Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Book description (from Goodreads) –

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 Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne 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.


When Anna’s father decides to send her to Paris for her senior year, she is not happy. At first Anna feels alone and out of place at her new school, but she soon starts to make friends, including St.Clair. As their friendship grows so does their connection.

There is just one problem – St. Clair has a girlfriend. As much as Anna wishes it were different, she knows that she and St. Clair can only be friends; nevertheless, when St. Clair starts displaying mixed signals, Anna can’t help but wonder if maybe, just maybe, he is falling for her too.


Anna and the French Kiss is one of those books that when you finish reading it, you think to yourself, “I’m so glad I read this book.” There are moments in the book where you will laugh out loud and other moments that are so romantic that you will melt. The characters are easy to connect with and the story portrays a realistic view of what it would be like to fall in love with a friend. A beautifully written book by Stephanie Perkins.



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