December 31, 2010

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Release Date: December 2, 2010
Publisher: Dutton
Pages: 372
Review Source: Bought


Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
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 Thoughts:
My whole review of this book could pretty much be summed up by saying: IT LIVES UP TO THE HYPE -- READ IT NOW!!! However, I’m going to try and be a bit more articulate about my fangirl-ish love for this book. ‘Anna and the French Kiss’ is the epitome of the perfect YA contemporary romance, so if you even half-way enjoy that genre, then run to the nearest store and pick it up! Anna and Etienne aren’t perfect characters, but that’s a good thing. They’re like real people, with both flaws and virtues. All of the characters in this book are well drawn out, in fact. No one feels like a filler character or a cliche. I dare you to read this book and not to fall in love with Etienne St. Clair or the city of Paris as described by Stephanie Perkins. This book is lovely and romantic, and it also manages to tell a great coming of age/finding yourself story in the process of weaving that swoonworthy love story. An absolute must read, this was definitely one of my favourite books that I read this year.

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5 comments:

  1. Yep. What you said. SUCH a good book!

    Happy reading in 2011!
    Mary
    The Book Swarm

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  2. Yay! I agree 100% with your review. Wish there were more books like these.
    Happy new year & happy reading in 2011!

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  3. Great review!! I'm so glad you loved this book - it's an all time favorite of mine :)

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  4. This sounds amazing! Thanks for the review, I'm definitely getting it :D

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  5. What I liked about Anna and the French Kiss; I liked the characters and the plot a lot!! Anna was a lovable character and so were all her friend she made in Paris. They reminded me of the group of friends I always hung out with in high school and we did everything together! Very genuine and believable.

    The plot was pretty unique and I although I could guess the ending pretty much from the beginning I never knew what was going to happen next. It had a very satisfying ending which is always a make-or-break for me and this ending sold the book!

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