Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton Books
Publication date: December 2nd 2010
My rating: 10/10
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.
I really don’t have anything bad to say about this book….seriously.
I loved this read. It made my heart melt at times and it had a great pace to it. I loved the settings, the characters, the story…everything.
Anna starts off at a new school in a different country at the start of the story. She’s completely thrown into the deep end as it were and has to find new friends and learn a new language. It seems like the new environment allows Anna to reflect and to develop as her own person.
I’m really fussy about how relationships develop in books. I hate it when you immediately know that two people are going to get together and everything’s going to be fine between them. This didn’t happen in this book. I didn’t know what was going to happen. I loved it.
That’s all I really have to say. It’s definitely a recommended read to everyone. The rating says it all really.
"Is it possible for home to be a person and not a place?"
"The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you."
"I wish friends held hands more often, like the children I see on the streets sometimes. I'm not sure why we have to grow up and get embarrassed about it."
About the author:
Hi there! I'm Steph, and I wrote ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS. It has funny bits and kissing, so you should totally read it. If you're into that sort of thing. There will be two companions: LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR (2011) and ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER (2012).