Monday, January 10, 2011

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Release Day: 2nd December, 2010
Publisher: Dutton
Pages: 372pgs

The Story

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. Claire : the 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?

The Review

I'm not the type of girl who loves reading chick-lit novels, you know, the ones with the same cliche and the "happy-go-luck" romantic endings. But seriously, this author has clearly outdone herself. It has everything you could possibly want in a novel: a great and realistic main character (one that won't annoy you so much), a perfect love interest that you can't help but love...but more importantly a love interest with a personality (one that is not loved by ONLY his looks), and of course - before I forget - an amazing backdrop setting which happens to be one of my favourite cities...PARIS! With that alone, why not love this novel already? Honestly, there are no words to describe this novel accept that I j'adore every moment of this book!
The author of Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins, does an amazing job weaving a classic romantic story, with mild but hilarious wit and bringing a sense of realism to her characters! I remember all the hype this book has received - before actually reading it myself - and it was no brainer to why they thought it was soooo brilliant! Most chick-lit novels take a while to get into and take a while to start liking the characters, but when I first started the book...I couldn't stop reading! I just had to sit there and read, read, READ...cause all I cared about was the relationship of Anna and St. Clair! Those two were one of a kind! At times you wanted to slap the characters around and yell at them, "JUST GET WITH HIM/HER ALREADY!!!" but still...I'm glad they had flaws they were willing to made each character even more real to me! The main characters are great, but so are the other supporting characters!
I won't say too much about the plot, cause you'll just have to read it for yourself to understand how truly amazing this book is...but I WILL say it'll most definitely WON'T disappoint readers who love romance and a good heartfelt comedy! ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS is adorable, sweet, lovely, and a hilarious that shouldn't be missed! GO AND GRAB YOURSELF A COPY because it's most likely that your hearts will be stolen by St. Clair!! *sighs*

The Rating

5/5 stars


  1. Aw gosh Erin... make a girl all lusty in the wee hours of the night, you do! I love this review. I'm the same, I'm not a huge chick-flick fan. Paranormal/Dystopians are more my thing, but when I find those contemp novels that blow my mind - wow. I am getting this SOON! I want Etienne!!!

    So glad to hear he's more than JUST a pretty face.

  2. I want Etienne too! GOD he was awesome! <3


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