Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Genre: Romance; Young Adult; Contemporary.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
Synopsis: “Anna has everything figured out – she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a great weekend job, and her huge work crush looked as if it might finally be going somewhere… Until her dad decides to send her 4383 miles away to Paris. On her own.
But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna finds herself making new friends, including Etienne, the smart, beautiful boy from the floor above. But he’s taken – and Anna might be too. Will a year of romantic near-missed end with the French kiss she’s been waiting for?“
MY RATING: 5 Starts
Anna is from Atlanta, where she is looking forward to her senior year, where she has a loyal best girfriend, a great job and a crush.
One day she’s transferred from her school in Georgia to a new school in Paris (because she’s forced by her father) where she meets St. Clair. Étienne, a beautiful and charming boy which is half american, a quarter british and another quarter french (kind of…).
Étienne has a serious relationship with his girlfriend which is probably not so good for Anna or for himself because they started to like each other.
My honest opinion about this book is: I LOVED IT! – I read this book in one day, 400 pages in one freaking day! I couldn’t stop, seriously… I was just reading and reading because I wanted to know what happened in the end of it, if they were together at the end of the book or not! (without spoiler, if you want to know that little information just read the book!).
I have to admit that this book has probably that kind of “cliché” stories (depending on your point of view), because you are always expecting the stupid kiss between the main characters, which is not so bad in this story, on the contrary, is one of the best things in the book. Otherwise, this book is really great, and the story (in my opinion, of course) is really really cute and sweet. I just wanted the main characters to be together and at the same time I wanted to marry Étienne what means that they couldn’t be together… because for all intents he was mine (correction: he is mine!).