Monday, September 12, 2011

Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss
by Stephanie Perkins

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 Etienne St. Clair: 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.

I did just read this book now after hearing people rave about it so long. I kind of wish I'd read it months ago. Don't get me wrong, I loved this book. But after hearing people talk about how it was such an awesome book, my expectations got too high and I didn't enjoy it as much as I could have. Though I did want to read it again immediately after finishing it so that's a good sign.

It started a little slow for me. I started and stopped reading quite a lot through the first third. Then I was using it as a reward for doing homework and I ended up doing more reading than homework because I couldn't force myself to stop. I also felt like the ending was a little rushed.

The romantic tension was definitely hot. I spent about half the book screaming "WILL YOU TWO JUST KISS ALREADY." I want to read this book a second time to just to focus on that.

Overall: 10/10. Fantastic book regardless of my impossibly high expectations.