Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Review of Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
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?
I found Anna and the French Kiss to be a fun and heart-warming read. I really can't pinpoint anything I didn't like about this book. Really, I absolutely ADORED it, especially Perkins' strong and flirty voice. The characters all seemed well-developed and Anna was someone many girls can totally relate too. It did have the chic lit for teens vibe, but it rocked socks! Seriously, Etienne St. Clair--ya'll are gunna love him. He's a great love interest and we get to know him as both a love interest and a sexy friend. Ahh and the setting. Let me just say, I'd never had the urge to visit Paris until I'd read this book. Perkins really utilizes the setting to her advantage and shows us the best aspects of the city while capitalizing on the most romantic city in the world. Overall, I would recommend this to all my friends and strangers (which I've totally been doing!).