September 06, 2012

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Description:  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?

Epic Wins:
  • Pairs- Perkins has an awesome gift of presenting a setting. I could see and feel Pairs around me as I read.
  • Anna- I wasn’t expecting this but Anna was hilarious. There were so many line that I laughed at that came through her thoughts. I loved her passion for movies, such a unique hobby.
  • St. Clair- British Accent + French Name + From America= Confusingly hot. He was so cute sometimes and just perfect for Anna.
  • Rashmi- she was an unforeseen friend. I liked her she was very honest in a blunt way.
  • Meredith- She was like a teddy bear, so sweet and kind.
  • Josh- Dark artist type but the dudes got mad talent.
  • Something about Anna stumped me (a lot like something about Harry stumped Voldemort). This book threw me for a loop and then some. I’m just sad I didn’t pick it up sooner.
  • Message 1: Sometimes in this world you just have to find someone that makes you laugh, so in those dark times you can find yourself laughing.
  • Message 2: Go outside your fear and explore your surroundings.
  • Message 3: Good friends are a must.

Epic Fails:
  • Yes I know this is totally unnecessary but I must mention that there are a couple occasions where they drink. It felt more like a warning against drinking then anything else.

Overall: Stunned, mystified, and ready for Lola. I even had a book coma. *Bows to the great and powerful Perkins.* A bowl full of awesomesauce, that’s what this book was. 

Kare Out


  1. I've soooo wanted to read this book! I went to my library to look for the audiobook (because I ran out of audiobooks for my daily car ride), but all they had was the eBook, which I couldn't figure out how to download.

  2. I really liked this book but there wasn't a wow moment for me that would have made it a 5/5 read for me. I felt there was something missing in Anna's book. All I know is that by the time I got to Lola's book I was still skeptical about Perkin's and the awesomeness everyone seems to have over her writing. It took me to the very last few pages of Lola to love her story but I have to say I love Lola more than Anna.

    Have fun reading Lola's story!
    Thanks for the great review!


Let me know what you think was an epic win or an epic fail, or if you feel like it make robot sound like beep beep boo bop. Really I could careless just keep it clean.