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Monday, January 24, 2011

Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Series: Companion Novel
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton
Release Date: December 2, 2010
Book: Bought

"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. 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?"

Anna and the French Kiss was simply divine. An absolutely good read that I could not put down. I think what I loved most about this book was that everything was at the right pace, right words, right timing. Nothing was thrown at you and you weren't spinned out of control with info.

Anna is devastated. She is being sent around the world to a bordering school where she is alone. No one to help her. She is ALONE! All she sees is a year of exil. What she doesn't see is the cute boy who will soon walk into her future.

I liked St. Claire. I loved his accent, the way he talks, his perspective of things. He guided Anna when she need him and they had fun together. What I didn't like was that he was selfish. Sorry, but I had to say it. I know he didn't mean to but he used her as his crutch when he felt lonely and that upset me. While I was glad that he like and fell in love with her genuinely, I was still saddened by his actions.

Anna reminded me of me when I was in school. Scared to go to new places, try new things, and  suffered in silence. Anna was so brave and took everything in stride. The character was likable and could relate to well. I like that she was strong. Even in a new and scary place, she held up her head high and made do with what she had. She is an easy person to make friends with and funny at times. Her sarcastic side is something I loved reading.

Anna and the French Kiss is a great book. I think I may have even learned a french word or two. The love between St. Claire and Anna is sweet. It is a kind of loves that grows in time within the book and you just fall in love with them. I rooted for them all the way. I was extremely happy that they made it. If you have not, read this book. Read it!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I know lots of bloggers have loved this book but I've never been attracted to it until just recently. I really must add it to my wishlist. I never realised it was about a boarding school tbh because I think yours is the first actual review I've read. Because it's not attracted me I usually just skip the posts about it. I'm glad I read yours now as I actually think I might like it!

  2. I adored this book!! Although I LOVED St. Clair, I thought he could've done things differently when dealing with his relationship status, no?? But I think that added a bit more realism to the story, too.

  3. Great review!I have the book sitting on my shelf and i will soon start reading it!I've heard many good things about it from pretty much everyone!

  4. Everyone has said such great things about his book. I can't wait to read it.

  5. I just adored this book, I agree with everything you said. Nothing felt forced in order to create drama, and I fell in love with both Anna and St. Clair. I could read this one again and again!

  6. Agh! Why do I feel like the only person on the planet who has yet to read this one?

    The romance does sound sweet. Glad you enjoyed it.

    And Ha! I took French in H.S. But don't remember a word of it.

  7. l still need to read this!!
    Glad you enjoyed it, haven't seen one bad review on it

  8. Oh!!! You guys just keep tempting me with this book! Loved the review :D

  9. everyone in loving this book, might need to check it out LOL Great review Savy =D

  10. I just swapped ARCs with another blogger for this one, and I can't wait til I can sit down and read it! I've heard nothing but good things about it! Glad you enjoyed it as well!

  11. Great review. Etienne got on my nerves the way he kept jerking Anna around. He should have "gotten off the pot" faster!


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