Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Series: Anna and the French Kiss #1
Genre: YA, Contemporary Romance
Pub Date: December 2, 2010
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?
A bit of a slow start but before too long I was super sucked in. I love the depth of the relationship created in this novel. I felt like I was truly watching a relationship build in a very natural way. Nothing felt rushed or artificial. At one point I was laughing out loud at the story, which woke my husband at 2 this morning and it made it hard to put down.
Also I find it very interesting that this book and my other recent read, The Geography of You and Me, both had a strong focus on the Point Zero star at Notre Dame. Makes a girl wish she could just pick up and go to this amazing landmark.
Anna – Dramatic. Very much a female teenager. Sometimes very repetative but still easy character to connect with. During part of the story I could almost barely stand the starry eyed girl cause it felt like she had completely changed but then it smoothed out.
St. Claire – Charming and fantastic with basic human flaws. I felt he was very nicely written and grew during the novel.
I am very anxious to pick up the next book in this series!!