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. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.
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?
OH. MY. I knew that Anna and the French Kiss was going to be a good book considering its ratings/reviews on Goodreads, but I did not think it was going to have that big of an effect on me. I loved everything about it: the characters, the storyline, the writing style, and everything else in between. It felt like I was actually there ,in Paris, witnessing the events occurring. After reading Anna and the French Kiss, I definitely need to read the other books by Stephanie Perkins.
The book begins with Anna Oliphant. Her father (an egotistical version of Nicholas Sparks) is a famous romance author who Anna somewhat despises. In her final year of high school, Anna’s father decides to send her to a rich and prestigious boarding school in Paris. As soon as Anna settles into her dorm, she has a meltdown. All she wants is to return to her best friend and her almost-sort-of boyfriend back in Atlanta. Meredith, Anna’s next door neighbor, hears Anna crying and asks her to meet her friends. We are introduced to so many relatable, yet complex characters: Josh, Rashmi, and…..St. Clair.
Étienne St. Clair. Just that name should make you swoon. Étienne St. Clair. Étienne St. Clair!
He is the epitome of every girl’s dream French boy. Anna and Étienne immediately become best friends. Trips to movie theaters around Paris and bottomless cups of coffee from the cute cafes on the street corners strengthen their friendship, until Anna begins falling in love with Étienne. Having a little crush wouldn’t be a problem if Étienne didn’t have a serious girlfriend named Ellie. Anna battles her feelings, but can’t resist Étienne’s irresistible charm. Little does Anna know, Étienne began liking Anna the minute he laid eyes on her.
A book filled with romance, laughter, and endless supply of European boys should make any girl SWOON uncontrollably.
“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”
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Until next time….
Catcha later readers!