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 Étienne 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 Review: -
Favourite Quote: "So what do I wish for? Something I'm not sure I want? Someone I'm not sure I need? Or someone I know I can't have?"
J'adore ce livre. In English - I love this book. I have been reading one fantastic review after another and trust me Anna and The French Kiss lives up to all the hype. And now I am going to have to insist that every book lover I know read this book because to me it is the perfect love story. Here is why:-
Because like true life the path of love never runs smoothly. Anna and St Clair didn't just instantly get together they had to overcome issues. I find it much more believable when characters work towards their happily ever after. It seems like maybe this could happen to you (apart from the whole living in Paris thing - although that would be nice!)
Anna and St. Clair's romance happens slowly and naturally. It is nice to see a relationship bloom from friendship to a deeper connection. You can see all the little and big reasons (like great hair - just kidding, sort of) why these two fell in love.
Because Perkins included and wrote with perfect detail all the understated moments like accidentally brushing arms or touching legs that helps you really feel the chemistry between these two.
One of his legs rests against mine. Despite the two layers of pants between us, I feel naked and vulnerable. He shifts again and now my entire leg, from calf to thigh rests against him. I smell his hair. Mmm. NO!
Because of the brilliant writing. It is hard to describe but it is like the words just disappear and you are just feeling this story. I am still shocked this is Stephanie Perkins debut novel. The dialogue was suprisingly funny and witty.
I mean, really. Who sends their kid to boarding school? It's so Hogwarts. Only mine doesn't have cute boy wizards or magic candy or flying lessons.I also didn't expect so much depth to the characters. Anna and St. Clair will capture your heart and you won't want to let go.
So be prepared to fall in love with St Clair and Anna and of course Paris. Je l'ai aimé. LISEZ-LE! (I loved it. READ IT!)
Other rave reviews: Inkcrush Words on Paper and Not Enough Bookshelves (a big thank you to Alexa who I won this book from)
For More Info check out: Stephanie Perkins' website