ANNA is one of my favorite reads of 2010. It and THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE are my twin favorite contemporary YAs of the year. I was lucky enough to snag an ARC of this one at the ALA conference, so I’d like to support it by giving away a finished copy today. And I’m totally buying some as Christmas gifts. And a finished copy for meee.
Trust me, you want to read ANNA. Readers and writers and book bloggers have been going mad over it since the ARCs came out.It’s just that charming. Swoony and romantic, like a fizzy champagne cocktail of a novel, like an old black & white film where everything is just a little more delightful than real life. Steph Perkins does an amazing job capturing a sense of bittersweet yearning. Anna is a tremendously likable heroine, and St. Clair is a dreamy French-English-American boy. But he’s still, y’know, a boy. With some flaws. Not a perfect sparkly specimen. I really cannot recommend this enough.
Don’t believe me? Here are a few of its blurbs:
"Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book." —MAUREEN JOHNSON, NYT bestselling author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes and Scarlett Fever
"Smart and sensual, Anna and the French Kiss is everything your heart is longing for. You’ll want to live inside this story forever. More, s’il vous plaît." —LISA MCMANN, NYT bestselling author of the Wake trilogy
"Imagine a mug of rich, thick hot chocolate. Now add a swirl of sweet whipped cream. Yummy? Oui. Well, Anna and the French Kiss is richer, sweeter, and—yes—even hotter. You’re in for a very special treat." —LAUREN MYRACLE, NYT bestselling author of Peace, Love, & Baby Ducks and Let It Snow
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