Book Review/Booktalk: Anna and the French Kiss By Stephanie Perkins

Monday, May 11, 2015
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Review

Okay as of now, I have read them all and this still the cutest most adorable book of them all. I need more Stephanie Perkins romance books in this world!!!!! Definite five star read. Okay on with the review...

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Published by Dutton Juvenile (December 2, 2010)
Pages: 400
Source: Library

Anna can't wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good  job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits? *end of non-spoiler section*



Favorite  Quote

“Will you please tell me you love me? I’m dying here.”

Anna and Etienne are so adorable, I love this kind of romance books. When she first bumps into him in the hallway... It was so cute. (Warning I probably will be using cute A LOT) I always loved their interactions, now that I'm reading it for the second time I'm enjoying the book more. When I read a book for the first time I tend to want to hurry and finish it so I can figure out how it ends, but I noticed as a read it the second time I slowed down and appreciated the writing more. One thing I really adore about Stephanie Perkins' books is that when I read I will feel the same emotions the character has. When a book can implicate sadness, happiness and even anger or grief, I feel this author has truly mastered the art of story telling. I found myself laughing, tearing up, and even yelling at the characters through this book. (I only yell at them in my head well, most of the time) So, back to the book, I loved the scene where St. Clair dragged Anna out of the dorm to see the star. Side note: St. Clair referring to Ellie as Eleanor, really hit me, it seemed like a clear sign he didn't like her. The name just sounded odd and heavy, to me it was way to formal. Did you think that? Now, Thanksgiving Break.... *awkward silence* Yeah... That week was weird especially the nights. The scene with the *awkward laugh* Nate... *cough cough* I'm not sure if I really like the same bed thing, but it was still really cute. But, I have to say my favorite scene in the whole book is the airplane one. Where St. Clair asks the man to switch seats with him, so he can hold back his pregnant girl friends hair when she vomits. Yep, that one.

   The Toph part, I really don't  know, I felt the anger toward Bridget but like Anna I eventually decided that it wasn't really her fault. However, I did not change my opinion on Toff being a butt, or as St. Clair might say "Bloody Arse." I was literally melting during the phone call in Matt's car, he was so cute. Random thought, I love how St. Clair is shorter than Anna it's so cute. Back to the story, When Sean was teasing Anna about St. Clair it was adorable and cute. (there I goes again) Yeah... When she got back to Paris, the banana bead was amazing, St. Clair is so cute and considerate, he is the perfect boy. Heck, I would date him, well... maybe. Okay, her birthday. That was quite the day, I mean she gets drunk, practically makes-out with St. Clair. Ellie's roommate catches them, Anna yells at St. Clair and tells him she doesn't ever want to talk to him again, yeah quite the day. I hated how he kept on running back to Ellie's. Then they finally made up and then came the kiss yeah... I was gaping the whole time.Then, Meridith showed up and that was crazy. Okay lets discuss Meridith, I feel she had every right to be mad, it was just so sad. When St. Clair punched Dave for calling Anna a slut, I was smiling like an idiot.  The discussion during detention when they finally said something to each other after like a week, made me sigh in relief, they finally, stopped ignoring each other. Also, the scene where Meridith forgave Anna was really sweet and touching, I felt they really bonded over that moment. Oh, yes Bridgette, I was happy when Anna finally forgave her. I just wish we got to see Bridge's reaction. St. Clair's father, yes we have heard a lot about him, and then we meet him. I could see he was very two faced, and that really angered me, just like Meridith said it made it worse. I love how Anna told St. Clair to tell everyone in his father's life how happy his father was sending him to Berkeley. It was such a sweet gesture. Now, the Notre Dome scene, I loved how St. Clair faced his worst fear to find Anna, it was really cute. I felt like the whole book was building toward this one scene, where they finally sat down and talked and figured out everything. This scene was also one of my favorites, I loved seeing them finally facing all the questions and problems. In my opinion Stephanie Perkins wrapped up this book really well, the ending was sweet. I was really sad to see the story end.