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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Anna and the French Kiss: book trailer + book review

Book Trailer:

After making my very first book trailer through Jenny Han's The Summer I Turned Pretty, I was inspired to do another.  Here's my attempt for Stephanie Perkin's Anna and the French Kiss.

Anna is supposed to be a bit taller than St. Clair and St. Clair's supposed to have dark brown hair.


"So what do I wish for? Something I'm not sure I want? Someone I'm not sure I need? Or someone I know I can't have?..."



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 Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.

As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited? -goodreads summary

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Anna and the French Kiss clearly captures that feeling of how two people become close friends and feel really comfortable around each other, then at one moment there's suddenly that sense of awkwardness because their feelings started to change.

The story felt so real that I could just imagine it happening. It's not the flawed girl falls in love with the perfect guy thing. It's a not so perfect girl falling in love with a not so perfect guy as well. It's natural, relatable. There's a gradual development with their relationship. Plus, the characters are flawed and great at the same time. Not just Anna and Etienne but also their friends.  I loved their friendship. (Can I be a part of their group? =))

I also love Anna's voice. The way she tells the story is just... I like it.

Add to that, it takes you to a tour through Paris. You get the feeling that you're with Anna, visiting Paris for the first time. The theaters, Notre Dame, Point Zero, etc. (I want to go visit and make a wish at Point Zero.)

Plus, plus, plus... ETIENNE! St. Clair is not the perfect YA guy you might read but... Even though he is shorter than Anna, he's afraid of heights and he bites his nails. Etienne St. Clair is an ultimate crushworthy.

I absolutely-freakingly love this novel. It makes me giddy. I love Anna. I love Etienne. I love all the characters. I love every moment of it. 5 stars no doubt. 

The story is really charming. Go read it. I've read the book three times already, and I for sure will read it again. 

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Since the official cover is not so good for me, here are some great fan made covers for the book:

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