Release Date: December 2, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Amazon.com
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 Étienne 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?
I’ve been reading reviews of Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins for quite some time, good reviews. Gushing reviews. Never bad reviews. So, I knew that I was going to love it. That was never ever a question, but just how much I loved it is pretty remarkable.
We all love romance, right? I could do without bodice rippers, so let me rephrase that: We all love good romance right? So it shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone why this is getting fantastic reviews, because its hands down the best romance I have read all year. It will leave you feeling completely warm and fuzzy, and contemplating a move to Paris.
Everything just comes together so perfectly, but realistically. Most people don’t meet and fall madly in love right away. There’s usually a friendship and a few obstacles. I know I said everything comes together perfectly, but it doesn’t and that’s what makes it perfect! Sorry, that makes zero sense, but maybe you know what I mean.
Etienne St. Claire–I must use his full name, that’s how wonderful he is–is the ideal boy. The ideal, perfect, unrealistic boy. *sigh* He loves history, he’s funny, he’s sweet, he’s tidy, and he’s in love with Anna from the very beginning. How can you ask for anything better? Any time he was in the scene he completely stole the show. I’m hopelessly in love with him. Don’t tell my husband!
Anna was a great main character. She was smart and mature, but still flawed in realistic ways. She was the perfect match to this *sigh* perfect boy. I also loved that she was from Atlanta. I love about 2 hours away from Atlanta, so its always nice to hear about familiar places in books.
My review has not done Anna and the French Kiss justice, at all. I can’t state enough how sweet and fantastic this romance is. You’re just going to have to read it yourself and find out!