Anna and the French Kiss
By: Stephanie Perkins
Review by: Haley
On Sale: Now
Bonjour. Merci. Croissant.
These three words are pretty much the entirety of Anna Oliphant’s French vocabulary. Sporting streaked hair, band tees, and a distinctive accent, she’s about as All-American as they come. So when her father decides to ship her off to study abroad in France her senior year of high school, you can imagine the depth of Anna’s despair. Never — not in a million years — did she think she would be studying in Paris, thousands of miles away from her friends, family, and cute crush, the guy she only recently worked up the nerve to kiss. So spending her senior year in France? Anna’s not a fan.
That is…until she meets Etienne St. Clair: American-British hybrid hottie with an English accent, perfect French, and major charisma. Only one thing stands in Anna’s way — he has a girlfriend (and the majority of the female population at the French academy lined up to take her place). But it is the City of Light. And as Anna soon learns, anything can happen.
This book is très fantastique! Stephanie Perkins is a master at describing Paris. Though I haven’t been lucky enough to visit the city myself, her beautiful accounts of French architecture, food, and people make me feel as if I, too, have lived there for a year. Then there’s the romance: St. Clair is one of the most likeable love interests I have ever read. With the added bonus of Anna being a relatable, fully dimensional character, she and St. Clair are my new favorite OTP! If you are looking for heartstopping romance and enchanting travels, Anna and the French Kiss is for you. Kiss hot Texas summer nights goodbye, and say bonjour to the City of Light!
Stephanie Perkins will be at the Texas Teen Book Festival with her latest book, There’s Someone Inside Your House, on October 7 at St. Edwards University! Check out more details on the event here!