Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins’s Website
Age Group: Teen
Source: Borrowed from Public Library
Rating: 4/5 Stars

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?

My Thoughts:

I couldn’t put this book down!  I loved the writing style of Stephanie Perkins.  I can’t wait to get my hands on Perkins’ other book Lola and the Boy Next Door.  But let’s talk about this book.

It was so easy to identify with Anna.  Her insecurity of being so obviously American while in Paris was an emotion I have felt before, too.  And definitely her nervousness at being in a brand new school in a different county.  It reminded me of my first day at college when my parents left.  I loved seeing how Anna grew throughout the book.

St. Clair was fantastic!  I loved that although he was so charming, and attractive, he was also short.  So he wasn’t too perfect.  His English accent was pretty awesome, too!!

The supporting characters each had their own personalities, too.  I felt a bit bad for Josh as the only junior in their group of friends.  I was a bit worried that he would be lonely when everyone graduated.

And the setting in Paris was great.  Getting to see Paris though Anna’s eyes was a treat.

If you haven’t read this yet, I would get your hands on this ASAP.  If you’ve already read Anna and the French Kiss, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

 

About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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