Tuesday, June 21, 2016

*Joood's Reviews* Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

You may or may not know this already, but Joood - Hooligan of Platypire Reviews is notoriously bad at writing reviews after she finishes reading books. I'm serious, her to be reviewed list is almost as long as my Platypire Read-A-Thon list, and that thing is monstrous. So after much cajoling on Joood's part, I have decided to help her out and once a week I'm going to write one of her reviews for her because I'm a good friend like that, and there is no way this could possibly go wrong. I will be writing the reviews as if I actually am Joood.

This week I've chosen Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

Genre: YA/Romance
Published: December 2, 2010
Pages: 372


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?

Sofia the Great told me this was a pretty good book, and don't tell her I said this, but she has incredibly good taste in books (and cookies). I have to pretend to not want to read the books she recommends on principle, but I pretty much always enjoy them, and this book was no different. 

I was pretty excited about the prospect of Anna being shipped off to boarding school in Paris (Beauxbaton Academy anyone?), but at the same time, what kind of monsters must her parents be to ship her off to boarding school in a foreign country her SENIOR year of high school? Seriously, why now? (And I can't tell you the answer to that question because it's kind of a spoiler.) 

With Harry Potter on my mind, I was expecting the book to be rather magical, and the romance aspect was. Like I assume that Etienne's girlfriend must have been using some sort of love charm to keep him hooked even though he clearly wanted to be with Anna all year. And Anna was at a disadvantage because everyone knows that they don't teach magic at schools in Atlanta. 

I know most rating systems are 1-5, but I do what I want so I give Anna and the French Kiss 8.675309 Platypires. 

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About the Author

Stephanie Perkins is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author. She has always worked with books--first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. She and her husband live in the mountains of North Carolina. Every room of their house is painted a different color of the rainbow.

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1 comment:

  1. Sofia does has great taste in books and cookies! I concur.