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 Étienne 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? (goodreads)
I absolutely ADORE this book! I tend to stick to paranormal and fantasy reads, but this has been one of my favorite reads of all time! Anna and the French Kiss is another on of those books where after reading it, and reflecting on all of those great reviews I read, I couldn't help but think "Why did I wait so long to read this?!" As soon as I finished it, I wanted to pick it right back up and start all over again!
Anna is sent to an American boarding school in Paris. She quickly makes some new friends but feels immensely out of place and is afraid to travel outside of her dorm room. The extent of her French begins and ends with "wee", which she only recently learned is actually spelled 'oui'. With the help of her friends,she gets out of the dorm and experiences a life in Paris she never thought possible.
"I'm a little distracted by this English French American Boy Masterpiece" (pg. 26). Aren't we all? If you haven't read it yet, you will feel the same once you do. Reading from Anna's POV, I felt like I was falling in love with Étienne St. Clair right along with her. I loved the main characters completely. Anna and St. Clair were perfectly written. Their interactions were funny and sweet. I was laughing, sighing and "aww"ing throughout the entire book.
The storyline was perfectly paced and I could not stop turning pages, not that I wanted to. I had Anna and the French Kiss devoured in a matter of hours, I could not put it down. I can not wait to read the companion novels Stephanie will be releasing: Lola and the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After. If You've not read Anna yet, place a hold on it at the library, borrow (or steal) it from a friend/family member or, better yet, run out to your nearest bookstore right this second and buy it! You will not regret it!
Release Date: December 2, 2010
Pages: 372 (hardcover)
Others in Series: Lola and the Boy Next Door (September 29, 2011), Isla and the Happily Ever After (2012)
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