Thursday, 26 June 2014

Anna and the French Kiss


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. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming,beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend. 

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?


Bonjour everyone...hmm so you must be wondering why am i suddenly talking in French well this lovely book is set in the City of love Paris.
By the summary itself you must be thinking that you have figured a well enough zest of the book but honestly this book has lot more to offer. 

I was in a month long reading slump from which i needed to recover so i went on and read this very hyped book and YES i finished it in a day...that's how much i loved the book. I know i should have read this book long back but i wasn't so interested having heard about a Cheating boyfriend as one of the main character.
And i don't root for i put that book away from my reading list but i finally decided to read it and trust me when i say this book is swoon worthy..its just an adorable read.

So our main characters are :

1.Anna Oliphant
2. Étienne St. Clair

(And this are their friends..)
3. Bridgette Sanderwick
4. Ellie
5. Meredith
6. Rashmi
7. Josh

Anna is our main and title character of the book. Anna as described in the summary is sent to Paris to study for her final year leaving behind her best friend Bridgette and also a possible love interest Christopher whom she nicknamed Toph
Her father a best selling author decided to sent her to SOAP- School Of America in Paris. 
Anna detested going to Paris because she had to not only leave everyone in Atlanta but also she didn't understand or nor speak French. I loved Anna for the most parts, she was funny and was a great friend.

Anna manages to be friends with Meredith and eventually with Josh , Rashmi and the  Étienne St. Clair in SOAP who all happen to hang out together and Josh and Rashmi were in a relationship.

So Étienne St. Clair or St. Clair as he is called is Anna's main love interest . 
He was born in United States and bought up in England and so he had a British accent which was apparently very sexy and he has a charm of his own and he could sweep girls off their feet and his hair did get a lot of attention which totally reminded me of Edward and his hair issues and the love everyone had for his hair ( cheesy )
He had a serious relationship with Ellie who studied in Parsons.

Anna being no exception falls in love with this beautiful man St. Clair only to go through a hell long of a roller coaster ride. St. clair had a girlfriend and Anna loved him and so did Meredith ..oh yess, and that was not enough when she goes home she find's her best friend back  in Atlanta to be going out with Toph.

There was a lot tension between Anna and St. Clair and lot of love dramas. I was gushing and also cursing St. Clair a lot of time to be a man and just get up and tell her when he clearly loved her too. I cursed him a lot because he was just stringing Anna along without dumping his girlfriend he was cheating his girlfriend and that was a major flaw in his character.

The other characters of the book i.e. their friends and parents.
All of the friend were very supportive and nice and even though later Anna forgives Bridgette i would never have been able to forgive her personally. 
Anna's parents were very well and good if compared to St. Clair's father who was just psychic i feel.

The setting of the book was just staggering and i loved it every inch of it. 

The humor was fantastic too. Anna and the things she experienced due to language issue was funny. She would be embarrassed to order for food because she didn't know how to talk in French and she avoided having to order food for at least 5 days which was hilarious. But i can totally relate to Anna in this case ..having been shifted from my native place at first i too faced a lot of language issues.
Seriously i was pretty annoyed after reading her resentment for going to Paris because Paris personally is my most most loved place and i love everything about France...and i would love to visit there someday . If you ask me what i know and love about Paris i just love the different ancient landmarks, the Cathedral and Moulin Rouge and the food (*hungry*) and yes EIFFEL TOWER and the Paris Fashion Week

The ending couldn't have been any better. It was SPOT ON. 
The story is pretty predictable i kind of knew what the end will be like but still the way Stephanie Perkins wrote the book was Great and even though it was predictable she bought bits and pieces at the right time for that extra kick and punch to the storyline.
The whole time i was reading this book it brought a dopey smile on my face and my heart just fluttered just gave me the Feels.
If you are looking for an easy summer read do pick this up its AWESOME.

“For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” 

“I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.” 

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