Thursday, 21 August 2014

BOOK REVIEW: ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, STEPHANIE PERKINS.




I love when I finish books with a wide smile on my face. A real wide smile. Anna and the French kiss made me finish it with one of the biggest smiles than a book made me do. Paris. This book takes place in Paris, how I cannot love it? It is a love story but, I don't know how, the story touch the most deep zone of my heart. It is my dream about having a relationship: first, being friends and knowing each other and then... bang! you realize that you love the other person. The part in which they talk while they are walking through Paris is my favourite of the entire book. It is the part when the reader sees the 'chemistry' there are between them. It is important to me, because in most of books there are instalove and I hate it. I like see the characters know each other, building slowly the relationship. In this book, there is no instalove, THANKS STEPHANIE PERKINS. Anna is a real character, she doesn't know a word of French and she don't want to go to a boarding school in Paris because of that. Added to this, she is angry with her father and she hates him because he abandonded her mother some years ago. She feels completely alone without any friends but, the night before having classes she knows Mer and Étienne. Thanks to Mer she will be part of a little group of people: Mer, Josh, Ramshi and Étienne. They will be her friends during the whole story. 
“I wish for the thing that is best for me.” 
The best thing of this book are the characters. Anna is strong and I would have felt in the same way than her if I would have been in her situation. At first, she is angry and ashamed because she doesn't know French, even she doesn't eat because she doesn' know how to say what she want. However, it is an English School (for American) in Paris so except French she will have all her classes in English. Yeah, I know. It is a little weird. With her new friends she will spend a fantastic year with laughs, special nights, school projects and cinema, much cinema. Anna loves cinema and she want to be a critic about cinema. There is a better place to be than Paris? 

Her relationship with Étienne it was too beautiful. However, there is drama. MUCH DRAMA. Sometimes I just wanted to shout at them "OH MY GOD, YOU LOVE EACH OTHER" or "REALLY? ANNA WAKE UP! HAVE YOU LISTENED WHAT ÉTIENNE HAS JUST SAID?" Really, I was exasperated. But at the same time, I loved it. It is a weird feeling. Étienne... oh, Étienne  It is your fault that I want to have a boyfriend right now. It is your fault that I love this book so much. I was all the time "I love you, Étienne" or sighing dramatically and hugging the book with all my heart.

The style of Stephanie Perkins is not difficult and it is quite simple, direct and with intelligent and entertaining dialogues. She has created a original and marvelous love story and she has reflected the feeling of being in love with someone. She has built original, intelligent, strong and unforgettable characters.
I moan with pleasure. "Did you just have a foodgasm?" he asks, wiping ricotta from his lips.  "Where have you been all my life?" I ask the beautiful panini.
Read Anna and the French Kiss if you want to feel absorbed by the magic of the city of Paris. Read it if you want to laugh out loud at clever dialogues. Read it if you want to feel how it feels to love again.

8 comments:

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  2. I love this book! i felt that if i was in anna's position i would act the exact same way, especially with the food line haha. amazing review :)
    amelia from wonder reads

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    1. Hahahahaha totally!

      Thank you! ♥

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  3. Oh men, I didn't know that you have a blog. Your design is amazing, i love it.
    Nevertheless. I didn't like this book so much, not as you like. But i looooove Isla, the third book, I just... yes, I want a Josh for me...

    And I'm not Joshing you... Ah! I love that. Hahaha


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    1. Thank you so much! ♥ I'm looking forward to read it soon! :) I'm glad you enjoyed! ♥

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  4. This book sounds really good from what you've described. I usually need a little more with my romance novels, with an urban fantasy or paranormal aspect thrown in there, but this one sounds like it's perfect without any of that! I'm reading Stay With Me by J. Lynn right now, and I'm finding myself reading with a huge cheesy grin on my face. haha I'm apparently a mush lover at heart (: Great review, I am gonna add this to my TBR list right now!

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    1. Thank you for comment! ♥ Yes, I'm like you, I need a little more with romance novels but The Winner's Curse was a huge surprise to me! I hope you like The Winer's Curse as much as me!

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