Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss

From Goodreads:

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?

 

 

My Thoughts

This is adorable and cute and snort-inducing and sad and frustrating all rolled into one!

There were so many times in this book that I wanted to strangle both Anna AND St. Clair! GAAAHHH!!! From their very first interaction with each other, you can tell they have some chemistry. Soooo yeah. Can you say SWOON? Here, I’ll spell it out for you: S-T C-L-A-I-R. BUT St. Clair has a serious girlfriend, and Anna might have an almost-boyfriend back home. So while they clearly are just friends (initially), their friendship is THE cutest thing.

Seriously. CUTEST THING.

I have a little bone to pick with St. Clair, though. I mean, you have a girlfriend, so what exactly are you thinking? But even when it seems like the only logical thing to do would be to break up with her, you don’t.  Because you can’t just man up and do it.

And Anna, whew-boy can you hold a grudge! WHY do you keep holding on to these nobodies who mean nothing? For heaven’s sake, get over them! And stop assuming you know what everyone else is thinking and feeling, because chances are you’re WRONG.

WHY CAN’T YOU BOTH JUST GET OVER YOUR ISSUES AND BE WITH EACH OTHER?!

Sheesh, there was so much back and forth between these two–forward/flirtatious one minute and avoiding each other the next. And so many assumptions were made! How about before you take what you think as fact, you actually, oh, talk about it?

And let’s not forget all that good ol’ turmoil that comes with the teenage territory which held me completely engrossed with this story! I couldn’t get enough of it;) Add in Anna’s hilarious voice and I found this book entirely addicting. In fact, I’m feeling the need for more from Stephanie because there’s Lola and the Boy Next Door out there in the book world, teasing me to read it;)

This book was seriously swoony, and I loved it! It had me invested wholeheartedly in the outcome and I can say I am positively jovial with it’s finish:)

 

4/5 stars;)

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