Monday, December 20, 2010

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

(summary from goodreads)

Anna was 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. So she's less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, √Čtienne has it all . . . including a serious girlfriend. 

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss? Stephanie Perkins keeps the romantic tension crackling and the attraction high in a debut guaranteed to make toes tingle and hearts melt.

I'm sure you've already heard all of the mazing things about this book and let me assure you that they are all true. This is possibly one of the best books I've read this year!

One of the best things about this book was the characters. They were FLAWED! This made them INTERESTING! St. Clair. Besides being wonderful he is short and does not have good teeth. This may seem random but it is a flaw that makes him wonderfully relate-able. He was also afraid of heights. Can you name any other fictional male characters who are openly afraid of heights?!  And Anna! She also doesn't have good teeth! All of the characters were wonderful and interesting and different from each other. They had their own problems and stories which made them so much fun to read. 

I loved how this book took place over an entire year. Most books simply cover a few months, but this story was made more real by the fact that it took a year to unfold. What made the romance so realistic was that Anna and St. Clair were just friends for a long time and that made them really get to know each other before they were actually "in love". 

I'm sure there are many other absolutely amazing aspects to this book that I'm simply forgetting at the moment, but trust me, you want to read this book. Don't let the title fool you into thinking it's a cheesy romance. Because it's not. It is a great contemporary novel by an amazing debut author who I can't wait to read more from.

Source: My personal library

Published: December 2, 2010 by Dutton 

1 comment:

basma aal said...

I loved this book so much. Its great.


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