and I could relate to her in lots of ways. I knew how she felt when she was in Paris but had no idea how to talk to anyone, and I really felt sorry for her when she couldn't even order her own lunch! I also loved how she couldn't hurt her friends, even when she hadn't know them for very long at all. It was so sweet of her, though at times she was a little silly and she jumped to conclusions a lot, when it was kind of obvious what actually happened.

And Etienne. He's... perfect. In every way. And that's all I shall say, because I could go on for a VERY long time.

The plot was predictable, but I didn't mind. It was so cute, and it was exactly what I needed: Something short and fun, but interesting and thought-provoking at the same time. It made me wonder what I would do had I been in Anna's situation, sent off to Paris to spend my senior year in a country whose language I did not speak. It made me think of where I consider my home, and how quickly things like that could change.

Anna and the French Kiss is an awesome debut novel by Stephanie Perkins. Her easy to read writing is addictive and funny, and if you're looking for a quick, fun read, it's perfect in every way.

My Rating:
I give it 5 Feet!


Challenges:
2011 100+ Reading Challenge #44

Comments

  1. I've also been wanting to read this one for a while but I STILL haven't gotten round to buying it.

    I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  2. I LOVED this book. It was so perfect Etienne was so amazing! Great review!

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  3. I totally agree about Etienne. I loved all the time he and Anna spend getting to know each other, and the tension is allowed to build. I did wish, at times, that he wasn't so stupid about his girlfriend.

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  4. Anna and the French Kiss was simply divine. An absolutely good read that I could not put down. I think what I loved most about this book was that everything was at the right pace, right words, right timing. Nothing was thrown at you and you weren't spinned out of control with info.

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