Review: Anna and the French Kiss

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?



Cover Art: Cute cover, but I’m still not fond of people being.. right there. Much prefer the artsy covers.


SUCH a cute, adorable, endearing, loveable, feel-good, funny, cheesy, romantic [enough adjectives?] novel!

I’ve heard so much and read so much about this book once I got into reading again. All the rave reviews were not exaggerated at all, which I’m super glad about. The characters, plot, setting, dialogue… oh everything was up to par, easy to read, and easy to relate to.

Loved that each of the characters were unique and likeable in their own way. Anna and her friendships with each of them (fallouts, apologies, reunions) were realistic. It was as if they were real teenagers going through real problems. Everyone had a role and everyone played it perfectly. There were conversations and situations that happened that could easily happen to anyone in “real life”.

Anna and Étienne’s relationship ups and downs and cuteness and “fails” were so fun to read. Even when their friendship had a fallout, you KNEW they just had to make up [No. Not make OUT]. Anna’s character is awesome. She is loyal to her friends and even if she’s in the wrong she doesn’t hesitate to apologize and make things right. She has quirks and hobbies that are unique to her/this novel, she’s sarcastic in a funny way, and she can be self-aware [which is rare in teenagers/people in general]. Étienne’s character was absolutely crush-worthy. English accented, super nice, good looking-but-doesnt-use-it-to-boost-his-ego, charming… I mean, really? Is there anyone who exists like that in this world?

Ok, and Paris? Just made the atmosphere of the story all the more cute and romantic. And made me want to go visit the city just to see the sights and images the book created. Some of it made it cheesy, but some of it made it just perfect. Point Zero? Really? So cute but so cheesy but soooo cute!

Already started companion novel Lola and the Boy Next Door. I’m sure I won’t be disappointed with it either. Stephanie Perkins, kudos for making such a novel successful!

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