|Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, hardbound edition book cover|
Anna and the French Kiss
by Stephanie Perkins
Genre: YA contemporary, romance
Editions available: Hardcover, paperback, ebook, Kindle,
audio CD, digital download, unabridged, audiobook, international
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?
Another hard part. Describing how you love the book. And expect it to be shorter--because when I love a book or a thing so much, I mostly ended up speechless and daydreaming.
I always told you that I'm a [teen] romance geek, right? And this book's just for me. The romance of Anna Oliphant and Etienne St. Clair doesn't start right away. Throughout the book, they kept their feelings for each other BECAUSE St. Clair has a girlfriend--who he doesn't want to broke up with--and in Anna's case, Meredith, her new found friend, likes him. But they stayed close and became best of friends.
I love, love, love Etienne St. Clair! He's got this sexy English accent and he's a very good-looking French dude. He also cares for me--I mean, to Anna--a lot, which is an added turn-on. Stephanie Perkins just created her best debut novel with fab protagonists. I love the story so much that I wanted MORE. More of Anna and Etienne. They indeed appear a few times on Perkins' second novel, Lola and the Boy Next Door, but it's never enough!
I also loved Lola and the Boy Next Door (will be posting my review soon) and seriously, Stephanie Perkins never should stop writing these kind of books. They're amazing--she's amazing! She's one of my fave authors now.
YA contemporary romance lovers/readers/geeks like me. EVERYONE. Highly recommended!
Book cover comments/s:
There's Eiffel Tower on the background. There's a glimpse of Anna and arms of Etienne, about to held hands, taking things slow, innocently. Gorgeous!
Unlike the original book cover above, now they're kissing--or, about to kiss (French kiss!)--here! Sweet. Sweet. Sweet!
I tried Google-translating the title and it comes like this:
'Palpitations in French'. Oh, yes.
P.S Ooh, I love croissants!