I had an idea recently! I love reading, like A LOT.
I thought I love reading and so do so many other people so why don’t I start a book club! Well, not a book club in the usual sense but every month post about a book I have read with a detailed review and just share my thoughts.
I was thinking this would be a cool way to interact with different people. If you have read any of the books comment your thoughts on them!! even if they are completely different thoughts to mine.
The first book to kick off this book club is ………
‘Anna and the French Kiss’ by Stephanie Perkins.
This book was one of the first books I read and actually enjoyed! I remember I finished the whole thing in just a few hours. I read it in the car from the second I borrowed it from the library and didn’t pick my eyes off it until I finished. To be fair it isn’t the smallest book ever so I pat 11-year-old Clare on the back.
Here’s my little summary of the book:
Anna is the protagonist of this story. Her dad makes her move to Paris for her final year of schooling. She has trouble fitting in until she meets a boy named St. Clair. They immediately hit it off but there are barriers in the way of their relationship.
I have read this book 3 times now and every time I have enjoyed it. The writing isn’t in-depth or have any insane imagery or themes but that’s the beauty of it. It’s simple! It’s so easy to read and understand. I go back to this book when my brain hurts and I need something to distract me and make me smile. Just because this book is simple doesn’t mean it doesn’t get intense because boy does it. At multiple moments during the book, I was screaming in my head at the characters and their decisions. Just when you think it’s all going to be happy something comes around the corner to ruin it.
This book is classed as a romance but for me, the friendships stick out in it. The friendship group in this book makes me jealous! I want friendships like they all have. This book shows the beauty of friendships. Through thick and thin, through drama after drama. They all want the best for each other. The characters have flaws but that’s what makes me want to read it over and over because I can relate! I mean I’m not living in Paris and I don’t have a beautiful boy chasing after me… But I am flawed! I am awkward, I make mistakes, I’m not always a good friend. The characters in this book are funny and quirky and I love it.
This book isn’t anything revolutionary or life changing but it is fun and who can resist a romance? I cant! I would recommend this to young adults and teens who love a bit of romance and teen life.
What do you think of this book?
Please let me know down below I would LOVE to hear your thoughts and opinions on this book. Feel free to send me any recommendations that you’d like to see in this series.
Clare Lauren xx
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