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Monday, December 12, 2011

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss
pub date 12/2/2010

product description from goodreads.com

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?

My Review:

Anna and the French Kiss is such a fun, romantic read, whose pages are filled with quirky characters, steamy romance, just the right amount of humor and, of course, love. It tells the story of Anna, a teen forced by her father to move to a boarding school in Paris, France her senior year . Anna of course doesn't want to go, and can't wait until the year is over so she can move on toward her dream of becoming a film critic. But once she's there, fate takes over...and it shows Anna what her true path is.

That path? Etienne St. Clair.

Oh, St. Clair. He's dreamy. He's tall. He's hot. He has an accent. He showers Anna with attention. Basically, he's perfect. At least Anna thinks so, until she truly gets to know him. She quickly learns that he has his own personal demons to wrangle (mainly his dad), and that the overwhelming good looks he possesses are not the best thing about him. The two go on a journey of discovery in this book, taking the reader along for an enchanting ride. Set against the beautiful city of Paris (seriously, if Ms. Perkins has never been there, she is one heck of a great researcher!), Anna and the French Kiss is a love story at its finest.

My Rating:

I'm happy to give Anna and the French Kiss 5 stars, and urge you all to jump on this one and devour it like I did. Of course, seeing as how it's been out a whole year, I'm sure I'm one of the last few to do so! :)


  1. I agree, this is a fun book!! I think I read it in 3 hours...

    Oh, and anyone with an accent is automatically 85% cuter!!

  2. There is no way anyone could not like this book. NONE...and really...who could possibly hate St Clair! Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Gah! I LOVED this book! I was so happy to see Anna and Etienne return in Lola and the Boy Next Door.

    Not sure if I'm crushing on Etienne St. Claire or Cricket Bell. Both so very swoon worthy. :)

    Glad you loved it too! Hurry and get to Lola!

  4. Just got this one & LOLA to read! Can't wait ;). Great review--makes me want to read it even more!

  5. I LOVED this novel, and I think I love LOLA just as much. Great review. :)

  6. Love your review. I tried to write one for Anna and Lola but failed. All that came to mind was EPIC CUTENESS and CRICKET IS HOT!

  7. I was a little worried about reading Anna and the French Kiss. I have read so many reviews from people that adore the book, and I was afraid that it would not meet my high expectations. I worried for nothing! This book was just what I needed, a quick paced, cute, fluffy read. I really enjoyed it!