"Anna and the French Kiss" By Stephanie Perkins
Anna is excited to begin her senior year in Atlanta, she's looking forward to prom, hanging out with her best friend and seeing if there's a spark between her and her current crush.
However those expectations are shattered when her father announces that instead of staying home with family and friends she is being shipped off to France for her senior year.
Feeling alone and like an outsider Anna is less than thrilled and is intimidated by the city of lights. She doesn't speak the language and she is too scared to venture beyond the walls of her boarding school.
Cue Etienne St. Clair, he's charismatic, drop dead gorgeous and of course speaks fluent french.
Anna is intrigued by him and what starts off as a friendship soon starts to cross over into a budding romance.
That is until Anna learns of St. Clair's older, sophisticated, beautiful girlfriend.
Struggling with trying to fit in both in France and in her new circle of friends Anna discovers that maybe it's not where you are, but who you're with that matters.
I fell in love with this book instantly, from the first page I was head over heels, butterflies in the stomach, head in the clouds infatuated.
I loved every detail. From the characters to the setting to the writing style.
It felt to me like Sarah Dessen and Gayle Forman got together and wrote Anna's story.
I'm now and will forever be a fan of Stephanie Perkins.
Until next time,