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Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss
Published by Dutton
Source: Purchased from Price Minister

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?
I'm afraid this is going to be another one of those reviews which raves about Anna and the French Kiss and how fantastic it is. I bought it because everyone raved about how awesome it was and I really wasn't disappointed in any way. One of the best books I have read this year.

For me one of the best things about this book was Anna the main character. I loved how wonderfully likable she was and really found it easy to connect with her and all the thing she went through as the story went on. I loved that she was this normal teenage girl complete with all the worries, troubles and insecurities of a teenager.

I also really loved the Boarding School that Anna was sent to. When I was a child I love Enid Blyton's boarding school stories and wanted to go to either of the school's she wrote about. Had I read this book as a teenager I would have wanted to go to SOAP (School of America, Paris). Actually scrap that .. I want to go there now! I loved how you were drawn into the world of SOAP and by the end of the book I actually felt like I knew the places in the story as well as I had come to know the characters.

Another thing I loved about the book was the gorgeousness that was √Čtienne St. Clair. He is definitely a main character written specifically to make you fall in love with him and I'm not ashamed to admit I certainly did (but don't tell my husband). He is just gorgeous and I spent the entire story loving him more and more.

This book was one of those books which was entertaining all the way through despite being quite slow paced. I am one of those people who get bored very easily whilst reading but I found that with this one I couldn't put it down. It was written so beautifully that I just had to keep reading even when things weren't kicking off. In fact I probably liked it even more for the fact it was slow paced as it gave me more time with St. Clair just following him as he went about his daily life (yes I know that sounds stalkerish!)

The main storyline of this book which kept me hooked was the love story between Anna and St. Clair which kept me entertained throughout. I also like how it wasn't straight forward or predictable and kept me guessing throughout. There were many points within the book when I almost wanted to shout at the characters to just give in to each other and get on with it!

All in all a wonderful girly book which is as good as everyone has raved about. Definitely worth the money to get the USA import rather than holding on until a UK publisher snaps it up!


Leanna Elle said…
Lol! I know what you mean about just enjoying St. Clair as he went about his everyday life. I became a tad obsessed with the boy too!

Everything about this book is perfect. I loved it so much!
Cory K said…
Omg I need to pick this up. Everyone loves it. Well great review!

Looking forward to hearing back from you,
Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads
Beth S. said…
Glad to hear someone from the UK likes it. I remember reading a review on Goodreads by someone from the UK who complained that Stephanie Perkins made St. Clair's vernacular and mannerisms too much of a caricature and based everything on stereotypes, basically saying that no one from England actually talks that way.
Unknown said…
yet another review that proves I NEED to have this book!
I reviewed this book today too! I didn't think it would stand up to all the rave reviews as well, but I really enjoyed it! :) Great review!
Anonymous said…
It's a fab book indeed..St Clair *swoon* Glad you weren't disappointed.
Yay! I love gushy reviews of one of my favourite books :) I totally adore this book! I want to go live in Paris! And attend a boarding school! and watch films with Anna! and make out with a hot boy like Etienne :)
Aik said…
Thanks for your thoughtful review! I'm so glad you love this book! I can totally relate to Anna's feelings towards St. Clair.

Check out my review here:
Book Review : Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins