Format: Paperback, Reissue edition, 372 pages
Goodreads Summary: 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. She is less than thrilled about boarding school in Paris – until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, he has it all – including a serious girlfriend. Will Anna get her French kiss?
Thoughts: All I knew prior to reading this book was that a lot of people loved it. I ended up picking it up after seeing it in my local bookstore. I know that the last book in this trilogy is about to be released so I thought I might as well start it now. I really enjoyed it. This book is exactly what I needed.
Stephanie Perkins creates a beautiful atmosphere and the way she described the setting really makes me what to go to Paris. This book was simple, but relatable. I can’t even get over how much I loved the main character Anna. Just like her in the beginning, I don’t know squat about the french language. Little secret, I barely passed my french class in school. Her thoughts were spot on for a 17- year-old. Kissing boys, college, and a sprinkle of drama.
The supporting characters were so perfect for this story. Okay, I’ll talk about Etienne St Clair. (I’ve been sitting here for five minutes trying to describe this boy.) He’s so sweet, and no I am not immune to the British accent. It’s so refreshing to have a male love interest who isn’t an ass. My only fault is that most guys unfortunately are nothing like St Clair. I know, I’ll let you get a tissue to wipe your tears away. As for the others, I loved the group dynamic they had. They were all different, but balanced each other out.
If you want a sweet, lighthearted, funny read, this is for you. I can’t believe it took me this long to hop on the band wagon and delve into a Stephanie Perkins story. Such an enjoyable book! I can’t wait for Lola and the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After.
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