Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

5/5 stars

Wow, wow, wow. I finished this a few days ago, and I feel like I'm finally prepared to talk about this now. I loved it.

The characters in this book felt so real. They had flaws and emotions, and normal reactions to things that should be reacted to! One of my book pet peeves is when characters consistently react to things in ways that don't make any sense for a normal person, or characters who express no noticeable, normal human emotions.  This was not a problem in this book!

It was a sweet, funny contemporary story, with an awesome Parisian setting. Despite fitting into a genre that tends to be rife with cliches, this book managed to avoid them quite well.  Of course there are always similarities to other books, but Stephanie Perkins created characters with unique personalities and passions, and a story line
that definitely wasn't totally predictable.

In my opinion, the title and cover of this book don't do the quality of writing justice. It comes across, in simple appearances alone, as a sappy, fluffy romance story. But this book has some great substance, wonderful characters, and is extremely well written and enjoyable to read!

Long story short, highly recommended.

[p.s. Here's a photo of when I met Stephanie Perkins(!!)]

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