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. -goodreads.comAnna and the French Kiss is one of the most lovely and delightful books I've read in quite some time. This is the quintessential chick-lit for young adult readers. From page one i was thrown into a world filled with nothing but bursting emotion and French culture.
Every character is loveable in their own unique way, which makes for a largely dynamic cast. Especially the undeniably gorgeous Etienne St. Claire. Talk about your absolute dream guy i wish i would of ran across when i was in high school. He's caring, smart, and has an accent that is to die for. What isn't there to love?
The way the relationship between Anna and St. Claire builds is what i think makes for a great love story. They slowly get to know each other from the inside out. It's a refreshing change from a lot of other stories out there, where the characters fall in love the first time they meet.
Wonderful. Absolutely genius is what Stephanie Perkins is. I cannot wait for her next novel, and hopefully.. that novel is soon!