Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Year of Publication: 2010
Genre: Young Adult
First Line: "Here is everything I know about France: Madeline and Amelie and Moulin Rouge.
Summary: Anna was 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. So she's less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris -- until she meets Etienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Etienne 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?
Source: Back/Inside of book
Review: A fun read. Nothing too heavy, but not entirely brainless, either. Anna became somewhat unlikable at a point, but it was necessary, in hindsight, to show character growth. The plot was not entirely predictable, although there were a lot of plot parallels that became overwhelming after a while. There is not a lot to say about the novel; overall, it's well-written, and the product of a NaNoWriMo. I also understand Stephanie Perkins is a nerdfighter (for more information regarding nerdfighters, check out YouTube, search "nerdfighter" or "vlogbrothers").
For another review of AatFK, watch this video.
Worst part: Part of the resolution came too easily. This is regarding Meredith.
Best part: The plot was fairly original, as far as the world of main-character-is-new-at-a-boarding-school goes.
Other Books by This Author: Lola and the Boy Next Door
Author's Website: Stephanie Perkins