Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Anna and the French Kiss -Stephanie Perkins

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Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Author website: http://www.stephanieperkins.com/
Rating (1-5): 5
Cover rating: 5
Description: Anna was 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. So she's less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris — until she meets √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, √Čtienne has it all . . . including a serious girlfriend.
But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss? Stephanie Perkins keeps the romantic tension crackling and the attraction high in a debut guaranteed to make toes tingle and hearts melt.
Holy crepes! I am in love, so, so madly in love with this novel. In the past week, I have read it twice. I simply can't get enough of it. Every word, every line, every sentence, every page warms my heart. J'adore this novel! J'adore! J'adore! J'adore! I wish I could say more in French, but I truly don't remember anything from my high school French classes. :( Anywho...
Stephanie Perkin's debut novel has me hooked. It is in my top 5 favorite book of all time. I actually think it may be competing with my favorite novel of all time. (Just Listen- Sarah Dessen) Perkins writing reminds me of Sarah Dessen. Every word is beautiful. I know I will be following Perkins career for as long as she is writing. I am already desperately waiting for her next novel, Lola and the Boy Next Door.
Anna is a wonderful character. She's smart and funny. I love her passion for films, it reminds me of my passion for books. I'm also jealous of her, I would have LOVED to spend my senior year abroad. But, I do understand her reluctance at first. When something feels forced, you'll always want to apposite. I thought her trepidation to explore the city was funny. She made me giggle. I adored her sense of humor. She's a character that everyone can find something to relate to. She finds her way into your heart and stays there.
And Etienne St. Clair, I think I bloody love you and your international self! Almost every time you are featured on a page I am laughing out loud! You're a fabulous friend and boyfriend. Witty, funny, charming, quirky. It's no wonder I fell in love with you after your first line. He's different from other boys in novels. He's not the sports jock. He's intelligent, damaged, and he has an accent. I mean really, could you be anymore wonderful St. Clair? On top of all your wonderful traits you have to have that accent that makes all the girls swoon.
Stephanie Perkins, will you please write forever? You are one of my new favorite authors. I will be following your career step by step. You amaze me. Your writing will take you wonderful places. I can't wait for December 2, so everyone else can read your stunning novel. And so I can buy my "finished copy." By the way, you described France so beautifully. It is exactly how I imagine it in my mind. I can't wait until I can visit in person, but for now I have Anna's view of France! :)


  1. Oh, Miranda! What an incredible review. Thank you for all of these amazing — AMAZING!— compliments. Just Listen is one of my favorite novels, too. Sarah Dessen is a goddess. I'm honored to be mentioned in the same sentence!

    I will try my best to write forever. ;)

    Thank you again for this wonderful review!

  2. Alright, so you read Jenna Fox and Audrey Wait and I will read this one!

    I am all kinds of jazzed to read this one now, M! Did you get the ARC through a tour or Ms. Perkins publisher?

    <3 G

  3. Wow! This sounds like a fantastic book! If it can be compared to Just Listen you can absolutely count me in! Thank you for this honest, enthusiastic review!

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  5. I have only heard good things about this book and from your gushing I'm pretty sad that it doen't come out till dec. :( great review and thanks! I'm here from the hop and following :)