On the Same Page: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Title: Anna and the French Kiss

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Publishing Information:  December 2, 2010 by Dutton Juvenile

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction

Series Information: Book one in the Anna and the French Kiss series

Format: Hardcover, 372 pages

Source: Bought for my personal library

Recommended For: Fans of contemporary novels, or most importantly, fans of English/French/American boys who have perfect accents and perfect hair and often use phrases like, “Yeah, that was pants.” Instead of “Rubbish. Crap. Shite.”

Related Reviews: Amy’s post on  her re-read and Brittany’s post on read-alikes!

You guys probably know by now that I am not a big contemporary reader…so even though I was gifted Anna and the French Kiss, and was told that I would definitely enjoy it, I will still wary to start. Let me tell you guys my opinion of Anna and the French Kiss in a word: SWOON. SO MANY SWOONS. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this book and the relationship between Anna and Etienne. Though I found some parts to be predictable, I still loved this novel very much. Well, as you can see we are featuring Anna and the French Kiss as our On the Same Page pick this month! Since there were so many swoony moments in Anna and the French Kiss, and because you guys know that I love quotes so much, I decided to make up some nice graphics to go along with my favorite parts. Enjoy!

Welcome to Paris“Welcome to Pairs, Anna. I’m glad you’ve come.”

I wish

“I wish for the thing that is best for me.”

How many times

“How many times can our emotions be tied to someone else’s – be pulled and stretched and twisted – before they snap? Before they can never be mended again?”

Missed our chance

“I don’t know. Sometimes I think there are only so many opportunities…to get together with someone. And we’ve both screwed up so many times” – my voice grows quiet – “that we’ve missed our chance.”

If you ask

“If you ask me to kiss you, I will,” he says.

His fingers stroke the inside of my wrists, and I burst into flames.

“Kiss me,” I say.

He does.

Shadow and soul

“I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.” – Pablo Neruda

Home isn't a place“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”

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7 thoughts on “On the Same Page: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

  1. Pingback: On the Same Page | Anna and the French Kiss | Stephanie Perkins | Tripping Over Books

  2. YAYYYY! These are definitely some of my favorite quotes from the book. I just love how swoony some are and how relatable others are. So glad you enjoy it!!!

  3. Pingback: If You Liked... Anna and the French Kiss

  4. I’m resisting the urge to say I told you you would love this, but I TOLD YOU YOU WOULD LOVE THIS! Anna and Etienne are LIFE! GAH, I love that you enjoyed yourself so so much. And perfect quotes are perfect!

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