Friday, June 3, 2011

ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French KissAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins



From Goodreads:

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 √Čtienne St. Claire: 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?


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I can't believe it's taken me so long to read this book. And I can't believe I'm posting on Afterglow twice this week--that might be my quota for the month. But I am positively, absolutely glowing about this book. And that's the name of the blog, right? I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK. It reminded me of falling in love for the first time. Even though I've never been to Paris. I totally related to Anna and so much of what she does in the book (in particular, I distinctly remember stealing glances at a cute boy in a movie theater in my peripheral vision. LOL). I loved the boy, Etienne. The friends were real, but not perfect. And they were nice. It was group of people I wished I knew.


Contemporary YA at it's finest. Read it.

9 comments:

  1. I've got this one on my Goodreads to-read shelf! Woo hoo!

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  2. Can't get enough of this book. Etienne is just the cutest love interest ever! And I loved Anna's voice!

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  3. I loved this one too! Thanks for the review.

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  4. so glad you enjoyed this one... wasn't etienne just so swoon worthy :) *sigh*... I'll have to re-read it soon! thanks for the reminder!

    Diana

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  5. I just read this recently too. I don't usually love romances but I loved this one.

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  6. So glad you guys liked the review--thank you. I tweeted it and Stephanie Perkins herself sent me a nice thank you! ::fangirl squee::

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  7. I was literally ready to book my flight and head to Paris that evening. She makes you want to be in that world, those moments, the beauty. Truly breathtaking and I love how personable Stephanie Perkins is. Her books are just as awesome as she is!!!

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  8. I read this in February and I'm STILL gushing about it to people (especially after I got to meet Stephanie Perkins in April--she's SO sweet). I hear her second novel is EVEN BETTER!!!

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  9. I just a copy of this and can't wait to fall in love with it like everybody who reads it seems to. Glad you enjoyed it :-)

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