Jul 6, 2013

Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Release Date: December 2, 2010
Publisher: Dutton
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 372
Format: paperback, bought

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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 Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

My Review:

This is a book about Anna Oliphant. She has a father that is a best-selling author of books that to me kind of remind me of something of Nicholas Sparks. Her father makes her have to go to school in Paris, France for her senior year of high school. At first she hates it, the she gains some friends....one of those friends is the completely beautiful Étienne St. Clair. The problem is...he's taken....

I had seen this book around a lot and was kind of afraid it was going to be one of those cheesy books so I was hesitant to read it. Recently though I've seen a lot of reviews on how good it is so I figured I needed to at least look into the book. As I have said a lot this year, I'm glad I picked it up.

If there was ever a contemporary that I couldn't put down it was this one. When I got off work I usually want to come home and see my boyfriend for a little, but as I read this book, all I could think about was coming home and reading more. I even woke up early one morning at around 6 am so I could finish the book before I went to work because there was no way I was waiting till I got off that night to finish it up.

This is a very cute and fast story, but also has your emotions all over the place. You want to yell at Anna or Étienne to stop being so stubborn and just talk to each other instead of all the times they avoided each other.

You also learn to like the other characters of Josh, Meredith, and Rashmi. They grow on you throughout the story as you get to know them as well. You also learn to not like some of the characters as well, but that is for your selfish was of how you want the story to go.

I left this book going to work when I finished it just repeating parts of it in my head and even went home that night to re-read parts of the story as well. I'm still thinking about it.

Stephanie does a great job of the ending. She lets you know in a way that you can kind of make up your own ending as well as knowing for the most part how things ended. I hate endings that leave you disappointed, but for once, this was an ending that didn't. I was satisfied when it ended, though it being such a wonderful book I didn't want it to end.

I recommend this to all of you ladies (and fellas) that want a nice sweet read that also helps you learn a little about yourself. It isn't once of those books that slams you in the face with what's wrong in your life, but you still end up realizing small things about yourself through the pages.

Truly Amazing!


  1. I've seen this book around a lot as well, but had no interest in reading it until I read your post. This summer I've become a big fan of contemporary books so I've been on the prowl. Thanks a lot for reviewing. I hope I love it as much as you!
    -V@ V's Stacks of Books

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  3. Ooh, Nicholas Sparks is a great comparison! So glad you enjoyed this as much as I did! :D


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