On Fridays I post a little shout out to one of my favorite books and explain why I love it so much. It gives me the chance to fangirl over books I never reviewed on this blog and lets me post about some not necessarily YA books I love.
Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins
Summary? (from GoodReads)
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. As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?
When did I first read it?
When it first came out, two years ago.
Why did I first read it?
Because all the blogs were raving about it, so I had to investigate.
What did I think about it then?
I loved it, just like everyone else. I found Anna really easy to relate to, and I thought her actions and reactions were totally believable, given her situation. But more than that, it had great romantic tension between Anna and St. Clair. I LOVED them together and thought their relationship felt really natural. I’ve always disliked that he’s dating someone else the whole time, but I like the book enough that I can overlook it.
What do I think about it now?
I still need to reread this one all the way through, but I’ve reread my favorite parts a bunch of times. I just really love that scene where they sleep in the same bed—it’s completely awkward and uncomfortable but so perfectly full of romantic tension. I adore it.
Have you read this book? What did you think?