Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Review by Ella; dreamer, ski racer, writer, and rock climber. Ella lives in SV, Idaho with her mom, dad, cat, dog, gecko, and fish.
Imagine, you have the perfect senior year ahead, you have a car, an almost-boyfriend, and a best friend that anyone would be lucky to have. Well, in the book Anna and the French Kiss, all of this is taken away from Anna when her father sends her off to the School of America in France. Her father has found wealth in writing sappy romance novels and now wants to show off his wealth by sending Anna to the School of America. When Anna gets there she doesn’t expect her parents to actually leave her. She is distraught but makes a new friend that night, Meredith.
She fits right into Meredith’s group of friends, Rashmi, Josh, and St. Clair. Anna grows close to St. Clair and Meredith but there is one problem, Anna starts to fall for St. Clair who has a girlfriend, Ellie. Anna and St. Clair become closer than ever and Anna is hopeful that St. Clair feels the same way about her. But a tragedy strikes. St. Clair’s mom has cancer and his evil father won’t let him visit her. Afraid of change, St. Clair stays in his rocky relationship with Ellie, leaving Anna wondering if any of their conversations over holidays or seemingly obvious more-than-friends connection meant anything to him. Anna and St. Clair fight and Anna starts dating another guy. Will Anna and St. Clair end up together is the question you are asking throughout this passionate, romantic, and beautifully written book.