Rating: 4/5 stars.
I’m about six months late reading this book, and considering that the majority of my Goodreads friends have read it (and loved it), I doubt my review will make much of a difference as to whether or not you read this book. But, what the heck, why not?
Stephanie Perkins’ writing is fluid. Anna and the French Kiss has a cohesive quality that is arguably the strongest aspect of the book – I started this book on the beach and I finished this book on the beach. You’ll feel inclined to continue to the next chapter, and the next chapter, and the next…
But nothing really stood out to me. I enjoyed the descriptions of Paris, Anna’s struggle to acclimate herself to a new environment, and of course, the romance – but none of that wowed me. I actually thought Anna was a little vapid, though other readers complimented her ordinariness.
A perfect fluff romance novel that’s too much on the safe side for a five-star rating from me. I do recommend it, however.