Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Anna and the French Kiss


Author: Stephanie Perkins
Genre: Young Adult - Romance
Publication Date: December 2nd 2010
Publisher: Dutton
Age Range: Young Adult
Pages: 372
Date Scoot Read: March 2011
Source: Hardcover

Scoot's Rating: 10 – Amazing! Loved it. Read it now!

Synopsis (via Goodreads): 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 Étienne 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?

Scoot’s Review:

Anna’s newly famous father thinks she needs to be doing what all of the other jet-setting children do; attend a foreign boarding school. Against Anna’s wishes she is sent to Paris for her senior year. Thrown into a country where she doesn’t speak the language, doesn’t look the part (her Target wardrobe just isn’t going to cut it) and doesn’t know anyone is not how she pictured spending her last year of high school. Anna just wants to go home and work on her future dream of being a movie critic and her maybe-romance with a hot coworker. But Paris isn’t as miserable as she expected it to be and Anna, along with some new found friends, learns that life and love go on even in the most unexpected places. I loved this book! If you have followed many of my reviews you may have noticed that I am not a fan of the instant romance. Therefore, Anna and the French Kiss was PERFECT for me. The slow building true-friendship-turns-into-true-love romance of this book was amazing. Oh Étienne. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Anna and Étienne were imperfect perfection. They weren’t physically or emotionally flawless; they were real. The character development in this novel was great. Anna was a confident lead but not overly so, she didn’t always make the best choices but she learned from her mistakes. The writing and pace of the story flowed well and I literally read the book all in one sitting, I could not stop! This book had me on the edge of my seat, laughing, crying, stressed out and happy as a clam. The only bad thing I could think of about this book was that it ended. I wanted it to keep going! I think I could read about Anna & Étienne for ages and never get bored.
















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15 comments:

Erin said...

Wonderful review. I agree with everything you said! While I didn't read it in one sitting, I did read it in less than 24 hours. I hope they make this one into a movie someday...

Erin @ Quitting My Day Job

I Read Banned Books said...

Loved this book! Great review...

Jen

Miss Page-Turner said...

Really good review! Haven't read this novel yet, although it's been sitting on my shelf for some months now. I really like real characters and Etienne sounds...yummy:)

Misha said...

I LOVED this book! Etienne is my new literary crush. Great review!

Syki said...

Great review! I LOVE this book and I can not wait for Lola and the Boy next door.

Syki

April X said...

Nice review! :D I lovedddd this book, completely agree that I could have read about them forever and not get bored.

Avery said...

Awwwww.... I have this book on my Kindle but I just haven't gotten around to reading it yet. And after reading your review I am totally kicking myself! It sounds super great!

Aleetha said...

It always nice to read a positive review of one book. I hope I will get the chance to read this book and enjoy it as well :)

Chelsea B. said...

I have heard this book is fabulous! I really need to pick it up! :-)

IvaliceAlliance said...

Great review! Finished this recently and totally loved it!

Linda Henderson said...

I had been up in the air about reading this book, but now I will definitely be picking this book up. Thank you for the great review.

seriousreader at live dot com

Jennifer said...

I've been curious about this book. I've seen it reviewed in a few places.

Sounds interesting. I guess it is called French Kiss cause she goes to Paris.

jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

We Fancy Books said...

Great review! I love Etienne :)

Lizzy said...

Thanks for the review! I've head good things about this one, but I still haven't picked it up. I'm glad to know that the characters are real, and that Anna was a strong lead!

alastaircookie said...

Great review! I totally agree- especially what you said about imperfect perfection. I love how the romance was so organic, and not rushed (or insta-love, ick), it was just perfect. =)

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