Anna and The French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Published by: Speak
Released: August 4, 2011
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult, Fiction
In Series: 1st
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NOTE: This book may be a series but you do not have to read them in order, but I think it’d be best if you did, because Anna and Etienne are in Lola and the Boy Next Door, and you get a bit of a spoil.
I’m still drooling from the cuteness of this book! Those last two chapters were just so perfect that I swear I almost cried tears of joy! Étienne St. Claire and Anna Oliphant. OTP! OTP!
This book had me hooked, completely, by the first 5 chapters (maybe even before then). That’s something new for me. It usually takes a third of the book before I’m hooked or at least, interested. But no, I was HOOKED! I was scared to read this because it’s definitely a hyped book, which means I have very high hopes for hyped books, and sometimes they disappoint, but not this one. I saw it everywhere on my instagram and goodreads feed and finally took the leap and bought it. I will add that this is very cliché and a bit unrealistic.
I love how Stephanie Perkins has set up this series. It may be a series but it’s about three different girls’ and, of course, their love interest. Though, you get glimpses of the other one/two girls in each book. Example: In this book, Isla is briefly introduced.
This book is about a seventeen year old girl, Anna Oliphant, and she is practically being sent to SOAP, School Of America in Paris, by her father because he wants everyone to think he’s rich, something like that. It’s a school where the parents are most likely rich and either want their kids to have a great education or want them to be out of the way. She leaves her best friends, her co-worker that she has a crush on, and her home. Her father is an author, writing about cancer romance books to make the women swoon and buy more. The school is for American students transferring over, usually consisting of children of rich business women/men. I actually wouldn’t mind going there.
Stephanie has given Anna and her group of friends troubles that usual teenagers would have with friendships and relationships. Rashmi and Josh for example, you would think they were a perfect match for each other until around the end, you discover they themselves have loads of problems behind doors. The fact that after they break up, they can still be friends, even after they’ve dated for such a long time. Also, with St. Clare’s dad, how he doesn’t really care about his son, and yet he wants everyone to think he’s the number one father. Anna has some normal teenage problems as well, her best friend and i-thought-we-had-something-coworker back at home.
I haven’t loved a book so much, at least not this much. Nothing can compare to this book. Stephanie Perkins, I am bowing down to you, my queen! But seriously, I loved the writing style of this book, the way she wrote Anna’s thoughts and the description of her surroundings. This is definitely a fluffy read, and a good book to help you out of a slump or get in a better mood, even?
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Overall review: 5/5 stars!