Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Edition: 2014 by Usbourne Publishing
Goodreads: Can Anna find love in the City of Light?
Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her coworker at the movie theater, who is just starting to return her affection. So she’s less than thrilled when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year.
But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna meets some cool new people, including the handsome Étienne St. Clair, who quickly becomes her best friend. Unfortunately, he’s taken —and Anna might be, too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she’s waiting for?
My rating:/5
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Big question everyone! Do you ever feel already buried deep like you love too many books?

Because I love, love, loved this book. But I’ve been loving a lot of books recently. So I’m trying to do this from a neutral point of view, even though this one already has a hands down 5 stars.

“Most people in Atlanta don’t have an accent. It’s pretty urban. A lot of people speak gangsta, though,” I add jokingly.
“Fo’ shiz,” he replies in his polite English accent.
I spurt orangey-red soup across the table. St. Clair gives a surprised ha-HA kind of laugh, and I’m laughing too, the painful kind like abdominal crunches. He hands me a napkin to wipe my chin. “Fo’. Shiz.” He repeats it solemnly.
Cough cough. “Please don’t ever stop saying that. It’s too-” I gasp. “Much.”
“You oughtn’t to have said that. Now I shall have to save it for special occasions.”
“My birthday is in February.” Cough choke wheeze. “Please don’t forget.”

I just found this book really…lovely. I love the way it’s written, it’s easy to read, relate to and get into.

The story follows Anna, an American girl from Atlanta who is sent to SOAP, the School of America in Paris. She feels like the odd one out, until she meets Mer and her friends.

Slowly, gradually, she starts to fit in. She meets St Clair, one of the friends from her group, and even though he’s taken, they hit it off as great friends.

But slowly, they get closer and get to know each other better. This book follows their beautiful story.

I absolutely fell in love with Anna, St Clair and in turn, Paris.

This is yet another beautiful story. But with a twist. Although there is many books similar to these, with just enough romance and even the same quotes I’ve seen in other books, I found this one somewhat different. Unique. And that’s what made me love this book so much. Because even though, I won’t lie, there is some familiarity to other books, the romance is one of a kind in this one.

I honestly can’t wait to get to Lola & Isla, now!

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books!


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