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Monday, October 29, 2012

Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1)
by Stephanie Perkins

Genre: Chick Lit, Contemporary, Young Adult
Publication: August 2011
Format: Paperback, 372 pages
Anna can't wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits?
I have to admit that Anna and the French Kiss is like most people said. It’s adorably cute!

Anna was shipped off to an American boarding school in Paris by her father, leaving her best friend, crush, family and her life. She was alone and was feeling a bit homesick when she met Meredith, her dorm neighbor. And later, she met with Etienne, a boy that Anna came to like a lot.

I love Anna. She’s sweet and funny. I love the relationship between her and the people around her –her friends and family. They sounded very realistic and alive!  And I love how Stephanie Perkins described Etienne. He sounded so hot! Even his name, Etienne St. Clair, sounded really cute! I love every detail Stephanie Perkins written to describe Paris, the Notre Dame, the cafes, cinemas… Reading Anna and the French Kiss definitely makes me want to visit Paris soon!

Anna and the French Kiss had a simple, straightforward romance kind of story. The usual friendship and relationship problems. What differentiate Anna and the French Kiss and other romance book is that it is absolutely cute and fluffy. The story and dialogues flowed up really well. The humor is inserted in the right moment and the appropriate time. Stephanie Perkins writing makes you feel a bit giddy from all the sweetness and the fluffiness!

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