I know I keep changing my favorite book depending on what I’ve recently read, but this book is SERIOUSLY amazing! Anna and the French Kiss, well there are barely words to describe this book. Plus, there are SO MANY different covers; I hadn’t even realized this until I went to get the picture for the post! My favorites are the first two (I can’t pick an absolute favorite); the third is good too, and the fourth, fifth, and seventh are okay, but I really don’t like the sixth one (the mostly white one). Tell me what you think!
Anna was 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. So she’s less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris – until she meets Etienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Etienne has it all … including a serious girlfriend.
But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss? Stephanie Perkins keeps the romantic tension crackling and the attraction high in a debut guaranteed to make toes tingle and hearts melt.
This book was amazing. I read it straight through, and it was so good that I had to REREAD most of it. I almost NEVER reread a book that I’ve just read. This book truly had me hooked – I laughed, I cried, and I fell in love. I was living Anna’s life, feeling the exact way she felt, the entire time. The way this book was written in the first person made me believe that I was Anna, that I had a crappy father (most of the time) and that St. Clair was my love. Okay, well that part wasn’t just because of the writing. Who wouldn’t fall in love with an American/English/French guy who makes you laugh and feel as though you’re the only one in the world, even if he does have a girlfriend?
I adored the plot of this book, too. It was original, and even though this was a romantic novel, there were true emotions behind the plot, and the book also included events other than a romantic relationship – friendships, dysfunctional families, etc. – and loyalties and other relationships were tested, broken, and sometime mended. The ending was great, too (unfortunately, no need for a second novel D: But if there was, I’d read it in a heartbeat!!!) If you haven’t read Anna and the French Kiss, you need to do so NOW!
And now I need to go do chores since I’ve been on my computer all morning. And then I need to read my summer reading, so I’m really sorry if I don’t read anything else for a little while.