We are-two crazy teenagers-Raven and Beez and on this blog we hope to enlighten you with our hilarious comments on the countless books we have read ;)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Beez: Anna and the french kiss 
Stephanie Perkins

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 √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming,beautiful, √Čtienne 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?

Paris. The city of love. Add an american boy with an english accent, perfect hair and oh-so-sexy name. Equals to a mini version of heaven for any girl on this planet. But not for Anna who feels abandoned by her parents in SOAP(“Soap?"
"School of America in Paris" he explains. "SOAP".
Nice. My father sent me here to be cleansed.” ). 
I bet your laughing out loud now. And yes, if you're wondering there are many more hysterical moments in this book. 

Back to the story, so Anna feels all lonely and miserable and home sick since she left her best friend, almost boyfriend and her life back in America. Till she crashes(collides, bumps, whatever) in to Etienne(pronounced Eh-ti-enn) who is every girls dream and makes every girl sawooon(The truth about forever by Sarah Dessen inside joke). Anna like every other girl in the school develops a crush on him. But to her he is completely off limits and only one reason is his girlfriend. But  nobody stopped them from being friends. So St. Clair(that's what his friends call him, but to me he'll always be Etienne) takes Anna around Paris(i want to go there again!), to watch films and also to get drunk(with the others). Slowly they become best friends who like each other but don't tell each other(not strictly true).

This book is a total lovey dovey, teenagers bliss and cute story. Etienne always had me minutes away from melting in a puddle at his feet. Anna(banana) is alone(no parents) in the city of Paris(i would kill to be in her place) and now has new friends and her own boy toy. But that's not it. What comes next come to several realizations and strengthens her bond with Etienne(St. Clair) and makes them feel things thy shouldn't be feeling. Its a struggle, Anna is hopelessly in love with Etienne(St. Clair) who has a girlfriend but who also is hopelessly is in love with her. This is a perfect story of how 2 people who like each other at first site come to know each other better and fall in love without being together but in the end beat the obstacles between them and come to terms with so themselves. This is a 100% guarantee of "Happily ever after" flying-among-the-clouds feeling(ears-or eyes-wide open Raven). When you read this book you will be forever smiling, smiling at the cute moments, smiling at the embarrassing moments, smiling at the self-doubting moments, smiling at the silly moments, smiling at hopelessly romantic moments but laughing(those laughs which start in deep in your tummy and make you laugh so hard with your mouth open which makes everybody look open eyed at you-they won't ever get it-). 

This book will leave you off your feet and make you will in the fantasy world above your head. This book will give you those moments which make you smile even after months(even years) of reading it. This book makes you want to fall in love with your Etienne and forget real life. 
If that did'nt make you want to read this book, i don't know what will. Maybe my yelling at you will. 
Trust me on this one and read it.

Lots of love and butter croissants(from France, of course)

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