Friday, July 6, 2012

Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

On her senior year of high school in Atlanta, Anna's father decides to send her to a boarding school in France so she could experience life. Anna is furious and does not want to leave her friends especially Toph, who is showing interest in her.

When she arrives in France, Anna realizes that life at the boarding school is different from the life at her old school. Anna becomes afraid that she won't fit in and that she won't make any friends until she meets Etienne St. Clair. Meeting St. Clair shows Anna that life in France is not too bad after all.
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This book was highly recommended and was raved to be one of the best love stories out there, so I had pretty high hopes. Unfortunately, it was not the five star I was expecting.

The book was cute but too predictable. It's pretty much the whole young girl meets handsome boy with British accent, falls for him but unfortunately he has a girlfriend, but hey they fall in love. Though the story wasn't as original, I couldn't help but smile at many parts.

I liked how Anna grows up in the book and comes to learn that people need second chances. I also enjoyed the fact that even though she was in France, she still stayed "innocent." I really enjoyed her character.

In all, this was a very delightful summer read.

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