Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

“For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” 
The Blurb:

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?


Holy shit Batman! This book is deliciously and adorably cute! It has a very nice combination of funny, cute, romantic, emotional and feel-good moments. A book that can be easily devoured in a short amount of time because the reader will find it very hard to put it down.

The book is written in Anna's POV. Yes, it is a first person POV again. However, Anna's voice (though not perfect) is not irritating either and one can easily relate to her character. She's simple and a typical student. She's kind of hesitant to attend boarding school in Paris at first but sooner she fell in love with the city and the people and cannot wait to go back.

The male lead is one of the most adorable guys in the fiction world that I've encountered after a very long time. Etienne St. Clair is a favorite! I can only sigh when imagining him. 

The romance between Anna and St. Clair didn't happen in an instant. The attraction was apparently there from the moment they first met but of course, there are obstacles like St. Clair having a girlfriend. So, they were just friends for a while. Friends who inevitably became closer, and became even more closer still. 

But damn, romantic tension was overflowing in this book. As a reader, you know they were right and perfect for each other and you will spend almost the whole time itching them to be together. Just when you think that they are closer to being together together, they will be tested by jealousies and misunderstandings that will bring the unnecessary awkwardness. 

Oh, and how can I not comment about Paris as the backdrop? It's so apt. Fly me to Paris now! I wanna find my own St. Clair.


After reading the book, it's no wonder why people were raving about it when it first came out. It was awesome. It maybe too cutesy and too cheesy for other people, but seriously, it's a very good book.


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