Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss  - Stephanie Perkins

(This was a reread, so don't worry!)



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?


My opinion:

I obviously loveeeeeed this book! I reread it last year (or was it two years?) and I forgot so many things! 

These were the things I forgot and now loved:

  • The fact that Anna stereotypes everything and that St. Clair points her for that.
  • The mention that Anna is a virgin and her reason why (that she only wants sex with a guy if you can imagine him being the father if she would become pregnant)
  • The fact that Anna loves macaroons and movies (yes I even forgot about the movie fact)
  • I forgot about Toph and Bridge; I hate both of them.
  • Isla Martin (the main character in Isla and the Happily Ever After) was mentioned 3 times in this book. She is a red-head and a junior in Anna and the French Kiss (now I want to have Isla and the Happily Ever After aargh!)
  • The thing about being a translator in chapter 41. I want(ed?) to be a translator so I loved that scene where they say that it's hard to translate something because the translator puts his own experience in it and stuff like that.


But WHY did St. Clair wait so long to break up with Ellie?! I can't stand that. He waited for more than 8 months or so to realize they needed to break up, like: WHY?!


This is one of my favorite contemporary books of all time!


Have you read Anna and the French Kiss and did you like it as much as I do? How many times have you re-read it?