Anna and the French Kiss is told in the first person and in present tense. Although I write and read more books in the past tense, I love the way the novel is written. Anna is a great narrator and I found her to be a funny, serious, and an extremely likeable character. Ms. Perkins has created a character so real and honest in Anna that I often found myself thinking, “Yup, I know that feeling”.
Another character that I love is St. Clair. He’s funny, charming, and troubled enough to make him a well-rounded character. His flaws are exactly what cause the tension between him and Anna and I would sometimes even get mad at him for not realizing what he was doing to the people around him. As the story progresses, so does he and if anything, this novel is about personal growth. 🙂
All around, Anna and the French Kiss is just as amazing as my fellow bloggers are saying it is! It’s one of those books that have great writing, loveable characters, and provides readers with an addicting and enjoyable story. Thanks to Stephanie Perkins’ enchanting writing, the story comes alive and will make readers laugh and cry. Don’t second guess buying a copy or borrowing one from your local library! Once you start reading, you won’t want to stop!