Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Review: Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
4 out of 5 Stars
In the words of Fancy Nancy (yes, I have a 4 year old and I steal from her favorite books sometimes) Ooh la, la! That's the best way for me to sum up this book. Stephanie Perkins wrote a fabulous story that kept me going from the beginning. I read this book on a long flight from San Diego to Dallas and finished on my home to Kansas City. I know that the people around me were wondering why I was laughing out loud while reading a book. My answer: It was funny!!
What I liked: St.Clair. he was delectable and sweet and all around what I would dream about if I dreamed about n American English Parisian. The whole group of friends was such a good collection of diverse people. I think I could read a book about each of them.
What I loved: I loved the beginning and the end. The middle was a little too repetitive for me and I waited in anticipation of how it would end. The end was perfect. I also loved Josh. I'm not sure why I was drawn to Josh, but I was. He rivaled St.Clair for the top spot. I've read around the blogosphere that the third book may include Josh. That would make me very very happy.
Would I recommend: Absolutely. This book was raved about when frist released, and -admittedly- I was hesitant to read it. i was worried it wouldn't be enough to keep me going. I'm happy to say that it was. As with just about any book there are always things I'd like to see done a different way, but then that would probably change the book and it may not be as good.But YES YES YES I'd recommend this one.
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