Friday, April 1, 2011

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


Summary:
"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." -Courtesy of Amazon.com

Review:
Everyone has been raving about this book, which meant I had been putting off reading it and put it off some more. I mean, I'm not one to give into hype after all (pffft--liar!). But finally, I couldn't stand it anymore and dove right in...

Oh my goodness, AatFK was WONDERFUL! I tore right thru this one falling in love with the characters--especially Etienne St. Clair. This is the part where I get all swoon-y and lusty over a fictional character. But debut author, Stephanie Perkins has made him so real and honest and lovable that you will forget that he exists only on the pages in front of you.

At first, Anna resists and AVOIDS exploring the Parisian scene. Only when St. Clair opens her eyes to the pastries and cinemas does she find the courage to wander the streets alone. You will fall in love with the city, Anna, & her new friends. Your heart will break and swell with Anna's. It's such a classic love story...which is exactly why I have already ordered my own copy to re-read over and over. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE! I've already passed it along to several people who adored it just as much. All that hype? Buy into it. Etienne is worth it ;-)

Reading Rating:
Such a blissful, romantic story. You will fly thru this one and then demand more! It will make you want to drink chocolat chaud, find a St. Clair of your own, and wander the streets of Paris seeking out cinemas.

Reviewed by: ch3rrybl0ss0m

Book extras here - courtesy of 4YA! Learn to make your own Paris tote, whip up some chocolat chaud, & more amazing crafts & activities for the most crazed AatFK fan.

3 comments:

  1. She's coming out with two more companion books too! We get to meet Lola & Cricket this September :-)

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  2. I have been hearing how awesome this book is forever and finally got it from my library to read. I read nearly the whole thing straight through in one night. It was really good. It was funny, sweet, and just touches on so many things about growing up and being away from home.

    Anna is sent to an American school in Paris by her father. She doesn't want to be there, but she tries to make the best of it. Right off the bat she meets a great group of students and then there is St. Clair. St. Clair is everything she has ever wanted in a boyfriend; beautiful, funny, and just all around wonderful to hang out with. Only problem is he has a girlfriend...oh and Anna has an almost boyfriend back in Atlanta, Georgia. So Anna is not only trying to learn how to navigate a foreign country but she is also navigating a difficult balance between herself and St. Clair.

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