Well, this book covered that feeling pretty well! The excitement, the confusion, the craziness, and the giddiness that comes when a new friendship/relationship is growing. I was literally just feeling all happy and smiley as I was reading this!
In all seriousness though, I just really enjoyed this book. It was such a fun, cute, light page-turner that truly made me happy for the few hours that I devoured it. I liked its fast pace, the conversational and casual narration, the settings (Paris!!)... and the characters! I adore them. They were not stereotypical, and they just seemed genuinely real to me.
I do think that the best part for me, aside from all of those already mentioned, was how realistic their young, blossoming love story was. From the characters themselves to the slow and uncertain but steady and gradual development of their relationship. There weren't any moments when I felt as if their relationship was forced or pushed too fast. And though there were a couple of 'too-cheesy' moments, I didn't really mind. I was still sold. I still truly believed it.
Maybe it's silly to feel giddy over a fictional romance - but the thing is, I don't really mind. I had such a fun time reading this, and a fun time feeling "in love" while reading it.
It's not a deep book by any means, and it's most definitely not for everybody, but I'm going to say that if you like cute, simple, and fun contemporary YA with realistic character&plot development, you might enjoy this.
Title: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 5 stars