Friday, January 2

Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss
Stephanie Perkins

My rating: ★★★★

ISBN: 978-0525423270
Publisher: Dutton
Date of publication: December 2, 2010
Age: Grades 9 - 12
Genre: Romance, Realistic Fiction

Themes: boarding school, father relationships, friendship, Paris

Anna is looking forward to her senior year with her best friend and crush. But when her dad surprises with enrollment in a French boarding school, she's sure she'll never like it. She in no way wants to live in a foreign country by herself, even if it is Paris, France. That is, until she meets Étienne St. Clair. He's smart, charming, handsome...and taken. Sure, they can be best friends, but what if she wants something more?

Adorable. Stephanie Perkins has a way with cute romances. I thought Anna was a rather interesting character (I loved that she wants to be a movie critic) but her lack of self-confidence was annoying (isn't that the case with a lot of romances?). St Clair is, of course, perfectly attractive in his British-accent sort of way, but I especially loved his depth of character shown through his family relationships. The last quarter of the book, however... Just sort of dragged out the inevitable. More drama drama blah blah and then it hits sort of suddenly. I wanted it to be a five-star, but it just didn't quite fill it for me.

Warning: Explicit Content
Some sexuality

Find it at your library or on Amazon

No comments:

Post a Comment