Thursday, July 28, 2011

Review: Anna and the french kiss by Stephanie Perkins

                                                           Release date: December 2nd 2010
Published by: Dutton
Number of pages: 372
Series: None, but it will have two companions, Lola and the boy next door and Isla and the happily ever after.

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.

As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?


I am seriously IN LOVE with this book.
I'm sitting here in my room, seriously contemplating wether or not to just open this book and start it all over again. I just loved everything about it.
I could say that it was cheesy -because it was- but I won't since it fit perfectly with the story. So, obviously, this review is going to be me gushing about how much I love it.

Anna is a wonderful character. She's so sweet, witty, nice ,smart and, the most important thing, real. 
I feel like I really know Anna, like she's my best friend. I wish that she was real so that we could have movie-marathons, eat candy and talk about boys xD 
She grew as a person alot in this book. I found all the predjudices she had towards the french in the beginning hilarious, but as she got rid of those (with slight help from her 
friends) she really learns to love Paris and everything about the city and the people.

Ètienne St. Clair. 
Oh my god, he's the ideal dream-boy that every girl dreams about. I myself, would WALK to School of America in Paris for Ètienne. If only he was real...
Not just Anna and Ètienne were great, realistic characters, every single one of 'em was. Meredith, Rashmi, Josh, Dave, Bridge, Toph, Matt, Cherrie, Amanda, there 
are alot of characters in this book :S

I loved the whole moving-to-Paris-aspect of the book, (I've been to Paris, but after reading this book I feel like I must've walked around with my eyes closed) how she deals with
problems such as homesickness, making new friends, confusion from not knowing the language, akwardness, the list is endless, and 
Anna really starts to think about the definition of 'home' throughout the book. 

All, I'm saying is that, if you haven not read this book, YOU SHOULD! 
It is made of 372 pages of awesome! I seriously cannot wait for Lola and the boy next door.


  1. Gaaah, jag måste läsa den!

  2. Dettyckerjagattduskallgöraahh! ^^

  3. This is seriously one of the most readable books I have read all year. By that I mean the language is so natural, the characters so real and interesting. I seriously sat down and started to read and suddenly realized I had been reading for quite a while and was 100 pages into the book. The story just flows off the pages. It is one of those stories that will have you giggling at points and will have you almost in tears at others.