“Stephanie Perkins’s characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good.” -Rainbow Rowell, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Anna can’t wait for 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 when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets Étienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Stephanie Perkins brilliantly captures the charms of Paris—cozy cafes, jewel-box pastries, art-house cinemas, breathtaking monuments—and brings to life a warmhearted tale of a friendship that may be turning into something more. When aspiring film critic Anna Oliphant’s pompous father sends her to boarding school for her senior year of high school, she’s crestfallen to leave behind her best friend and the green-eyed boy she likes. But her deepening bonds with a tight-knit crew that includes the short, beautiful, and charismatic history buff Étienne St. Clair start to make her adopted city feel like home. Perkins’ teenage characters are witty and interesting; her sparkling writing makes reading about falling in love a delightful adventure.
Kim Mai Guest delivers a pitch-perfect performance in the audio version of this confectionery romance about Anna Oliphant, an Atlanta high school student whose parents suddenly decide to send her to a posh Paris boarding school for her senior year. Although Anna initially resists her year abroad, she soon becomes intoxicated with the city, its food, its movie theaters, and most of all fellow student Etienne St. Clair. Guest's narration is enchanting, hitting all the marks in her portrayal of Anna: sighing impatiently at her author father (who is a spot-on parody of novelist Nicholas Sparks), squealing with convincing excitement at the attentions of male suitors, gurgling with revulsion when one of them vomits on her after a night of binge drinking. Additionally, her rendition of the school's requisite "mean girl," the air-headed Amanda, is equally enjoyable. Guest enhances this standard teen romance with her sparkling performance. A Speak paperback.
Loved loved loved Anna & Etienne
To get the negative out I found a few typos and errors in the digital copy of this book but whatever.....onto the positive. What a charismatic and romantic story. It's stories like these that transport you into different times different places and even different memories. I'll need to purchase a hard cover copy to keep. Definitely a favorite!!!! Could not wait until I was able to continue reading. Such an easy tone to the story. The author did amazing!!!! A must read for hopeless romantics everywhere! pls read!!!!!
Anna and the French Kiss
I am absolutely in love with this book! It is my new all-time favorite! Even though it was some what predictable, it had enough twists and turns to keep you involved. I LOVE it! I just bought it two days ago and I've already read it 2 1/2 times! It's the best!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
I am completely in love with this book. The characters and story line are so well written. I have read this book so many times. Highly recommend!