Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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Author: Stephanie Perkins

Release Date: December 2nd 2010
Publisher: Dutton
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 372
Source: Library (but I’m going to be buying asap)
Series?: Technically it is a Stand Alone, but there will be companion novels.

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 √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 Review:
I read this ages ago, but I’m having the hardest time thinking of something to write about it other than BEST BOOK EVER, READ IT NOW! It seems that the more I love a book the less I have to write about it because I’m afraid I will give something big away. So maybe it’s a good thing I plan to keep this review on the shorter side.
Everything about Anna and the French Kiss is perfectly executed. I loved every single character and every scene was written beautifully. I felt like I was in Paris with St. Claire (I wish). I just loved this book. It's really funny and romantic and it's also quotable, if that makes sense. Before I had read this book I read a ton of reviews like I always do and I haven’t read a single word against it. Anna was the talk of the blogosphere, but upon reading the summary on goodreads I couldn’t figure out why. After I read Anna I knew why, but I still can't really explain why.
Let me just say that every single person on the planet should read Anna and the French Kiss. Oh and that I want Stephanie Perkins’ hair (that blue stripe is Awesome)!


LindsayWrites said...

hi! just hoppin by! i SO need to read this book!! new follower!! love the blog! found it on the YA book blog directory! =] follow me too?!

Brittany said...

I've heard awesome things about this book and can't wait to read it! Great review :)

We Heart YA said...

Could not agree more! :) ANNA is one of our faaaavorite books, and we can't wait for the follow-ups. (LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR, and ISLA AND THE ... something. Shoot I forgot!)

Anyway, we are four YA writers and avid readers, and we just started a new blog to talk about YA literature. It's not so much book reviews as talking about different issues, trends, etc. We are hoping to connect with real teen readers, and we would love to see you there!