Friday, September 9, 2011

Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton Books
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 372
Source: Borders 
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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 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?

Anna and the French Kiss has defied all of my expectations! I knew it would be good, but I didn’t know It’d be this good! Honestly, this book started pretty slow for me… Well, slower than I expected at least. Once things between Anna and St. Clair started picking up I was hooked and flew through it within hours!

I would refer to this as chick-lit for sure… I usually don’t like contemporary YA and chick-lit quite this much. I liked the fact that there was drama, but it was not overdone. I found the constant back and forth from St. Clair frustrating but he did have very viable reasons as to why he was acting the way he did. I empathized with both Anna and St.Clair for they were definitely victims of circumstance. The tension that grew between the two was unbearable and heartbreaking at times.

All of the characters were extremely likeable and the plot was wonderful!! Check out Anna and the French Kiss if you are looking for a quick, cute, and sweet read with some great protagonists.

1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely going to read this in the near future! I've heard so many good things about it! Great review! :)