Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Format: ebook
Pages: 384
Published: 2nd Dec 2010
Publisher: Dutton Children's
Genre: YA Fiction, Chick-Lit, Romance

Anna was 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. So she's less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all . . . including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss? Stephanie Perkins keeps the romantic tension crackling and the attraction high in a debut guaranteed to make toes tingle and hearts melt.

May Contain Slight Spoilers - due to random rambling.

I just want to say a big Sorry before I even start this review. I have no idea what I am going to write and I know its probably just going to be  some random rambling and gushing because I just looooooooooved this book. It was just simply wonderful.

I'm still quite new to this genre having only really started to genre book outside the fantasy genre at the start of the year. I had seen this around the internet for a while but never bought it. I am mentally kicking myself right now for that. I am in love with this book. I am meant just in love with everything, the setting, the characters and fantastic yet simple plot line that hooks you in from the very start. (I did warn I may just gush over the book didn't I? lol)

Anna and the French Kiss has a very simple plot. Anna is an American girl being forced by her parents to go to Boarding School in Paris. She doesn't want to go, she actually hates the idea of being there. However, soon she makes friends with Meredith, Josh, Rashima and Étienne St. Claire (St. Clair to his friends) Pretty soon Anna starts to fall for St. Clair and they soon become best friends. However, he has a girlfriend and Anna wonders if they will ever be together?

I adored the characters in the story. They are all different and just wonderful and funny. I can understand how Anna at first felt about the idea of moving to Paris, she is leaving the world she knows for a place where she doesnt even understand the language. Anna isn't your typical girl you get is YA books, she is smart, pretty and very funny. She isn't afraid to be goofy around St. Clair. Now on to St, Clair. Oh St. Clair, Oh St. Clair. I melted completely reading him. He was funny, handsome and very sweet. What I really loved about him was that he grow up on London so the author has added a few English words that we use over here and its something that I just loved.

Meredith, Josh and Rashima are St. Clairs friends. Even though they aren't the main characters they still are very strong characters and they all have the moments to shine in the story. I really felt for Meredith at one point I just want to jump in to the pages and hug her. (no spoilers so cant say much)

Anna and the French Kiss flows without any hitches. The plot is very simple. Girl meets boy, boy has girlfriend, boy likes girl even though he shouldn't, will they? won't they? Very simple. However, it just its fantastic. The story always seems to be building up to a certain point and the journey along they way just sucks to in and once we get to that certain point I and I no doubt every one who reads screams YES!

Stephanie has really created just a wonderful addictive story. She has manage to capture Paris just beautifully. I have only ever been to Paris once but I still remember everything about it like it was yesterday and Stephanie has skip over any details when it comes to describing the city. I really felt like I was there hanging around Paris with Anna and following her everywhere. I guess that the genius of a fantastic story teller.

Well, as you can tell I loved this novel. Its fast paced, witty, clever and so addictive that once you start reading you will stay up to the wee hours of the morning to finish. Please if you haven't read this book go get reading. Anna and the French Kiss is now on my favourite read list.

Rate: 5/5

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  1. I just read this book last week and absolutely loved it. Great Book!!

  2. I read and loved this as well. I adore St Clair. Im with you if you havent read it you must. I cant wait for the next book.

  3. I've been meaning to get round to reading this one for ages now! I have yet to read a negative review of it! It just sounds so cute...

  4. @Jules its a must read. :) its a super cute read. I need to order myself the hardback soon

  5. So if your looking for a quick and easy read with cute boys, kissing and a setting in the most romantic city in the world then this book is for you. I've got my fingers crossed Stephanie writes a sequal and I can't wait to read her next book.


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