Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Summary: When Anna is suddenly whisked away from the only world she knew in Atlanta, Georgia and sent away to a boarding school in Paris, she was furious and nervous, but she never could have guessed what was really going to happen. At her new school, SOAP (School of America in Paris), she makes a whole new group of friends: Meredith, Josh, Rashmi, and St. Clair. Soon Anna can't help but admit that she's in love with St. Clair... unfortunately he also happens to already be in a serious relationship with Ellie. *scroll down for spoilers*
Opinions: Anna and the French Kiss is such a great classic YA romance. After not reading one for a while I have to say I really enjoyed this. I think the reason I really enjoyed this book though was because of how unlike fairy tales you were able to see all the problems Anna and St. Clair's relationship went through. For example, in the beginning it was pretty awkward because of St. Clair already being in another relationship.
So I'm going to be honest here, I really should have read this book sooner, but I never bothered to read the summary and I really judged this book by it's cover. It has an amazing plot and the characters are easy to get to know and just a few pages after meeting everyone you feel like you are also a part of this group.
This part might just be because of how I've grown up, but there is honestly more drama in this book than all of the drama that has ever happened at my school (granted that it's a nerd school (but a great one love y'all if you're reading this ;D )). So honestly I really didn't think the book needed so much? At some points I even had to check to make sure I knew what was actually happening, but now being my hypocritical self I do have to say drama makes the book pretty interesting so there's that too. *scroll down to read spoiler's review*
Read if you love: YA, love/romance, boarding school, Paris, movies, drama
Cover:the eiffel tower one- 3/5
the pink one - 4.5/5
Favorite Quote: "I wish for the thing that is best for me."
Summary Spoilers: Anna and St. Clair get to bond a lot during Thanksgiving break and only get closer by texting during Winter break. During this time St. Clair also finds out his mother was diagnosed with a high stage of cancer. When they get back things seem a bit awkward, but they quickly bond once again. Then a walk to the park leads to Anna's French Kiss (HAHA I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE STEPHANIE PERKINS), but Mer sees them and after having a crush on St. Clair her heart is absolutely broken. Then St. Clair runs after her and Anna is left confused. After hating St. Clair for a while and even dating another boy, she finds out St. Clair actually broke up with his long time girlfriend Ellie for her while Anna thought he was just running away from her. So, Anna and St. Clair finally get together and have their happy ever after.
Opinion Spoilers:THE CANCER PART WAS REALLY SAD ST. CLAIR AND HIS MOM DID NOT DESERVE THAT AT ALL. I won't even tell you what happened to his mom even some spoilers aren't meant to be spoiled ;). Anyways, although I knew they were going to get together at the end (like most YA love stories) I didn't except all these plot twists and that what really enjoyed about this plot!
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