Friday, December 10, 2010

Fiction Friday: ANNA & THE FRENCH KISS

This month, some of my favorite bloggers have been gushing about Stephanie Perkins' debut novel. 

So today, I finally made it to my local B&N, bought my copy (and a mocha), and raced home to my favorite reading chair from which I did not rise for three hours.  Yep.  Read it from cover to cover.  Just like that.  Will probably read it again, too.  Here, without spoilers but with French numbering, are four reasons why.

UN - Paris, oh la la.  From Notre Dame to the corner creperie, this novel just makes you feel like you're there -- or seriously WANT to visit the city of lights.

DEUX - Anna Oliphant (Banana Elephant), a heartbreakingly honest, occassionally romantically dimwitted, supremely likeable narrator.

TROIS - Ultimate prep school-iness - a pitch-perfect rendering of elite boarding school life with a European flair (wait until you read about the SOAP cafeteria).

QUATRE -  One imperfectly perfect, shortish, tousle-haired history buff named Etienne St. Claire!

Oh, now I'm just going all swoony.  Happy Friday!


Sylvie said...

Sounds like a great present for my niece, but I wonder if it's too old for her.

Amber Lough said...

Isn't is the best?! I want to re-read it pronto, too. It's the book I'm telling everyone to read. It just makes you Oh So Happy.

Stasia said...

Agreed, Amber. A very happy romance in a setting you just keep wanting to revisit.