Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Usbourne Publishing (Jan 2014 - Dec 2010 in the US)

Anna has everything figured out - she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a great weekend job, and her huge work crush looked as if it might finally be going somewhere... Until her dad decides to send her 4383 miles away to Paris. On her own.
But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna finds herself making new friends, including Etienne, the smart, beautiful boy from the floor above. But he’s taken – and Anna might be too. Will a year of romantic near-missed end with the French kiss she’s been waiting for?
Oh wow, a review! I know I have been slacking but I do sadly have a full-time job that fuels my book addiction.

I have had no desire to read this series (Anna is the first) but then I saw the gorgeous UK covers and was tempted into buying this one and the second, Lola and the Boy Next Door.

When I started this, I had no idea it would result in me simply not sleeping until the book was done. 

It is cute, funny and believable with fun, memorable characters. I actually wish this series will be the next YA novels to make it to the big screen, as I think it would translate really well.

I do not want to say much else. If you are a fan of Sarah Dessen and similar reads, pick this one up and then go buy the other two!