Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 

Summary (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 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?

Quick Thoughts:  Hilarious. Smitten. Witty.

Review -  This book is a smooth read that quickly had me hooked. Anna has to spend her senior year at a boarding school in France. At first she is not thrilled with the idea, but she meets a group of friends and of course a most gorgeous guy. (And he has an even more gorgeous doesn't even matter that I can't hear it. French and British mixed together...swoon is right.). Anna narrates the story; she is witty, relatable, and even had me laughing out loud at some scenes. St. Clair had me smitten in parts (of course I am starting to think I am sap) and I figured that their was no wonder that Anna was crushing so hard.  If you enjoy the classic chic read then you will love this book - especially the building realtionship between Anna and St. Clair. It some of the best in the (chic read) YA genre, definitely an enjoyable read.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

A Few Quotes I Liked:

"I mean, really. Who sends their kid to boarding school? It's so Hogwarts. Only mine doesn't have cute boy wizards or magic candy or flying lessons."
"How many times can our emotions be tied to someone else's - be pulled and stretched and twisted - before they snap? Before they can never be mended again?"

Read It: on my kindle

Don't Forget:

Lola and the Boy Next Door is the companion novel for  Anna and the French Kiss and it schedule to come out in a few months. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this review. Feel free to leave a comment about your thoughts on the review or a link with your own review on this book. Or if you just want to say hello -- that's great too!


  1. I'm glad you really enjoyed it! I'm looking forward to Lola!

  2. OMG sounds great and I LOVE that HP quote.

    PS Thanks for visiting my blog :)