you know that feeling you get when you're JUST starting to REALLY like someone?

Friday, August 12, 2011

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


  1. I am probably the last person in the world (or at least i the book blogging community) to read this book. I heard nothing but good things about it so I am happy to see yet another positive review. I should re-prioritize this I guess. Thanks for sharing!

  2. So glad you enjoyed this! The whole time I read it, I was smiling. I know what you mean! I was actually giddy after reading it LOL. Loved it :) Great review!

  3. I heard a lot of good things about this book and it is on my to-read list! It's nice when the feelings are captured well. Great review!

  4. Oooo you make it sound so swoony. Lovely review.

  5. I LOVE how you worded it all! I know exactly what you mean, and agree completely! Excellent review!

  6. I thought you was about to give us the goods on your personal life, lol ;-)

    I'm glad this book has done so well, I know it is not for me though.

  7. It's official: I must be the last person in the world not to have read this book yet. The characters and the romance sound fab!

  8. I stayed up until four in the morning to finish this book because it was just that cute and smiley. I love books like that. I wanted to smile all night long. Almost like a crest commercial or something LOL. Can't WAIT for Lola and the Boy Next Door!

    ♥ Trish

  9. I just love feeling giddy and smiling to myself when reading about a romance. Really must read Anna soon.

  10. selina - if you are craving for a very light, sweet, high school-ish book, you will really enjoy this!

    The Story Queen - Yay. Glad you liked it too.

    Pepca - This book really made me feel like I was in high school and I really enjoyed it!

    Juju - I was swooning! I felt like a high school girl all over again to be honest LOL

    ham1299 - Yay. Glad you enjoyed it too!

    Marce - Haha. Your comment made me laugh :D But yeah, you're right, knowing your book selection this isn't for you I think.

    Aylee - it's very high school-ish cute, young, romance - which i loved!

    Trish - I can't wait for Lola either!! It is just all cute and smiley.

    Jenny - Oh this book is all about feeling giddy and smiling to yourself! Ha. Enjoy.