Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Reviewed by: Destiny
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 372
Published: December 2, 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group
Source: Gift
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
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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 Étienne 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?

Anna and the French Kiss was so much more than I had ever expected in a book! I had heard that it was a cute story, but wow! I couldn't put this one down.

Anna is sent to an American boarding school in Paris and she is instantly hit with culture shock - which was absolutely hilarious but you couldn't help but relate to her. She is so likeable and real. She soon meets Etienne St. Clair, who is one of the BEST boys in YA books ever. He is cute, charming, and everything a girl would want. I can totally see why Anna was captivated by him.

Anna and St. Clair have a rocky road to romance, but where better than the City of Love? Stephanie Perkins brought this story to one of my favorite cities and I felt like I was actually there!! When i read this book, I was instantly transported to Paris and immersed in Anna's life. This was such a cute, fun, romantic book that I can't recommend it enough!

Rate: 5/5



  1. So glad you enjoyed it!!! I adore this book. Stephanie is a wonderful author. :)

  2. I really want to read this and I've had my copy sitting on my shelf for over 6 months now. Glad you enjoyed it! ~ Donna

  3. Yes Donna! Read it soon! I ordered Lola and the Boy Next Door before I made it halfway through this one because I loved it so much! Waiting for the next one is torture!

  4. With beautiful descriptions of Parisian sights and landscapes, crackling romantic tension, and tons of humor, Anna and the French Read offers a refreshing combination of depth and effervescence all in one delightful story.

    *Perkins recently published her second novel, Lola and the Boy Next Door, which is a companion to this book. A final companion book, Isla and the Happily Ever After is due out in 2012--I'm really, really excited about that one for reasons that cannot be revealed in this review because they are spoilers.


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