Wednesday, April 13, 2011

K is for Kiss (the French kind!)

I am away from my regular internet connection for the next week so I'm blogging from my cell phone. I'm trying to visit other people's blogs but some of them just don't display properly on a cell phone screen (sidebars sit nicely on top of posts so I can't read them!). If you've followed me and I haven't followed you back yet, I'll get to that next week when I'm back home!

Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins

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?

(Summary from Goodreads)




I'd seen so much positive hype about this book that I couldn't wait to read it! But a few chapters in I found myself thinking... what's all the fuss about?

And then! Then I started to see... and I totally fell in love with this book! It's funny and witty and it oh so perfectly captures that angsty "Does he like me? Doesn't he like me?" question that -- come on -- we've ALL experienced! And I loved being inside Anna's head -- I could totally relate to her shyness, her neat-freak ways, her germ phobia and her I'd-so-rather-just-stay-in-and-watch-a-movie-than-go-out-and-party feelings. And St Clair! St Clair... *sigh* There are no words...

All I have to say is: GO READ THIS BOOK! It'll make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, like a steaming mug of creamy hot chocolate on a cold day (without the calorie-guilt!)


8 comments:

Siv Maria said...

Thanks for the tip :)

Mara Nash said...

It's sitting on my shelf but I haven't read it yet. It's part of the long TBR list!

Ann said...

Well after that endorsement I will have to read it.

Carol Riggs said...

That sounds like a good book--thanks for the review! It's so great to hear of a book that is warm and fuzzy-provoking. Not all books have to be racing and heart-stopping in a thriller way. ;o)

Kittie Howard said...

Lovely review. Thanks! I've heard mostly great things about this book and am saving it for our trip to the beach this summer.

Michael Di Gesu said...

I heard great things about this book.

Cally Jackson said...

Doh, now all I can think about is hot chocolate! :-)

Lynda R Young said...

I've heard good things about this book. Thanks for the review :)