Friday, March 16, 2012

Anna and the French Kiss

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 √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, √Čtienne 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.

I've been meaning to read this book for a very long time.  I first heard of it over at The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader, and Marg does not steer me wrong.  I took it out of the library last summer but never got around to reading it, so I returned it unread. Well, the book caught my attention once again, and this time I was going to go through with it.

I'm not really sure what is happening to me, but lately I've been reading really good books.  You know type.  Those books that you get hooked right at the beginning. Anna and the French Kiss is one of those deliciously addicting books.  I didn't want to put it down.  It was hard to do it too, considering it's March break, but the book was easy enough to carry around with me, so I could sneak a peak every once in a while.

Anna is the daughter of a world famous author, he decides it's time for her to experience some culture, and what wouldn't be better than to sending her to Paris for her senior year of high school.  Anna doesn't think so, she doesn't know the language, she doesn't want to leave her friends and her family and that cute guy that works with her is finally noticing her.   She makes friends quickly enough, the language itself is taking more time than she thought.  She's discovering the city, its history, and experiencing all that the city has to offer, especially the number of theaters that Paris has.

I loved this book.  I think that the author has the teenage feelings and attitude down pat. 

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (4.5/5)  Young Adult Fiction; Published: Speak (2010); New Author; Library; Books 2012 (14);


Linda said...

I read it recently and really enjoyed it too.

Kailana said...

I have heard a lot of good things about this book. I am looking forward to reading it at some point.

Marg said...

Yay! So glad that you enjoyed this one. It is an example of YA books that I am giving to people who don't want to or won't read YA!