Publication Date: December 2, 2010*This is the second review for this book. The first review can be found here.*
Page Count: 372
Synopsis: 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 Étienne 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?
Review: Anna and the French Kiss is book crack. It's addicting and I can never get enough. This book has everything a girl wants--a swoon worthy boy, friends, romance, cuisine and Paris.
I love Anna Oliphant. She is one of my favorite MCs in YA literature and she's my favorite character in this book. Anna is always so hilarious and dorky, which I completely adored. She made mistakes along the way, but always ended up redeeming herself. Anna didn't always make the right choices, but it didn't frustrate me. Stephanie Perkins does a wonderful job at thoroughly explaining Anna's thoughts and letting readers feel the same way Anna does.
Etienne St. Clair. The boy all readers fall in love with. He's basically perfect. Good looking, funny, kind, caring, and he has a British accent. To me, he was more than just a love interest. He was a legitimate best friend. Yes, sometimes he was stupid as heck and hurt Anna, but really, he just cared too much for everything.
I didn't notice how long this book was until my second read. For a contemporary, I mean. But even then, I felt like the book was too short. I want more! More, more, more! I've never read another book where the romance is crafted so perfectly, so flawlessly, and so believably. I swear, if Stephanie Perkins ever stops writing these kinds of books, I'm going to die.