Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Goodreads Summary:
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?

My Review:

Anna is a pretty typical high school senior. Her father is a best-selling author (based on Nicholas Sparks) and he has decided that she needs to go to Paris for her senior year. While she's there she meets a boy, Etienne St. Clair. Over this school year they become very good friends but will they ever become more?

I really liked Anna and the French Kiss. It was a fun book to read. Anna and St. Clair were two stupid teenagers. All their problems could have been solved if they had just sat down and talk to each other about what they were feeling. However, we would not have had a book then.

I  liked Anna. She definitely had a 1st world problem (going to boarding school in Paris) that she did work to make the best of. I could relate to Anna especially since my parents moved between my sophomore and junior years of high school and I had to change schools. She learned some things about herself along the way and maked some new friends. There are times I just want to smack her but she is a teenager. She's not perfect but she did grow during the book.

I loved St. Clair. I love that he is extremely knit worthy. His mom made him a purple and red hat. He wore it even though his friends teased him about it. As a former knitter, that endeared me to him forever. Like Anna, St. Clair is not perfect but he does learn and grow.

The bottom line is I really like this book and will definitely be reading it again.

1 comment:

  1. I feel like I'm the only on Earth who still needs to read this book. Anna and St. Clair sound like great characters. I need to pick this book up asap! Thanks for the great review.



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