Anna and the French Kiss [Book Review]
senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a
crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled
about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne
St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a
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?
did I love this book. It has SO much hype around it. So much that I was
prepared to be disappointed. I don’t usually fall in love with flat out
romances, and I had this book for years before I tried it.
until 3am reading until I could finish those wonderful 400 pages.
going to be the typical teen. But in fact, I loved her voice and her character!
She was funny and smart and she was very realistic. Take this from someone who
is a teenager as well. We do act like
she does. I also really liked how much she loved watching movies, taking notes
and dissecting them for fun. It’s sort of like the way I like reading – so I
could relate to her in that aspect.
this book was that I read it right before we went to Paris ourselves! I took
notes of places to sight see because well, Anna manages to go to all the great
touristy places in the book, and you really get a taste of French from reading
this. So it did make me happy to see a unique setting done so very well.
St. Clair was just… a dreamy kind of guy. Definitely one of my book boyfriends
down to pat. He was a genuine kind of guy who had his own fair share of problems
and tried to live life with a positive outlook – and needed friends to help him
along the way. And yes, he was supposedly good
looking and all that, but the best thing about him was that he had his
fears and flaws as well. If anything, what I liked about the characters were
their imperfections. It made them realistic.
group and I loved them all! But I can’t go into more detail because then this
review would be too long.
is a bit about cancer – and done differently in most YA books because it isn’t
a main character suffering from it. And we don’t even get to first-handedly
meet the character who has it. But simply get to see how it affects those
related to the affected. That was unique. And then we have the theme of moving
away from home, and visiting back and things not being the exact same. Another
thing well done. Divorce theme as well.
have predictable moments in them. But y’know what? I actually didn’t care about
the predictably because this book was just too CUTE. I am usually fussy about
romances in general but this one? It was perfection for me.