Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Published Date: Dec 2, 2010
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Synopsis: 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 Etienne 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.
As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near – misses end with the French kiss Anna – and readers – have long awaited? (SOURCE)
As if high school can’t be complicated enough Anna’s parents decide to send her away to an American school in Paris. Now, to me, that sounded like a really cool thing to get to do. But not to Anna. She has a great best friend, an almost boyfriend and a cool little brother – none of which she wants to leave behind. Anna doesn’t know anyone at this new school and she doesn’t speak a word of French.
Her dad is such a lame guy that you can’t help but giggle over his ridiculousness. He’s the reason she’s being sent to school in an entirely different country. Her mom seems flighty and
Anna herself is funny, smart and sarcastic. I enjoyed her inner monologue so much. Shortly after her arrival she meets her ‘neighbor’ in the dorm, Meredith. Mer does everything she can to make Anna feel at home by introducing her to Mer’s own eclectic group of friends.
When Anna meets St. Clair she feels connected to him right away. Bummer though, he has an older girlfriend. Anna thinks their relationship is great but through a nice slow build up, you learn it is not. The two of them become good friends and she falls head over heels in love with St. Clair and he with her.
Anna’s adventures and explorations in Paris are so fun to read through her eyes. I instantly wanted to pack up and be sent off to a boarding school. I mean, geez, it didn’t seem all that bad once Anna allowed herself to have fun and make friends. I’m kind of jealous of her actually.
I instantly loved every character in this book. It felt bright and sunny, and lifted my heart up. I am such a fan of something that is light and makes me smile for days. Anna and the French Kiss did that so well. It was a breath of fresh air!
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