March 18, 2011
REVIEW: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
When Anna is uprooted from her last year in High school in Atlanta, Georgia and forced to attend boarding school in Paris, she is not happy.
But when she meets heartthrob Etienne St. Clair. the summer starts to look up, maybe with the prospect of romance in the mix...
I tremendously enjoyed this vibrant novel by author Stephanie Perkins.
The characters were true-to-life, all bringing a unique characteristic to the table that completed the overall mood of lightheartedness. The plot was well developed, each stage bringing you a step closer to the enjoyable outcome.
Pure escapism, this novel was light, fun and easy to read. It kept you interested with not a dull moment. I didn't find any characters that annoyed me and I think that Anna was a well drawn protagonist, with Etienne coming in as a great male lead.
I will definitely check out the companion novel where Anna and Etienne make an appearance, Lola and the Boy Next Door.
I recommend this book for teenage girls aged 12- 17 - Great Fun!