Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
First Published: December 2nd 2010 
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

Get your copy here: TBD (free shipping worldwide)

Synopsis (from goodreads)

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?

Rating: 5/5 stars


So, this review took me awhile to write up not because it was bad, but it was so brilliant that I couldn't actually put my love for this book into actual words. It was so great, that I had to kind of draft this review, which failed miserably, because I wanted more to say, more to explain, more to share.
The book was just amazing
Let's just start on the plot of the story. The book had a killer storyline. These two teenagers, so undeniably drawn together, can't really have each other, but deep down, they know they belong together. It's also not one of those stories where the girl and boy meet and just make eye contact and bam, they're dating and haven't actually talked to each other before or shared secrets with. This story shares their development of becoming more than friends. They're both facing problems in their lives yet, the other is their anchor, their best friend and they share inside jokes and secrets and all that, and well, it's kind of how everyone wants to fall in love. This book did not only have admirable romance but humour, so witty and charismatic, just like the jokers themselves. The story feels so real, because teenagers are like that confused and secretly alone. The concept of love is so foregin to these teenagers that they can't actually express it, hints are given out from both teens, but the other can't pick it up.

The characters in the book were so swoon worthy as well. Etienne St. Clair is so charming and dreamy that you wish your name was Anna. Heck, you wish Etienne was real.

His love for his mother also grabs the heart strings and makes you see how much love this boy has, how much he cares. The relationship he has with Anna is so fascinating and just cute with some awkward moments thrown in. The drama in the book was kind of predictable but that just made the book more interesting.

Anna. Anna, Anna, Anna. Stephanie has portrayed a perfect female teenager in her book. One full of hormones, thoughts and well pride. Anna was a perfect character for this book in this genre. The group of friends was also unique. With Josh being some what more handsome than Etienne. So you can't imagine my excitement when I heard that he has his own book. YES! I would've loved if Rashmi was talked about more. Would have loved to have her opinion expressed more often because she's one of those friends who just observes everything and when the time comes tells you what's going on. Mer is also so incredibly loveable, wish she had a book in the triology.

Anyway, the book was incredible, definitely worth a reread because:

I was inlove
Anna was inlove
Eitenne was inlove

The romance was spectacular making you feel giddy and just happy all over.

This book was beautiful. Stephanie Perkins made me squeal with laughter, smile with overwhelming joy (with  a side dish of vengeance and karma), she made me only wish to exist as words, ink, so I could jump into the book and slap the sense into people (mostly just Amanda and others I won't name because of spoliers, to make them see the truth, the undeniable truth , that love is always in the air).

Thank you Stephanie Perkins for a lovely book can't wait to read the rest of your books 

Bye for now xoxo,


1 comment on "Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins"
  1. Great review! I've seen this book floating around instgram but after reading your review, I'm excited to read it. Sounds like a perfect summer read.


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