Saturday, January 7, 2012

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins review

I read this book for my Young Adult Book Club here is the goodreads description:  
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?

I loved this book! So cute and romantic. Anna the main character really seems like a real person.  I love that the book takes place in Paris.  I hate to fly so I like to read books about places I will never go!  I am totally interested in reading Perkin's other two books. 

The romance in this book is spot on to young adults.  I had a boyfriend or a friend just like Etienne in high school.  He was with me but he wasn't. He had a girl friend in another school.  And so I never knew what was going on with them just like Anna and Etienne.  Anna is a great female protagonist in the novel.  No she doesn't save the world.  But she is an average teenager dating for the first time, getting drunk for the first time, fighting with friends, and going to high school.

In the book the characters keep meeting at Point Zero in France and I want to go there soooo badly!

Go pick this book up now!!


  1. Can't say I enjoyed this book at all... but I like you'reEiffel Tower all sparkly!

  2. I loved this book so much. I've been to Paris, but I don't remember Pont Zero much. It will definitely mean more now.

  3. Ooh, I just got a copy of this book the other day. It's not my usual type of thing at all, but I've read so many reviews about how simply wonderful it is that I couldn't resist. I'm crossing my fingers it lives up to the hype!

    I'd never heard of Point Zero before, but I've just run off to look it up :)

  4. I read this a while back and i loveedddd it!!! Heck i still love it! It's such a great read. It has everything teenagers look for in a book! I loce it so read it!!!! Trust me, you won't be sorry!!! ;)