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Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Friday, June 24, 2011

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
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Publisher: Dutton
Release Date: December 2, 2010
Format: eBook
Source: RAK from Ivy @ Ivy Reads

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 √Čtienne 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?

I was more than surprised by how much I loved Anna and the French Kiss. This is one of those books where I couldn't help but just swoon over everything! The writing seemed effortless and.... FLUID! I didn't feel like there were separate chapters or sections in the book that stuck out. There was just this flow that makes you want to finish the book without stopping.

I was just trying to kill some time before bed when I picked up Anna. Before I knew it, it was 2 am and I was still reading. Time flies by pretty quick while reading Stephanie's SPECTACULAR writing. The voice in Anna is just.... Gosh I'm not even sure how to describe it. There was just this strong and natural voice.

The characters were written in a way that I felt like they were real! There are some characters where I could only find in books, but not the characters in this book. Anna's reaction to being left in Paris was like how any else would. She started off scared and intimidated, but like anyone she some friends.... like √Čtienne St. Clair. I'm a swooner hands down. If St. Clair was over in Paris right now I'd pack my bags and go roam the streets. St. Claire is smart, classy, passionate, and an "English French American Boy Masterpiece".

Anna and the French Kiss is the perfect summer read if you're looking for something fun and romantic.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5


  1. YAY! I'm so glad you liked it! Now I can't wait for Lola! And (I know I already told you) Stephanie Perkins is coming to Austin this fall! I'm going to have to get you swag or something from the event. :)


  2. Great review! Anna has got to be in my top ten favorite books! I agree to about the flow of the writing. It was amazing!

  3. I'm dying to read this after everyone keeps raving about it! Great review

  4. I have this on hold at the library! Your review just made me 10 times more excited to read it. :)

  5. I was up late reading Anna, too! I didn't think I'd read for long at ALL!

    (BTW, did you know your summary is for LOLA? I'm dying to read that one, btw!)

    I agree with everything you said. Great review <3

    I think it's hilarious that we both reviewed this within 24 hrs of one another. Great minds...!

  6. Bonnie @ A Backwards Story-
    Thanks for telling me that! I must have been looking at Lola when I copied that :)

  7. Great review! Fluid is definitely a great way to describe her writing - I remember I had such a hard time setting the book aside, I just wanted to keep going! And Anna's voice was wonderful, :)

  8. So glad you loved this too, though I'm not surprised :). St. Claire is definitely swoon worthy! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

  9. Wow, it sounds wonderful! I've heard so many people mention this book, but I was never interested in the plot. I think I should try it out! Great review!


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