Release Date: December 2, 2010
Rating: 5 out of 5
Buy the Book: Amazon US
This. Was. AWESOME! That is all you really need to know, but I will go into more detail.
AatFK starts out with Anna, our main character, being shipped off to a boarding school in Paris, very much against her will. Straight away, she meets new friends - one of those being a certain Étienne St. Claire. After this, the book pretty much follows that standard new school storyline, with Anna settling into her classes and going out with her friends.
There are so many different things that I loved about this book, and I am trying my hardest to keep from gushing and giving away spoilers. Let's just say that this book had me laughing out loud, and it had me crying as a certain subject hits very close to home.
That being said, however much I loved this book, Anna frustrated me. I know, I know. I don't really get along with female characters, but I had to mention this anyway. I can't say much without spoiling you all, but I will say that Anna was selfish, and very immature at times. So. Frustrating. Luckily, with Perkins' amazing writing skills, I was able to overlook it!
I cannot believe that this book was a debut for Ms. Perkins. I was left SPEECHLESS by the writing, and this is definitely the main draw of the book. I love how much research went into the setting, Paris, and all of the fantastic descriptions of the city. I haven't been to Paris, but I felt like I was there along with Anna and St. Claire.
Overall, I highly recommend this book! I know most of you have probably read this already, but if you haven't then go and pick it up! Anna and the French Kiss definitely deserves the hype.