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Anna And The French Kiss

by Stephanie Perkins

Speak | August 9, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Anna And The French Kiss is rated 4.7391 out of 5 by 23.



Anna can''t wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she''s not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He''s taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits?

"Magical. Anna and the French Kiss really captures the feeling of being in love." - Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments series

Anna and the French Kiss charms [readers] with its Parisian setting and très bien boy.”
MTV.com

"Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book." - Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author

"Tantalizing pacing, sparkling repartee, vibrant supporting characters . . ." - Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay

"Imagine a mug of rich, thick hot chocolate. Now add a swirl of sweet whipped cream. Yummy? Oui. Well, Anna and the French Kiss is richer, sweeter, and--yes--even hotter. You''re in for a very special treat." --Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of Peace, Love and Baby Ducks and Let It Snow


 

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.22 × 5.66 × 1.09 in

Published: August 9, 2011

Publisher: Speak

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142419400

ISBN - 13: 9780142419403

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from So cute! I avoided this one because all the hype surrounding it. Honestly, I felt a bit pressured to go and read it, so when the liveshow for Isla came with the Contemporary Lovers group that I was a part of, I pretty much forced myself to read it. I was glad I did..Super cute characters with likable characters that make you want to wish they were real so you can be friends with them! Traipsing around Paris finding movies to watch in their subtitled French, eating croissants and sipping coffee or hot chocolate at cafes..This is the life that Anna has switched out for. Being an American in Paris isn't anything new, but with a new culture brings a whole lot of experience. Anna is sent off to boarding school in Paris and she's not thrilled of the idea at all. But as life goes on, she makes friends with new people and faces and even ends up crushing on the cutest boy at school. It's your typical boy meets girl love story, but set in the City of Light. The only trouble that I had was that not a whole lot happens. Except trying to find out if the two would get together. Also I did not enjoy the fact that there was cheating involved. Even if it wasn't physical, emotional cheating is just as devastating and I wished St. Clair was single to make the story pretty much perfect. Pretty much the cutest contemporary story that I've read as of late. Anna and St. Clair will weasel into your hearts and will make their story unforgettable! Love!
Date published: 2014-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! I thought this book would be like your typical YA romance book. You know: cute, sweet, a good romance, a bit predcitable, and with a bit of humor. Sure, this book id cute and sweet, but the romance is far more then good, and its far from your typical romance. Okay, first off, Anna and the French Kiss is about a girl named Anna who is forced to attend boarding school in France. Naturally, she misses her friends and her home and her maybe-almost-somewhat-boyfriend. But she does find herself having a good time when she explores Paris and meets friends, especially Etienne St. Clair. Etienne is nice, handsome, French/American/British, and has an adorable British accent. Oh, and he's taken. Anna immeditaly falls for him, dispite the fact he has a girlfriend, and the two grow close. Best friend close. But there's still that tension between them, and Anna cant help but wonder if St Clair... possibly... LIKES Anna? But how can the perfect boy who everyone likes fall for the weirdly neat girl who is obsessed with movies? And with everything going on in their private lives, is it best to stay away and not act on her feelings? Anna goes to France unwillingly, but ends up wanting to say, mostly because of that one boy. Anna searchs for love, but ends up searcing dor happiness. Will she find it? Let me just jump right in and say I LOVE THIS BOOK! Like, screamin, jumping up and down LOVE it!!! Its fun funny and entertaining, yet its deep and touching and meaningful at the same time. Its touching and moving and inspiring. Its just so good! AND, its written by a Needfighter!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE it took the word of John Green to get me to read this book. I should have read it much sooner!! (Dont worry if you dont know what im talking about, but high five for you if you do!) So, the writing is easy to follow and read, the characters are easy to love and to relate to, and the story is intriguing and so so SO good! I literally could not stop reading! Anna is a great narrator and i loved her instantly, and St Clair couldnt have been any better! And its not even predictable or conry or cliche... at least, in my eyes it isnt. If you like teen books, read it. If you like romance books, read it. If you like humor, read it. If you like British boys, read it. If you like Paris, read it. If you like great and unique characters, along with an interesting lead, read it. If you like books, read it. Basically, read this book. Great moral issues/life lessons. Amazing characters. An intense romance. Realistic moments. Relatable writing. Awesome book!
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Anna's father decides to send her to boarding school for her senior year. In Paris. She has to leave behind her best friend, her job, and the boy she's crushing on, and start over at a completely new school thousands of miles away. She's not happy. Until she meets Étienne St Clair. The problem: his serious girlfriend Ellie. I put off reading this book for a long time because of all the hype but with it being summer, I was in the mood for a good summer read and this was perfect. The romance between characters stayed at a level where I could still enjoy it without feeling it was too juvenile but it wasn't too graphic so I could still recommend the book to younger readers. The characters in this book were definitely memorable. Even their names. If I ever hear Anna Oliphant or Étienne St Clair mentioned, I'll automatically think of this book. Anna's voice was addicting and felt realistic for her situation. Her growth through the book was at a believable pace and the flaws she had were those a real teenage girl could have. Everything about her gave me a 'this is a girl I could know in real life' feeling. The progression of friendship to feelings between Anna and St Clair was just amazing and had me smiling and giggling at times to wanting to scream at them at other times. The three other students who made up Anna's group of friends, Meredith, Rashmi, and Josh, had their own stories going on that helped make them memorable in their own ways instead of just being there because more characters were needed. I really enjoyed the friendships between Josh and St Clair, Meredith, Rashmi, and Anna, and all five of them. The book isn't too short, almost 400 pages, but I could have kept reading if there was more. It was a quick read, light-hearted for the most part with some drama. It's the perfect book to read outside by the pool in the summer but also curled up by the fireplace in the winter. I'm not sure yet where Lola from the sequel to this book fits in but I've already got Lola and the Boy Next Door ordered to find out.
Date published: 2013-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Fantastic I remember picking this book up months ago and looking at it thinking it would only be another cheesy teenager book with the same old cliches and over used story lines. I WAS SO WRONG. I was hooked by the first chapter! Anna Oliphant was and average American girl on her first major journey from Atlanta, Georgia without any of her friends or her family. Anna has become enrolled in a boarding school in Paris, France for her last year in high school where she meets diverse, but strinkingly engaging friends and also meets Etienne St. Clair who is the most attractive and gorgeous boy in school. Both Anna and Etienne want to become more than just friends, but other obstacles hold them apart... Honestly, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Stephanie Perkins has created a young adult literary masterpiece which stands head and shoulders above the likes of Meg Cabot or Stephanie Meyer (sorry, but it is true). Please - go out or order this book. It is the best book I have read in years and I know you who are reading this will just adore it!
Date published: 2013-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Romance in the city of lights It’s rare that I finished a book and write a review for it the same day. I normally like to relish in it for a few days, enjoy that feeling you get from a really amazing read and then take the time to mourn the loss. I’m not the only one who feels a sense of sorrow after finishing a book, am I? I mean, you just took this amazing adventure together, shared feelings and now you’ll never ~see each other again. It can be so sad no matter how happy the book was. I feel this way about Anna and The French Kiss, and I want to share my thoughts on it before all the feelings (happy and sad) go away and I’ve found a new adventure with new characters to love just as much. I want to start by saying that I don’t normally read contemporary fiction. I stick to the paranormal, fantasy and dystopian reads because, well, REAL life is just so… boring. I live it, I would know. After hearing so much about this book from fellow reader friends who kept insisting I read it, I caved. And how happy am I that I did?! I didn’t know what to expect going in and what I came out with was a story that caused my heart to both swell and break, all at the same time. When Anna is forced to move to Paris to attend SOAP (The School Of America in Paris), she’s anything but excited. Leaving Georgia means leaving behind her best friend, Bridgett and Toph – the boy who was maybe, almost hers. It’s Anna’s first time living away from home and to make matters worse she’s starting a new school in her senior year in a new country that doesn’t even speak a language she knows. You can imagine why she’s a little bit apprehensive. After settling in at her new boarding school Anna meets four friends who quickly take her under their wing – Mer, Rashmi, Josh and Étienne (St. Clair). Paris itself acts as a character all on it’s own as well. There is no way this story could have taken place in any other city and although the familiar locations they visit – Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower, The Seine River – are to be expected and kind of ~touristy, Anna is a tourist at the end of the day, she just happens to be staying a little longer than most. One of my favourite things about romance in novels is that you fall in love as the characters do and your heart swells and you get butterflies in your stomach during those pivotal scenes where things come soclose to happening. As Anna and Étienne grow closer you see their easy transition from new friends into best friends and you feel their struggle as life, actions and miscommunications take place. I loved this about the book! I loved that it wasn’t easy, and things got messy and shite (as Étienne would say) happened. I loved that Anna didn’t just sit quietly when her feelings were hurt and she couldn’t make since of St. Clair’s feelings for her, she called him out on it: He stares at me. Furious. Confused. I pause to steady my voice. “Why are you still with her?” Silence. “Fine. Don’t answer me. And you know what? Don’t call me either. We’re done. Bonne nuit.” I’m already stomping away when he replies. “Because I don’t want to be alone right now.” His voice echoes through the night. I turn around to face him one last time. “You weren’t alone, a**hole.” Ouch. When I read that part I was actually on the subway and had to keep from shouting out “YOU GO, GIRL!” and like, shaking my book in triumph over Anna’s braveness to stand up for herself and her heart. I feel like you don’t always get that in books, a lot of the time you get these girls who become doormats over and over again for the guy they’re head over heals with. Not Anna. She knows what’s up. She knows she deserves to be treated better than that and for that I give her mad props. (Yes, I just said ‘mad props’ in a book review) Overall, this book was funny, smart, heartwarming, exciting, breathtaking, marvelous, etc, etc.. you get the picture! I can’t believe it’s taken me SO LONG to get around to reading it (it’s been out for 2 years! TWO YEARS!) It’s definitely the kind of book I will read over and over again and then force all of my friends to read. I’m excited to move onto Lola and the Boy Next Door, which is the companion novel, and then follow that up with Isla and the Happily Ever After in 2013 because Stephanie Perkins and her pink hair are genius. These are feel good books. The kind of books you read when you want to sit with a goofy grin on your face and wish that a love like this would find you too. When/if this becomes a movie, you’d better believe I’ll be the first in line to by tickets.
Date published: 2012-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I saw this book a while ago in my recommended list but I never really paid attention until now. I don't understand why though, because it was absolutely fantastic. I hadn't read such a good teen book in a while and I would recommend it to anyone who likes funny love stories between teenagers. Basically, Emma is a 17 year old teenager from Atlanta whose divorced parents decide to send her to The School of America in Paris for her senior year. She must therefore leave her best friend Bridgette, her almost boyfriend Toph, her ex boyfriend Matt and her brother Sean behind. Her new circle of friends, however, includes the very handsome 18 year old British / American / French Étienne St-Clair. He will show her the best and worst of the city to make her feel like home, until their friendship reaches a new level. Not necessarily a good one, though. I cannot explain how brilliant this story is. Emma is totally awkward and clumsy, whereas St-Clair is the funny handsome one who speaks with a funny accent. Their friendship is just the cutest yet funniest thing in the world, without being just lovey-dovey Arm-Touching like most stories these days. I really appreciated the fact that Stephanie Perkins incorporated family problems, friend problems, but in a mature way. Very good novel, and I cannot wait to read other ones by this author.
Date published: 2012-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection There are some books that people rave about, and you have to wonder how good they can actually be. Anna and the French Kiss was one of those books. Every blogger and reviewer I came across gushed about this book. And with good reason. It really is as good as everyone says it is. I hate to be a gushing, squeeing fangirl, but I really, really loved this book! It was simple but in the most beautiful, brilliant, perfect way. I finished this book almost two weeks ago and I’ve been putting off my review because my thoughts are so personal; it’s like I want to be greedy and keep them all to myself. But this book was too good not to share, so here goes... I guess I’ll start with Anna. She was so likeable and easy to relate to. She reminded me a lot of myself in some ways - kind of unsure and awkward, wanting to fit in…I saw a lot of myself in her, right down to the gap in her front teeth. There’s this sweetness and innocence about her that I just loved. As for Etienne…I lost count of the times I swooned over that boy! He’s funny, sweet, smart, protective, easy-going, and wants to make people happy. He seems perfect, but he’s really not, and I loved that about him. Anna and Etienne’s relationship…I loved how they started out as friends, and I loved watching their relationship blossom. I thought the little observations they made about each other, and the fact that they knew each other so well was adorable. They talked about real things, and genuinely became best friends, even as their feelings for each other developed. I was rooting so hard for them to just get together already, but at the same time, I loved their friendship and the dynamic between them. Another thing that really drew me in was the setting. I went to Paris when I was 17 (same age as Anna, go figure); it’s so rare for me to read a book set somewhere I’ve actually been. Most books are set in fictional places, or big cities that I’ve never been like New York or London or Dublin or Chicago. But I’ve actually been to Paris, and I got to see a lot of the stuff Anna saw. I came to think of Paris as an extra character in the book, and loved the parts where Anna, Etienne, and their friends were out in the city doing things. I actually learned a few things too, which is always exciting for me because I love to learn, and I love to know seemingly useless little facts. My head is full of them. For instance, do you know the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard? I didn’t before reading Anna. Nor did I know the difference between a gargoyle and a chimera. This book was just perfection to me. I laughed (and laughed and laughed and laughed some more), cried, swooned, fell in love, and felt like I was losing a best friend when the story ended. Anna was such an incredible character, and I enjoyed following her on her journey as she learned sometimes-painful lessons about life, love, friendship, family, independence, and courage.
Date published: 2012-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I don’t normally read contemporary novels but I decided to take a chance on Anna and the French Kiss because everyone seems to love the novel and I can see why. It was fantastic it made me laugh and cry. As much as I love St. Clair I do want to smack him across the head has hard as I can. Stephanie’s writing sucks you in and everything Anna feels you feel. When she was angry or sad I was 10 times angrier or sad. If you’re a contemporary lover you need to pick up this series if you haven’t yet and if you don’t like contemporary you should reconsider it and use this novel as the foot step into that door.
Date published: 2012-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I would recommend anyone and everyone to read this book. It will make your heart beat, melt and so much more. Set in the City of Love, you will find this book enticing and hard to put down. An absolutely fantastic read.
Date published: 2012-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great book!! Oh, how I loved this book! I had only heard of Stephanie Perkins recently and had seen Anna and the French Kiss and her newer book, Lola and the Boy Next Door, reviewed on so many of the blogs I follow. Everyone seemed to agree that both books were fantastic, so I immediately had to put a hold on one at the library. The story is about Anna, who is starting a new year of school at a boarding school in France. She makes new friends and develops a crush, and has so much fun in the process. The only problem about Anna falling in love is that the boy she’s crushing on is already taken. Though, so is Anna, back home in America. I started reading this book at about 7:00 at night and even though my eyes were getting tired, I had to finish reading it, I was loving it so much. It’s been a long time since a book has made me laugh out loud and constantly, and this was one of those books. Some of the best things about this book, aside from the humour, is that it’s just a fun book to read. I loved reading about Paris and the shenanigans (can I get away with saying shenanigans?) that Anna and her friends got into. The romance was so perfect in this book, that I couldn’t help swooning and smiling and giggling like a schoolgirl when any romance between the two main characters, Anna and Etienne, came up. I read that Perkins started this book as a NaNoWriMo project, which is impressive. I participated this past November and it was hard work! I love that she came up with something so original and fun, which probably means she had so much fun writing it. Stephanie Perkins is one of my favourite authors now and I can’t wait to read everything she writes. If you like chick-lit, or romance, or just reading fun books, pick this one up. Just be sure to give yourself enough time in the day to read it because you will not want to put it down!
Date published: 2012-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!ADORABLE!! I bought this book while waiting on some other books i ordered online to come in. And I have to say that it was one of the most absolutely cute, and heartwarming stories I have ever read. I usually dont read romance because I find it to be a little cheesy, and very unrealistic but this book is the exception. I loved the writing style. The character were very well made. The setting was amazing. You can actually picture Paris. And I loved reading it from Anna's point of view. I especially loved St.Clair. Overall it is an amazing read, and you will certainly not be disappointed with this read.
Date published: 2012-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute, quick & fun read I have to admit, this book is really cute. I can see how people would fall in love with it. Gorgeous setting, charming love interest, all the teen angst that a good YA chick-lit needs. The friendship that develops between the main character and the guy in the story is adorable. I loved reading about all the places in Paris, and which just encourages me more to get over there one day! The love interest, St. Clair, is charmingly funny… a good-looking guy with an English accent living in Paris. Formidable! Some of the scenarios seemed a bit contrived (can’t they just catch a break!?) but overall the story is extremely cute and it was a nice, quick, fun book to break up all the lengthy ones I’ve been reading lately. I’d definitely recommend it for a fun beach read! This and other reviews can be found at JustALilLost.com
Date published: 2012-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Magical! Three words I would use to describe this book: Hilarious. Heartwarming. BRILLIANT. I was looking for another 'H' word to summarize it, but brilliant seemed to fit better than anything else — because that's exactly what Stephenie Perkins proved she was by writing this book! Everything about it was just so magical. I've always wanted to go to Paris, and reading this book fueled my desire even more. Perkins has an amazing talent of writing details so that you're always intrigued and never bored. The storyline was perfectly crafted, and the way she wrote such specific aspects about her characters made them that much easier to connect to. Anna was the perfect voice for the novel! Her thoughts were always fun and hilarious to follow; I could always relate to her no matter what she did. And her chemistry with St. Clair stole my breath away every time. They were perfect together. But Perkins didn't just write "they were perfect together" — the author showed it through moments that were just as much fun to read as I'm sure they were for Anna to experience. Beautiful, enchanting, and one-hundred percent entertaining, I have to say that Anna and the French Kiss was honestly my favourite contemporary novel of the year! I recommend it wholeheartedly! Stephenie Perkins is definitely an author I'm going to watch out for. :) BUY or BORROW?: This is a contemporary shelf must-have! Buy it and love it and gush about it with me!
Date published: 2012-01-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nothing Special Anna And the French Kiss was cute and fun, but juvenile. Being a sucker for all things France, I felt that I must read this book. It was good, but very one dimensional. Both the characters, and the story fell flat. I’m pretty sure that the only reason why I even liked it a little was because of the setting. My heart leapt every time Stephanie Perkins mentioned a Parisian landmark. But the story unfolded in an eye-rollingly predictable way. You should read this book if: you are young, you love France, and you want things to turn out exactly the way the world doesn’t work.
Date published: 2011-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LoveLoveLove I get it. I finally get why everyone was always gushing over Anna and recommending it to everyone. This book was so full of win and I adored it *HUGS* I seriously loved everything about it, everything! I loved the setting, the premise, the characters, the ending, all of it! From page one, I had the feeling that I would love Anna and the French Kiss. Anna is entering her last year of high school and her famous novelist dad decides to send her to Paris for a distinguish education. I got a clear feeling of Anna's mix of emotions over the decision; yes it's Paris, she should be excited! but it's also her last year of high school, how devastating to be leaving everything behind! Anna was an awesome main character, she's funny, a little awkward, a movie buff, and she just really wants to fit in Paris. Luckily she meets a great group of people, including The Etienne St. Clair. These people were awesome, I want them for my friends! Now Etienne. Or St. Clair as he's affectionately known as *giggle*. This boy had me from his first appearance. He's super cute, has amazing hair, and is an American with an English accent living in Paris..got that? Yeah, Anna was confused too haha. Etienne, to me, seemed like one of those rare people who are just so loved by everyone, they're super nice and funny and just amazing. The friendship Anna forms with the group, and Etienne especially, was one that warmed my heart and made me 'aww' so much. So. Freaking. Adorable. The sexual tension in this book was so palpable it could've made me blush. I had my breath held for a lot of the book waiting until something cracked or someone slipped. There were some nail biting moments and I was so afraid a line would be crossed the characters wouldn't be able to go back from. By the end I might as well have shot off fireworks and showered myself with sparkles my heart was bursting with joy and that warm feeling you get when you see baby animals. I don't know what else to say about this book without going all fangirl and 'like omg I luv it!' /gushswoongush Bottom Line OMG GUYS READ THIS. If you're in a reading slump, need a feel good read, some smushy romance, a new guy to crush over, a laugh, or any other reason/situation under the sun, read it! Review also here: http://allofeverythingforyou.blogspot.com/2011/09/review-anna-and-french-kiss-by.html
Date published: 2011-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Story set in Paris OMG!!! This is the best book EVER. I am surprised I didnt read it earlier! My emotions during the whole book was up and down, and Etienne...... (mouth-watering) Perkins did an excellent job with this novel set in Paris, France. I could picture the way Paris looked by the way Perkins describe it, if I was really there! The whole novel was brilliant, the connection between Etienne and Anna from beginning to end showed how much they are soul mates. They had ups and downs during the whole novel but, what best friends wouldn't and their cute nicknames. I just fell in love with this whole book. The last part of the novel.......I just loved the whole scene... Overall, reading this novel put me a good mood, with romantics and just plain in love with the city of love (Paris) Anna and the French Kiss is now one of my favourites its officially in the top 10 also. If you have not read this book yet, I recommend you move it up on your TBR list, because its totally worth it! http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/
Date published: 2011-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Sweet and Easy Read Review first published at http://unautrehistoire.blogspot.com/ I think I am going to be one of the firsts to say I didn't LOVE Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. For me to love a book, there needs to be something more then what was found in Anna. However, in the same breath, I will say that I did really enjoy the novel. I thought the story was engaging, I never got bored while reading this book. I did laugh when I was supposed to, I groaned in embarrassment when I supposed to, I got mad at all the right moments. Perkins definitely wrote a fun and easy to read book, and what I liked the best about this novel was the characters and how they fit together. Anna was a likable protagonist. She was sweet and wanted to fit in, which is a natural desire for a girl of 17 who enteres a setting that is unfamiliar to her. What I really appreciated about Anna, was how uncomplicated she was and how uncomplicated she made things. I never rolled my eyes because she wasn't catching onto things the way I thought she needed to. She made an effort to make new friends, and then proceeded to make an effort in finding her place in the new group. Don't get me wrong, Anna was not perfect, she had her insecurities just like every teenaged girl, and sometimes her insecurities would be her downfall. But, for the most part she was able to move beyond them. I didn't love St.Claire as much as every other Anna and the French Kiss Reader. I thought he was a good friend to Anna, a really good friend. But anything beyond a platonic relationship I wasn't sure about. There were a few decisions that he made regarding his relationship with Anna where I was like "Forget it Anna, he's not good enough". I was very protective of her. But I did like St.Claire. I just preferred him as Anna's friend, not Anna's boyfriend. The whole group of friends was something I loved. They were very supportive of one another and very loyal (that's something that I love to read about), they were also very forgiving, and although that is not all that realistic, I found it terribly sweet. I liked the way Perkins writes a novel. It's not easy to put down, and not because you can't put it down because you need to know what's going to happen next, but because you don't want to put it down, because its a pleasure to read. She writes in a way that's easy to read. The words flow, and the characters become your friends. I really appreciated that. Its safe for me to now say that I am excited for the companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, which is due to be released in the fall. I, myself look forward to another weekend on my couch with this one.
Date published: 2011-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm in love. This book. Absolutely amazing. This book, made me feel all giddy and happy inside – Got to love books like that! It just had that power to actually make me feel butterflies inside. So cute! I cannot get over how great it was. I am in love. Now, definitely one of my favorite books of all time. Gah, just so cute! There is simply no other way to explain in. Absolutely amazing.
Date published: 2011-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In love with this book. When Anna fell in love, so did I. When she was happy, I was happy, When she was sad, I was sad. When she messes up and feels stupid, so do I. Etienne made me grin ear to ear. He made me want to hop onto a plane and find my French British American love. I found myself reading his lines in a british accent. I love him, and hate him at time. Etienne St. Clair (L). Stephanie Perkins just might be my new favourite writer. I'm looking forward to reading more from her. She's great, and so are her characters. So real to me. If you haven't read it already, READ IT NOW. You will fall in love with Paris, and St. Clair. And also Anna, can't forget Anna.
Date published: 2011-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Words Cannot Describe My Love for this Book! I heard an endless amount of great things about Anna and the French Kiss, so I knew that I just HAD to get my hands on a copy. People were absolutely in love with this book, so I couldn't help but having very high expectations before starting it. I started this on a Saturday morning and finished it that very night! So yes, I am another reader who absolutely fell in love with this book. I don't know how I can possibly sum it all up in a review because SO much happens. There are an endless amount of things that just makes this book so DARN good. It was so captivating and amazing and just so lovely. I was whisked away in this story, and now I know why everyone was gushing about it! Anna Oliphant's life is about to change drastically. She is a high school senior who has everything she could ever want; a job, friends, a crush and her family. Her father is a best-selling author who suddenly decides that he wants his daughter to attend boarding school in Paris. She is scared, upset, stunned and devastated about leaving her family, friends and life behind. Anna can't speak a word of french. She is whisked away into a world that brings a lot of change. When her parents leave her in her room, she breaks down into tears. Her neighbor, Meredith cannot help but overhear her. The two girls meet, and soon, Anna meets the rest of Meredith's friends, one being Etienne St. Claire. The first thing Anna notices about him is his hair. Oh yes, the hair. His gorgeous dark hair. Anna soon finds out from the rest of Meredith's friends that all the girls swoon over St. Claire. She also learns that he is in a long term, serious relationship. Anna meets new people and she get's to know her friends more. She tries to find her place as she struggles to speak french, navigate her way around the beautiful city of Paris and figure out how she really feels about St. Claire. The two of them become fast friends, and in the city of romance who knows what could happen. Though, things aren't that easy. Things happen, events occur, people talk, relationships cause trouble and tension rises. This isn't your simple romance novel, get ready for a roller coaster filled with ups and downs. Anna tries to find her way and discover herself during so. Real, strong emotions will fly out at you as you read about Anna and her experiences in Paris. This was an amazing whirlwind of drama, love, heartache, romance, friendship, discovery and so much more!!! I recommend this to anyone who loves a good YA romance novel, because this is by far the best contemporary/romance YA book I have ever read. 5/5 2011-014
Date published: 2011-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book This book gets a 5/5 stars for me it was an AMAZING book and I'm so happy I read it. I heard about this book from a review on Youtube and as soon as I heard the discription I wanted to get it, this book was great I loved the characters and St Clair was amazing ( sorry I keep saying that ) and Anna was great as well I really liked seeing things through her eyes, and now I really want to go to the Notra Dame ( pretty sure I spelled that wrong ) The only thing that got to me was that at times I wanted to yell COME ON at the characters that was the only flaw to this book. I highy recommend this book it was great and I look forward to other works by perkins. :0)
Date published: 2011-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK EVER! So, i never write reviews on books online but the second i finished it i had to let people know about it, all i can say about this book is wow. like, you would look at it and think its just another teen book, but it is so much more. i thought i would enjoy this book, but i ended up falling head over heels for it. I have not liked a book so much since Rick Riordans Lost hero came out, and thats saying something. These characters are amazing and oh my goodness everything in this book is amazing! it will open your eyes to so many things! and it helps that there is cute boys, an independant girl and an amazing plot! everyone can relate to this book and i hope it makes Stephanie Perkins a millionaire because boy does she deserve it! And, if stephanie ever reads this (cross your fingers she will) i want to tell her to write a billion more books! i don't think i have ever related more to two characters like i do st. clair and anna, i absoloutley LOVE This book, and please write a thousand more like this one! you are an AMAZING author, and i can't wait to hear a new charming fascinating and captivating love story from you!
Date published: 2011-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You'll Fall in Love With This One! Anna and the French Kiss is everything you could ever want in a romantic, contemporary YA novel… and yes, it most definitely lives up to all the hype. It will meet your expectations and surpass them in a way you didn’t think was even possible! It’s more than just a romance novel- it’s a story of friendship, of first love, and braving the unknown all in the heart of the beautiful city of Paris. Anna’s not exactly thrilled when her famous author father ships her off to Paris to attend an elite boarding school, especially when it means leaving behind back home in Atlanta her very best friend and a crush that was about to be something more. All alone in an unfamiliar city with no knowledge of the language and no friends, Anna feels it’s going to be a horrible senior year. But meeting a new group of friends is not as difficult as it seems and that includes the beautiful- and also taken- Étienne St. Clair. Even when she knows it’s wrong to like him that way, she can’t help it and falls for him... but can they ever be together when obstacles keep getting in their way? Anna is a great female lead with a strong head on her shoulders. She may be attending boarding school because of her father’s money, but she’s very down-to-earth. While she’s initially afraid to really experience and make the most of the opportunity she has to learn about such an historic city and culture, she really does come into her own during the novel. Watching how she grows as a person was almost as fun as seeing how she steadily becomes closer to Étienne. She’s also sensible and doesn’t completely pine away for him after she learns he has a girlfriend; his friendship is worth more to her than anything and she completely earned my respect in that regard. Étienne St. Clair. He might just take your breath away and make you swoon… and that’s all I’ll say. The romance that unfolds between Anna and Étienne is one of the best I’ve had the pleasure of reading. They’re both realistic characters and therefore have flaws and make mistakes, but that only endeared them to me even more. As soon as the two meet, you can already sense it in the air that they have a connection and as the novel progresses, there’s always this sort of underlying attraction- and tension- you can almost feel whenever the pair are together. Even as Anna and Étienne become closer and closer as friends, learning about each other’s families and relying one another for support in difficult times, you’re left waiting… waiting for the moment that they both finally realize how right they are together. Anna and the French Kiss is the perfect novel to read if you’re looking for a well-written romance story set in one of the most romantic cities of the world. You’ll fall in love with this novel, rooting for Anna and Étienne from the very beginning. You’re missing out on something wondrously good if you still haven’t read Anna and the French Kiss yet and I’m most definitely looking forward to the companion novel, Lola and the Boy Next Door… though I have a difficult time thinking how Stephanie Perkins can top this one! You can also read my review here: http://midnightbloomreads.blogspot.com/2011/01/anna-and-french-kiss-by-stephanie.html
Date published: 2011-01-22
Rated out of 5 by from Funny, sweet and romantic I heard of this book through a video on vlogbrothers. So of course I bought it, read it, and loved it. I cannot say how long it's been that I've enjoyed a book this much. A lighthearted read, Anna and the French Kiss, is about a girl who is sent to attend school in Paris for her senior year. Culturally, Paris is a far cry from what Anna is use to in Atlanta. She feels very out of place but quickly finds friends who help her along. She meets St. Clair and he, very kindly, shows shy Anna the city of Paris. Together they become close friends and help each other through some very tough times. Anna and the French Kiss is funny, romantic, and genuinely very sweet. I highly recommend this as one of the top YA books I have read. It's very fresh. I was trying to decide which book to compare it with, but I have decided this is a novel that will stick with me in its own category. It definitely deserves that much. Read this book and DFTBA!
Date published: 2010-12-20

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Anna And The French Kiss

by Stephanie Perkins

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.22 × 5.66 × 1.09 in

Published: August 9, 2011

Publisher: Speak

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142419400

ISBN - 13: 9780142419403

From the Publisher




Anna can''t wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she''s not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He''s taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits?

"Magical. Anna and the French Kiss really captures the feeling of being in love." - Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments series

“Anna and the French Kiss charms [readers] with its Parisian setting and très bien boy.”
—MTV.com

"Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book." - Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author

"Tantalizing pacing, sparkling repartee, vibrant supporting characters . . ." - Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay

"Imagine a mug of rich, thick hot chocolate. Now add a swirl of sweet whipped cream. Yummy? Oui. Well, Anna and the French Kiss is richer, sweeter, and--yes--even hotter. You''re in for a very special treat." --Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of Peace, Love and Baby Ducks and Let It Snow


 

About the Author

Stephanie Perkins (www.stephanieperkins.com) lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
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