Thursday, 6 February 2014

Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Pages: 385
Format: Kindle 
Goodreads Rating: 4.19
My Rating: 10/10

Synopsis from Goodreads

Anna is less than thrilled to be shipped off to boarding school in Paris, leaving a fledgling romance behind – until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with a longed-for French kiss?

This is one of those rare books that I finished and immediately wanted to start reading again. I can't quite get my head around how much I loved this book. I'm shocked it's taken me so long to actually read it, I've heard about it so many times around blogs and YouTube and yet it took it being reduced to £1.99 on Kindle for me to actually buy it. Now I'm annoyed that I didn't read it sooner.
I fell in love with this book right from the start. The characters are some of the best I've read in a long time. They're realistic, and funny and interesting and they play off each other perfectly. Etienne St Clair was a fantastic main male character and Anna was fantastic. The way that they interacted together was written so well that it had me smiling the whole way through.
The story line was well thought out and paced really well. It had just enough ups and downs to make it not only really interesting, but also realistic.
Above all else, this book was cute. There's no other way to describe it really, It was really cute. There were so many moments between St Clair and Anna that had me grinning.
I cannot recommend this book enough. It was fantastic, truly perfect.
I loved all of the additions of the film world by having Anna an aspiring film critic, and I loved reading about her adventures around Paris, and seeing her grow over the course of the novel.
It wasn't just the two main characters who were amazing though, all of the people in this book were written fantastically, and I truly enjoyed this book.
I will definitely be rereading this book in future, because it's a really cute, sweet love story and it's currently my favorite book of the year.

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