Book Review: Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Book One in the Anna and The French Kiss series

Published: in 2010 by Dutton Books

Page Count: 372

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Goodreads Sypnosis:

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 Γ‰tienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Γ‰tienne 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:

I utterly loved this book, it is so precious! From the first page I could not stop grinning like a goof, I just found quirky Anna so relatable in her awkwardness and ability to nervously blurt out things, she is just such a great narrator! I felt like I was Anna, as I was reading this book, seeing Paris through her eyes, and her fellow students at the new school that she’s been sent to.

I love Anna’s group of friends, Rashmi, though I admit she didn’t get a great deal of page time so I’m not fully sure what I thought of her overall- initially I took her and Josh to be well suited but I do think that changed throughout the book, why? Oh, you’ll have to read it to find out! But Josh is a sweetheart, such a great character, and I hear he makes an appearance in one of the later books, so I’ll look forward to that. I also adored Meredith, I really felt for her, she had an unrequited crush throughout this book (ach), but I love her friendship with Anna and how welcoming she was towards her.

But, for me, this book was all about Anna and Etienne St Clair. Etienne, the American born, London raised, Parisian educated lad. I felt like I was practically fangirling throughout because of these two characters – I didn’t want this book to end! Anna and St Clair are two new favourites of mine, with this book definitely joining my favourites collection!

The pacing of this book was perfect, honestly, I was never bored with it, and there were some sad moments, and some amusing ones, I can definitely imagine re reading this in the future, but I can’t wait to read the other books in this series!

Happy reading,

Brooklyn πŸ“š

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