Thursday, December 20, 2012

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Anna and the French Kiss #1
Published by Dutton; December 2, 2010
Hardcover, 372 pages
Borrowed from library

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. 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?

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Wow. This book. Was so good. Despite the title, (which doesn't really make much sense to me) it is not about a French kiss. Maybe a French boy but not a kiss. E.G. why it doesn't make sense. I told one of my friends about this book and they were like, and I quote: "Ew! I will not read that book!". I got really mad at her, even though we were chatting and she didn't know, because that is not what the book is about!!! No!!! They actually don't even kiss in the book...or at least, not until the end!

One thing I liked a lot about this book was that they made Etienne short and totally, realistically, HUMAN. In contemporaries, one problem that bugs me is that the guys are always so, so, so PERFECT. Like, hello? Real guys do not have picture-ready faces and six packs and are not always tall. I mean, yeah, Etienne is still gorgeous (when is there going to be a contemp where the guy isn't hot?) but he's apparently waay shorter than Anna. Ding ding ding, we've found a "flaw"!

The France setting was also really, really awesome and it made me really want to be there with them. 


I don't know what else to was a really good book and one you should read. If not for the romance, then for FRANCE! Huzzah!

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