Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Pages: 372 pgs
Reading Level: YA
Published: December 2nd 2010
Review Source: Purchased

This will go under the category of best contemporary romance for me. It's wonderful when a book that has real life situations wins me over without having the paranormal aspect to it. I honestly felt so happy reading this book, it just makes your heart Happy! The story is very well paced and has the right amounts of so many elements. You get romance, humor, angst and even some French lessons. The way the author wrote each characters, you immediately connect with them all. The way the scenes are describe, you feel like you are the one strolling through the streets of Paris. The detail is what I think draws you in so much.

The characters were the highlight of this book. Without Anna and St.Claire, there is no book. The story is about Anna being sent to Paris to finish her senior year of High School. She meets her new friends which include the school hottie. Etienne St.Claire what a name, makes you swoon just for the name. She begins to feel at home in Paris even though she misses being back home in Atlanta. She knows she can't fall for St.Claire since he has a girlfriend, but love takes control and you will have to read to know where it leads these two best friends. If you have not read this book yet, when you do be prepare to know you will not put it down until you are done. There will be 2 companion books coming out soon, Lola and the Boy Next Door in 2011 and Isla and the Happily Ever After in 2012.

Summary: 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. Claire: 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?


  1. I so want to read this book! thanks for the great review!

  2. l have seen in a lot of reviews how importance the characters are in this book! l love strong characters in books!

  3. I'm so glad you liked it! I loved this book and I want everyone else to too. :)

  4. I've heard nothing but great things about this book! So glad you enjoyed it as well!

  5. I LOVED this book too. I can't wait for Lola and the Boy Next Door. Great review!

  6. I agree with your review -- it was the kind of book that made you happy just to read it. :-)


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