Saturday, November 23, 2013

Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and The Boy Next Door Book Reviews!

This is how I feel about both books--->

I give both of these books 5 out 5 stars!
*Favorites of 2013* Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

I loved this book. I don't know if it's because I'm biased towards Paris or because I'm a hopeless romantic who believes whole heartedely in love but, I just loved it. I know people have found issues with the drama and the back and forth between Anna and St. Clair but what's a good love story with turmoil both inner and external. They're teenagers, most things teens do are filled with drama and angst and that's what made it a good story. Their love is hard, slow developing but mostly romantic and sweet, in the most romantic place in the world. What's not to love?

I loved the characters and the way they all built off of each other and blended together. Each character had their own story but they still managed to relate to each other. I stayed up late and woke up early reading this book. I adored the world it was built around.

The writing is witty, and relatable. The writer writes in such a way that allows the reader to easily delve into the story without trouble. The book is great for readers of any age. Its a contemporary but easily timeless love story sure to melt your heart and bring a smile to your face, filled with teenaged angst, family drama, and romance. I enjoyed every page.

Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
I didn't think it was possible but I may love this book more than I loved Anna and the French Kiss, its even more remarkably romantic than Anna. It has all the awkward moments and first kisses you'd expect in a great teenaged romance but it's so much more too.

The characters are so colorful and life like I felt as if I were spending time with each of them face to face. It was less like a story and more like an experience, a journey. I fell in love with the characters and I was so pleased to see Anna and St. Clair included in this book. I loved everything about this book. The costumes, the dog, the quirkiness of the characters, the back story, I loved it all.

The plot is well developed and the story telling is beautiful. Every word is perfectly descriptive. I loved it. I can't wait to purchase a copy of my own.

I've swooned and I can't get up!


  1. SQUEEEE yes I'm glad that you like these <3 I agree about liking LATBND more than AATFK, but that's because I loved how Lola and Cricket's relationship developed, as opposed to finding Anna's and Etienne's a bit exasperating. Those love interests though... TOTAL SWOON! Can't wait for Isla's book :D and great review! :)

    1. Thanks! I know those books are just like happy pills in book form. I just adore them. I'm literally bouncing with excitement over the next one!

  2. I loved Anna and the French Kiss. The character of Anna was very real and likeable. I really cared about what happened to her. St. Clair was a great love interest, although very believable. Even though he is described as “the gorgeous hall boy,” he definitely has some flaws, including how he handles his relationship with his girlfriend. This brings up issues of what cheating actually is (just physical?) and why a couple stays together. It’s also interesting that he is described as short and very scared of heights. This is definitely different than the normal YA love interest.

    The relationship between Anna and St. Clair was based not only on attraction, but also a friendship. They spend a lot of time together in the novel and get to know each other. In fact, they become best friends, which was nice to see. I really enjoyed the e-mail exchanges over Christmas break and conversations, which was a nice way to show how their relationship was deepening.

    And Lola and the Boy Next Door...loved this one too! Stephanie Perkins does such a great job of creating believable and relatable characters. Loved Lola. Loved Cricket.

    Both were such fun, feel good reads. Glad you loved them too! ~Pam

  3. Cant wait to read these books! But i guess ill go LATBND cuz of my tight budget. teehee :D