Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
December 2, 2010
From Goodreads: As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near-misses end with the French kiss Anna—and readers—have long awaited?
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: 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.
There are only so many words to express how in love with this book I am! This definitely fits in my top 10 books of this year. Perkins has developed some pretty amazing and special characters who had me rooting for them throughout the story. I also loved how she described Paris. I went there on vacation a couple of years ago so this book brought back some fond memories for me. Anna and the French Kiss was everything that I expected and more!
As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near-misses end with the French kiss Anna—and readers—have long awaited?
Anna is such a great heroine! I sympathized for all that she had to go through and she is a very relatable heroine. Though there were so moments where I wanted to go into the book and talk some sense into her, she did eventually figure out what was obvious to everyone around her. Anna is such a sweet person and I loved how she interacted with St. Clair. Their moments together gave me butterflies! Though it took them awhile to come to terms with their feelings, it was understandable due to the baggage that they both carried.
St. Clair is one of my all time favorite hero’s. He is such a quirky and funny guy! He and Anna get along so well and I love it when he and Anna are together, which is most of the book, thankfully! Their relationship develops at the perfect speed which makes the story even better! Every moment means something in their relationship. St. Clair is definitely a heart-breaker! Can I please find someone out there like him???
All of the side characters were developed nicely! I especially loved Josh! He is so funny and he is a great friend to St. Clair. I am hoping that Stephanie Perkins will come out with a book with him as the love interest, though it’s probably unlikely. A girl can only hope, right?
Overall, this was an amazing, quirky, and funny book that I will definitely be re-reading in the future. The story moves quickly and it was torture putting this book down! St. Clair and Anna are the perfect couple and I am hoping for more from them. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone out there who loves a great teen romance!