Genre: Young Adult/Romance
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Source: The Library
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Goodreads 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. 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?
My ReviewWhy did I choose to read Anna and the French Kiss after all of this time? Well, apparently every other person LOVES it hardcore and I was starting to feel left out. I wanted to know why everyone was all
Therefore, I decided to take the plunge and see what all the hype was about. I don't regret it. I immediately found the main character Anna to be really down to earth and pretty cool.
So it started out fine. I liked Anna and everything was going pretty good, and then the first cliche thing happened and I got scared. I got really nervous that the whole book was going to be one big annoying romantic cliche and that I wouldn't like it. I became nervous of being the only one not to like this book. I felt a little something like this.
BUT I kept reading. Then at about 50 pages in I felt my mood towards this book take a turn, for the better. Anna and the French Kiss made me laugh, and I love a book that can make me laugh.
I started to like the characters more and more. I LOVED the setting and getting to see Anna explore Paris along with St. Clair. I was really liking it. In fact, I was finding the whole thing to be cute, fun, and everything you would want in a romance novel. Not to mention I may have been crushing on St. Clair.
Then I started to get antsy. Would these two ever actually end up together? I figured that they would, but still. I was getting tired of the whole "will they won't they" scenario.
Yet I still couldn't stop enjoying Anna and her adventure in Paris. When I finally finished reading...
It's easy for me to see why everyone loves Anna and the French Kiss. I ended up enjoying it a great deal. So far I have liked what Stephanie Perkins has written and I look forward to reading the next two books in this trilogy. To all of those who haven't read this book yet (so the one or two of you) I suggest you give it a try the next time you are in the mood for a cute and incredibly fun romance novel set in Paris, which I now want to visit.