Anna and the French Kiss

Anna And The French Kiss
Written By Stephanie Perkins
Contemporary, Romance
Published December 2nd 2010
386 Pages
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Anna was 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. So she's less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris until she meets Etienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Etienne 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?

Stephanie Perkins keeps the romantic tension crackling and the attraction high in a debut guaranteed to make toes tingle and hearts melt.
Anna is a pretty awesome friend, an almost girlfriend, a daughter and a pretty cool big sister. Her whole life is turned upside down, when her trashy romance, writing father has arranged for her to spend her senior year abroad... In Paris.

Trying not to succumb to her panic, Anna realises she is truly alone... Until she meets the other American kids of S.O.A.P. Anna is missing her almost boyfriend, where they shared a kiss... Right before she was forced to leave. Anna can't get him out of her mind, until of course, she meets St Clair.

Etienne St Clair is the American at a boarding school in France, with the seriously sexy English accent. He is beautiful, with beautiful hair, a quirky smile and the most hideous knitted hat you've ever seen, but girls can't help but be drawn to him, Anna included. The two soon become friends, Anna starts to experience Paris like she never thought possible. St Clair can charm Paris like no other, with random facts about tourist attractions, he literately can get away with anything.

But he has Ellie, a former student at S.O.A.P, stylish, sophisticated, and St Clair's girlfriend. The two are not only wrong for one another, Anna can see that they don't make one another happy. What is it with couples who are wrong for each other, staying together?

With subtle brushes, longing stares and drunk declarations, does St Clair feel more for his best friend than he should? Surely Anna isn't imagining it.

This book was adorable! As cute as a button. It was funny, and beautifully written. If you've always wanted to see the city of love, Stephanie Perkins takes us on a journey to see the sights of Paris.

If you love sweet, innocent but quirky romantic comedies, you'll fall in love with Anna and the French Kiss.


  1. Huh. It sounds pretty adorable. I have heard so so things about it so I'm kind of surprised you liked it. This helps me a lot. I was swayed away from this book before but it sounds super sweet even if I'm wary of Etienne. I feel like he will break her heart. What is that quote!? Haha! I have no idea what is going on there.

    1. I was the same. I tend not to go for the sickly sweet contemporary titles. They tend to always end the same way, but seeing Valentines Day is fast approaching, thought it was a good time to take the plunge. It reminded me of Dash and Lily's Book of Dares. It's a romance, but not to the point where you have the urge to vomit. It's a warm and fuzzy book.

  2. Hi! I'm following you via your post on GR. You wrote that you haven't been blogging long, but this site looks great! I've been blogging for almost one full week. :)

    Great review of "Anna." I've heard so many good things about this book. I don't read a lot of contemporary romances, but all the fans can't be wrong!

    Would love a follow back at:

    Stephanie (Go Flash Go)

    1. Thanks Steph and I've just been over to your blog, and it's adorable! Only one week and 31 followers is fantastic!

      It's one of those books that don't come across as sappy, but it will leave you warm and fuzzy.

  3. This book looks really cute!!!
    I'm a new follower:)
    Check my YA/NA blog out at

    Andrea@ Andrea Heltsley Books

    1. Hi Andrea and thanks for following.
      It was! It's great if your looking for a non complicated, sweet read. It's quirky and being set in Paris is beautiful.

      Cool blog. Now following back.

  4. My mom has been telling me to read this book forever!! It sounds like such a cute and innocent romance. I'm sure I'll love it =) Thanks for the great review!

    1. Thanks Born Bookish. It really is an innocent read, but oh so sweet. No sex scenes, just basic kissing, and there is really only one kissing scene in there. I think it's the mark of a good writer that can express feelings of love in characters without needing the descriptive physical evidence.


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