Saturday, January 8, 2011

Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French KissAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

On the library stacks: YA Fiction
Recommended for: Grades 9+

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Anna's father has decided that she needs to spend her senior year of high school at an exclusive school for Americans in Paris. Anna is pretty furious about it, but she quickly falls in with a group of friends that help her explore the wonders of the city.

One of her new friends is Etienne St. Clair, a boy with an American mother, a French Father, and an English accent from growing up in London. Anna falls for gorgeous Etienne hook, line, and sinker. But there are complications. Etienne has a girlfriend, Anna has a guy back in Atlanta that might be more than a friend, and their joint friend Mer has had a crush on St. Clair for forever. Anna's not sure whether Etienne feels the same, and if she should risk their friendship by pushing the relationship forward.

This book is delicious brain candy. Yes, it is cheesy and frivolous. Yes, there is a little too much in there discussing the "cute" Briticisms Etienne uses. And yes, the characters are naive and have aggravating misunderstandings. But once I started reading, I was done in less than 24 hours. It's just pure fun. (And hooray for an NC author!)

Things you may want to know: There is some strong language, discussions about sex, and underage drinking.

Also reviewed by: Ticket to AnywhereNot Enough Bookshelves

Source: Library

4 comments:

Charley said...

This sounds fun. I've been to Paris once, and it was quite a trip.

bermudaonion said...

I picked this up for my Kindle when Amazon had it for free, so I'm excited to see it's good.

alisonwonderland said...

This is waiting on the "hold" shelf at the library for me to pick up next week. I can definitely use some brain candy! :)

Veens said...

Your 2nd last para had me laughing... yes this is sounding fun irrespective of all THAT :)