Anna And The French Kiss (Anna And The French Kiss #1) by Stephanie Perkins

Book Review #95

Title: Anna And The French Kiss

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Publication: Speak

Format: Paperback

Release Date: December 2, 2010

Pages: 372 pages

My review: 4/5

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?

I love the vivid descriptions that the author has described about Paris, also known as the City of Light. I really felt like I was the main character – roaming through the streets of Paris. I have never wanted to visit Paris before but after reading this amazing book, it is now definitely in my places-to-travel list. 

Let’s start with the main character in this book, Anna Oliphant. I can totally relate to her sometimes. Although, there are also times when I disagree of her haste decisions and actions. She can’t just assume what someone has done is based on what they did. It made me mad when she jumps into conclusions about Etienne St Clair’s raspy relationship. It doesn’t really give her the right to do that. Being jealous and drunk at the same time can make you do stupid and regrettable things that you will eventually regret later. 

Etienne St Clair. He can be a jerk who is a bit selfish but he can also be the sweetest man ever. He would climb a flight of stairs to get to the top of a building even though he is afraid of heights. If that isn’t love then I don’t know what is. He should’ve just broken up with her girlfriend a long time ago. Their relationship is barely surviving. I have no idea why he is still holding on to that relationship when he can have another one that is full of sparks and desires. 

Their other friends are great too. Everything you look for in a group of friends. Even though drama is inevitable. 

All in all, I love this book. It has such an interesting plotline, finding love and the characters of variety styles and qualities. It is also filled with discovering new and foreign places which makes me want to book a flight to Paris and go on adventures. One can dream, am I right?


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