Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Our Rating: 4
Goodreads Rating: 4.1
This Book in a Song: Enchanted by Taylor Swift
Anna and the French Kiss written by Stephanie Perkins was a cute read and I loved every second of it!
Being swept away from home and put into a foreign country where you don’t know anybody and don’t even know how to speak their language would be hard for anybody, yet Anna didn’t get over dramatic or whiny. Anna’s character change was phenomenal; with the help of her newfound friends Josh, Rashimi, Merideth, and ÉtienneSt. Clair, Anna changes from being nervous and shy to being a little less nervous and shy, but with confidence. Their friendships were golden and are only one of the many great things about the book. Each character was unique in their own ways, but nonetheless formed amazing friendships.
Anna and Étienne St. Clair’s romance was beautiful and I just fell in love with it while they were falling in love. Even though it was pretty much love at first sight, there was nothing cheesy or unrealistic about their romance. It was so very real. While I was reading, I saw how their attraction grew stronger and stronger throughout the book, despite the fact that Anna had someone from home who she was supposedly crushing on and Étienne had his girlfriend Ellie (you don’t know how many times I kept wishing that Ellie would be run over by a truck or that Étienne would finally break up with her so that he and Anna could get together). Not only was Anna and Étienne’s romance breathtaking, but their friendship during their growing romance was remarkable. They were always there for each other in ways that friends should always be there for. They gave advice, cared for each other, and defended each other even if things weren’t really working out between them. Anna learns so much in just one year, and it was like I was right beside her learning everything she learned.
This book was such a charming read, and anybody who wants to read a novel about love in the City of Light will surely be more than satisfied. Off to buy my plane ticket to Paris!