Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Publication Date: December 2nd 2010
Hardcover, 372 pages
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?
Anna and the French Kiss is like opening a huge candy bar that lasts longer than a regular one and its sweetness stays with you even after you finished it!I didn't just overly enjoyed this book but even now i'm thinking about it, it's like all those feelings are rushing back and overwhelm me!Just read this book and then tell me i'm wrong!
Anna and the French Kiss has everything!An amazing writing style,a sweet plot,a tender romance and on the plus side it shows what friendship really is!You love your friends not only on the good times but true friendship really is to find the strength to forgive those who mistreated you when they find the courage to seek your forgiveness.I'm not really sure what i liked more in this book.The perfect,easy going and absolutely immediate writing style that spoke directly to your heart,the perfect setting that Paris gives to any romantic story or the cast of the amazing main and secondary characters?I really can't choose what exactly worked the miracle for me but i won't exaggerate if i pick all of those elements!
The characters were believable and from the first to the last character that appears in this book you can see their development.Both Anna and Etienne are flawed but flaws are what makes as human.You could identify aspects of yourself in both characters and their actions were consistent with their personality and not just serving the plot.Etienne is propably the most flawed male character i read in a YA book and believe me by far the cutest and most believable!From his nervous habbit of biting his nails to his fear of heights he is miles away from the perfect boy most novels feature but you get to love him despite all these and because of these.After all,which boy out there is perfect?If you ever found one,just tell me how to reach him!
Anna is your girl next door.Beautiful but unaware of it, a total freak with neatness,strong minded but with her own selfconfidence problems!More or less like every teenager!I just loved them both!
The Paris setting is plainly gorgeous!I've recently visited Paris and that was a huge asset in picturing all those beautiful sceneries!But even if i hadn't,Perkins describes in such a manner everything that it's like having the picture drawn for you!Paris really is the city of light and love and i could totally get that exact feeling of the Paris, Perkinsused as the setting of her story!
All in all,Anna and the French Kiss is among the best contemporary romances out there,one you must give yourselves a treat and read it!I, was lucky enough to have a friend like Giwta from Just Another Book Blog to insist on reading such great books!So,don't wait,pick up your own copy of this book and lose yourself in a really sweet story about love,friendship and courage!