About: Anna and the French Kiss is a fiction novel written by Stephanie Perkins. It was published on 12/2/2010 by Dutton Juvenile, 372 pages. The genres are young adult, romance, contemporary, chick lit, realistic fiction, etc. There are 3 books in this series: book 1 is Anna and the French Kiss, book 2 is Lola and the Boy Next Door, and book 3 is Isla and the Happily Ever After. The setting of this book is in Paris, France.
My Experience: I started reading Anna and the French Kiss on 10/7/16 and finished it on 10/13/16. I like the start of the book. It’s very humorous and I can relate, especially of my knowledge of Paris. I really enjoy the humor in this book and I caught myself laughing on a few occasions. This book’s atmosphere is light and easy going. There are mean girls and high school drama but it was focused more on friendships and family. Added bonus is going to school abroad. Reading this book, I learned that it’s better to express our feelings and either face acceptance or rejections than to keep it bottled up inside and pretend. I also liked learning the slang Parisians terms: Shite, Pissed, and what else.. hehe..
Anna Oiliphant is a high school senior from Atlanta, GA. Her parents are, hmm.. interesting to read about by her description. This book follows entirely on her point of view. She moves to Paris to attend School of America in Paris (SOAP) without knowing how to speak the language. I like following her thinking at the start of the book but I feel frustrated with her stubbornness as the story goes on. Her complaints are over the top and her romance is abrupt. Her jealousy is uncalled for. Her imagination on potential love runs wild.
Etienne St. Clair is a handsome American with an English accent. The book might have repeatedly described how beautiful he is a thousand times, mostly by Anna. I would label him as a player or womanizer any day! His character is okay in this book. His parents is hmm.. another interesting read. He’s short, bite his nails, and afraid of height and yet.. charisma and good looks wins all.Pro: humor, easy going, going abroad for school, fast paced,
Con: Meredith never found out what happened between Amanda and Anna. At least acknowledged it. As a parent, I don’t know if I love the concept of parents being put down so much.
I rate it 4.5 stars!
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***Disclaimer: I borrowed this book from my local public library and my opinions are honest.