Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Book Title: Anna and the French Kiss
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Publisher: (Imprint of )
Release Date: December 2, 2010
Format: eBook
Dates Read: 8/7-8/10
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>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?

All of the characters were so well developed and I loved how they were all different. I loved how Anna had this confident side of herself, even though she was hesitant with a lot of things, she didn’t feel like she needed to change herself. She really didn’t try to hide things about herself and she feel into the circle of friends she made so easily even after not wanting to be there

St. Clair is definitely the kind of guys girls want. I never even really got mad at him for the way he would send Anna mix signals. He was confused because he had been with his girlfriend for a year, and then the new girl comes into his life and he finds himself falling for her. And then on top of it he ends up having to deal with the drama of his father and his mother being sick. He just needed something comfortable and familiar to help keep himself together, but he still wasn’t able to deny that he loved Anna.

Anna and the French Kiss wasn’t even just about love, but there was friend drama, and family drama too and it kind of kept you on an emotional ride. You find yourself feeling things right along with her: love, betrayal, anger, happiness. You feel so overwhelmed sometimes and feel this big huge relief in the end. And for whatever reason, I love stories that have to do with sororities or boarding schools and there aren’t very many out there (at least that I know of) so that was definitely a plus.

What I loved most was that this was written from the point of view of a girl getting ready to graduated high school. With a lot of books, you read it, but you feel like that if it was you, that isn’t how the story would’ve come out. They almost feel like it’s an adult looking back on their story and telling it, not a young girl telling you it right away. But it didn’t have an annoying feel of just reading some girls diary. It was mature, but you could easily relate to it.