Friday, 2 March 2012

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Genre: YA Romance
Publication Date: December 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 5/5 Stars

Goodreads Summary:
Anna can't wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits?

"Perkins's debut surpasses the usual chick-lit fare with smart dialogue, fresh characters and plenty of tingly interactions." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book." - Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author

"Tantalizing pacing, sparkling repartee, vibrant supporting characters . . ." - Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay

My Opinion:
One simple word to describe the book: AWESOME! 

I've been hearing about this book a lot on the net and wasn't disappointed after I've read it for myself. 

Follow Anna as she was thrown into School of America in Paris alone. Naturally, she's totally upset. But she met her neighbor Meredith and her gang of friends (Etienne included). So everything is normal in school except for her crazy attraction towards Etienne which grows while she was still thinking of her would-be-boyfriend Toph, plus the fact that Etienne has Ellie. (Booo...) 

Etienne is just too sweet... bringing Anna to places just because he knew she wouldn't leave the school/residence if no one asked her. So they had great fun. I seriously want to bash Etienne for behaving the way he did a few times in the book. Is he clueless? So ok, he may not be the most perfect guy who has a girlfriend and yet kept hanging around Anna (you the the reason why he did that-hanging around Anna I mean) but why did it had to take so LONG for him to figure out. But boy, when it did, it made my heart flutter! *dreamy sigh* Anna, keep him well!! 

Lots of things happened in the book. You'll love their little venture outside of school and everything else. Give a book a try! 

5 Stars for Anna and the French Kiss!

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  1. ETIENNE ST. CLAIR IS SERIOUSLY MY ALLTIME FAVOURITE YA BOOK BOYFRIEND from CONTEMPORARY YA!! <3 This book is my alltime favourite YA contemp! I've re-read this book twice and that is within several weeks which I never did before! I am so dying to re-read this book again but I need to read some other books first! Awesome review, Michelle! SO GLAD YOU LOVED THIS BOOK! <3

    1. Thanks Celine! Etienne is my choice of boyfriend too! Those devoted, cute and sweet kind. *swoons* Not too perfect but nevertheless still a type of perfection. *swoons again*. Now I'm on to Lola and the boy next door and there he is again! XD

  2. This seems like a nice book. Maybe I should read this.

    1. If you like contemporary books, you should give this book a try! Swoon-worthy Etienne... *swoons*