Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss by Perkins, Stephanie (2011) -

Where to start with this review? I am just going to start typing and see what happens. First off I LOVED THIS BOOK! It was exactly what I needed right now. Who doesn't love a cute and cheesy love story??? I had such a difficult time putting this book down. I hated that I had to go to sleep and that I had to go to work. I don’t come across many books that do that to me. I can count on one hand the books that I sat and read in (total time reading) pretty much 24 hours’ time.

 

The Review:

Anna Anna Anna!!! From the very first page, I knew I'd love her. She's quirky and eccentric, but still has plenty of those girly emotions. And I also loved that her and Étienne St. Clair, a gorgeous student at her new boarding school, are just best friends for a good chunk of the novel. Another thing I admired was that Anna is not a damsel in distress. St. Clair helps her out a lot, but if anything, I think that she saves him a lot more. This is not a perfect, fairy-tale romance either. Anna and St. Clair's relationship has a lot of ups and downs. He has a serious girlfriend (Ellie) and Anna is still harboring feelings for an old co-worker back in America. But even with those obstacles in the way, the story still progresses, as do their feelings. And it literally leaps off the pages. Overall, I have no appropriate words to do justice to how much I loved Anna and the French Kiss. This book is cute, intense, romantic, funny, dramatic and so much more. Even if you're not into contemporary novels, I definitely recommend you check this one out. I think it might just change your mind!