Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publication Date: August 4, 2011
Pages: 372 (Paperback)
My Rating: 7/10
Overview: Anna is your typical teenager: she loves film, has a crush and a best friend.
Her life takes a 180, however, when her parents send her to Paris to study during her Senior Year of High School.
Once there, Anna must make new friends and prevent herself from falling for a new boy, a boy who is already taken.
What I loved: I tend to read a lot of books about murder, so I decided to take a break from the drab and try a light, romantic YA novel. Anna and the French Kiss did not disappoint.
Anna is cute, quirky and fun. She's also extremely relatable if you are or ever were a teenage girl. I re-lived some of my own teenage moments while reading this book.
The book and author's writing style make for a quick and easy read and also I enjoyed the "romance" parts of the book being written very tastefully. I wouldn't mind a young teen reading this one.
I also enjoyed the French references and words used, as I took French in high school and still love the language today.
Overall, the book is a light and fun trip down "young love lane".
What I didn't: Some minor plot points were a little weak such as why Anna went to the Parisian school in the first place and another chapter which entails an argument between a few girls.