Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Series: Anna and the French Kiss
Published July 16th 2013 by Speak (first published December 2nd 2010)
Genre: young adult, romance, contemporary
Can Anna find love in the City of Light?
Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her coworker at the movie theater, who is just starting to return her affection. So she’s less than thrilled when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year.
But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna meets some cool new people, including the handsome Étienne St. Clair, who quickly becomes her best friend. Unfortunately, he’s taken —and Anna might be, too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she’s waiting for?
Paris, the City of Light and Love. One of my top 10 places to visit ever. Anna and the French Kiss made me fell in love with Paris even more. It made me warm and fuzzy inside with the adorable characters. After binge-reading so many fantasy books, I wanted some cute, romantic contemporaries. Anna and the French Kiss was what I needed and more.
Anna is sent to boarding school in Paris yet she doesn’t see it as an opportunity and find it a hindrance. There she meets St. Clair who is drool-worthy, witty and absolutely gorgeous. Despite it being a romance novel, I didn’t want Anna and St. Clair to dive into a relationship straight away which they didn’t since he was already in one. (dun. dun. dunnnnnn.)
Every character had a depth in their background that wasn’t simply brushed over or undermined by the plot. There were problems in friendships, relationships, the whole schooling progress and mean girls. It isn’t just about romance, but acceptance, adapting to a whole new environment, having a different perspective of life, the courage to move on and the persistence to follow one’s dream that’s of their own. I loved every aspect of Anna and the French Kiss.
It’s a great chill read, and I enjoyed reading about Anna and Etienne because they are so adorable together. Also, the wanderlust is real.
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“Thanks. I forgot how to flip off the English. I’ll use the correct hand gesture next time.”
(my aesthetic for anna and the french kiss)
Note: the spoiler section for all three book will be included in Isla and the Happily Ever After review! Look out for that if you’re interested, expect it to be gushy and messy. I’ll link it here once that post is published.