Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


Book Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Series: Anna and the French Kiss #1
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Publication Date: December 2nd 2010
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Age Range: 12-17 years old
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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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 Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?


I absolutely devoured this book. By devoured, I mean DEVOURED. I was put off by the title at first but I looked it up and there were tons of amazing reviews plus a lot of my favorite BookTubers loved it too so I decided to read it. I’m so happy that I gave it a chance because I am in love.

I think this book was well-written, smooth in fact. It actually felt like I was with them, that’s how comfortable I find this book. The main characters’ banter and their sense of humor contributed a lot to the atmosphere, I feel like. Also, I fell head over heels in love with Etienne St. Clair (as if I need more fictional characters to fall in love with).

I love contemporary books and this satisfied my needs. This is a cute and light-hearted read that I think would be perfect for most contemporary fans like myself; or if you’re just in a reading slump and you want out, I think this could be your cure. Go read it, if you haven’t already.

All book cover photos and summaries are taken from Goodreads.


3 thoughts on “Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

  1. […] I hate the stigma around “trashy” reads. In my opinion, there is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying books that don’t feature social issues every now and then. For this one, and there is no doubt in my mind, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins! I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS YEARS AGO WHEN I FIRST READ IT. This has inspired my love and curiosity of France, and I may or may not have tried French lessons because I thought it may come in handy when I land myself an Étienne St. Clair of my own. 😉 You can read my review of the book here. […]


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