Friday, January 7, 2011

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton (Penguin)
Source: Hardback Book
Rating: 5/5

Anna is 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. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets √Čtienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.

As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near-misses end with the French kiss Anna—and readers—have long awaited?

My thoughts:

I must say at first I was kind of skeptical about reading/buying it, until I saw how many five and four stars it was getting on reviews and I thought why not give it a shot, and I'm I glad I did. I love it!! Stephanie Perkin's writing is brilliant.You've got your Nicholas Sparks wanna be dad, best friends who betray you, lessons to learn, feelings to be shared, and more looking/thinking with your head when it comes to knowing who and what is right for you, I mean come on who wouldn't love this book. Her character's are so realistic, you forget that they are fictional.

The plot was kind of predictable on a lot of spots, but it still had it's twist and turns in the story line, that kept me interested. Anna's witty mind always kept me laughing and also the other character's especially Ettienne. *swoons* Who wouldn't love an "International" boy, who's part American(nationality), French(name), and British(accent).I think i've fallen for a fictional character. He's sweet, nice, caring, an awesome accent, and he's hot. Who wouldn't want a guy like him. Anna and the French Kiss is a story about love, betrayal, and friendship. It's funny, witty, and very romantic.

Quotes:


"Is it possible for home to be a person and not a place?"
— Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss)

"Why is it that the right people never wind up together? Why are people so afraid to leave a relationship, even if they know it's a bad one?"
— Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss)

"Will you please tell me you love me? I’m dying here."
— Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss)

"A moment of reserve. "That was it? The whole story?"
"Yes. God, you're right. That was pants."
I sidestep another aggressive couscous vendor. "Pants?"
"Rubbish. Crap. Shite."
Pants. Oh heavens, that's cute."
— Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss)

"Soap?"
"School of America in Paris" he explains. "SOAP".
Nice. My father sent me here to be cleansed."
— Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss)

14 comments:

  1. I just finished reading this one last night. Loved it! Great quotes too :)

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  2. Haha, yea I've read your review it was great :) and thanks

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  3. I've been wanting to read this book for a while now. I need to bump it up on my TBR pile. Found you blog through the hop, I'm your newest follower. Feel free to stop by and visit me at my blog www.crazy-bookworm.blogspot.com

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  4. Haha, those quotes crack me up!

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  5. I've seen so many positive reviews of this book that I think I'm going to have to pick it up. I enjoyed your honesty.

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  9. I just finished this book two days ago and couldn't agree with you more about everything. It was a really cute book! Great review. :3

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  12. Dude this book sounds so good! thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Diana
    ps. those quotes crack me up!

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  13. Thanks everyone for commenting and complimenting my review and haha me too (quotes being funny)

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