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My name is Ardis and I am an avid reader and budding writer. I want to share my love of books with others. I work with kids and am interested in finding and creating books that will ignite the reader in everyone. Contact me at: ardis.atkins@gmail.com

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Book Review: Anna & the French Kiss


Summery from GoodReads:
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 √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, √Čtienne 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?


Review:
Every since I started my blog, I have been hearing about this series.  You either love it, or you hate it.  Well, put me in the "Love It" category, because it was lots of fun!  The story centers around Anna, a high school senior who must move out of her comfort zone to go  a new school in Paris.  She is resentful about having her entire life change on the whims of her father, who is divorced from Anna's mother.  While some may read it and think, "Poor baby, you have to go to school in Paris", I could understand that Anna had serious control issues ( and a hint of OCD).  Moving to any new school would have been upsetting enough, but going to another country, alone, and having to negotiate an entire new culture and language seemed terrifying for her.

I felt a kinship with Anna.  I can also remember a time in my life when I didn't have a lot of confidence.  I also had trouble believing anyone would want to flirt with me, and I was constantly dismissing attention from boys as a miscommunication.  Who would want to go out with me?  These situations constantly popped up in the book.  While some may have found this annoying, I connected with it.

I did have a few problems with some of the plot devices, for instance:  St. Claire's Dad won't let his mom get a divorce (What century were they in?).  And I wish the author could have gone more in-depth with both dads.  They seemed a bit two-dimensional.  Anna's father may have very well felt he was doing her a favor by sending her to Europe and helping her to become an independent adult.  But, we never got more of a description than Dad's a jerk.

But, overall I really enjoyed seeing Anna come out of her shell.  Her struggles to establish and maintain friendships, to keep in touch with her friends in Atlanta, to learn a new language:  all were endearing and entertaining.


Rating:  
Source: Public Library
Format:  Hardcover
Recommendation: If you like fun teen romance, you will enjoy this.
Will I read more from this author:  Yes!
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1 comment :

  1. I'm so glad you liked this! I've been seeing this book a lot of times in GR, sadly contemp Romance is my least favorite genre, but who knows, I may have found the mood to read this... Wonderful Review Ardis <3

    Donita @ My Random Book thoughts

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