Anna and the French Kiss
by Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Release Date: December 2, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Love love LOVED it. I read this in less than 24 hours... I just didn't want to stop reading, and I was sad when it ended. Every character is well written - flawed and realistic. I felt like I knew them, that Anna's friends were my friends. Ugh, and St. Clair is completely swoon-worthy and now possibly my favorite male fictional character. What made this love story so sweet, is that it wasn't an instant romance. It was the gradual, real, relationship building good stuff.
I have to say that I also loved that this book took place in Paris! I actually studied abroad right outside of Paris when I was in college and it was hands down one of the BEST experiences of my life. I could relate to Anna about how she learned her way around the city (except I didn't hesitate to get out and do things). Reading about the city and her experiences was like the cherry on top of the best sundae ever (I know, complete and utter CHEESE... but this book does that to me)!
This made it onto my favorites book shelf. I know this is a book I'll be picking up again and again. Seriously, one of the best YA books I've read. I can not wait to read more from Stephanie Perkins.