I usually don’t read as much Young Adult fiction as I have been reading. I’m not sure what has gotten into me lately. I stopped reading smutty romances and switched to teenage drama for brain candy. It’s like eating Sour Patch Kids instead of a Snickers.
Anyway…there has been a lot of talk about Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss in the Tumblrsphere, so I had to check it out. It was a little young for my taste, and after the first chapter I almost put it aside in distaste. The language is VERY teenybopper. But, I kept going, because everyone seems to LOVE this book, and I wanted to know why.
I still don’t necessarily get why it’s such a hit, but it’s definitely very cute. Maybe I’m just the wrong demographic for it. The story is about a high school senior who is forced by her parents to go to boarding school in Paris. I get that she doesn’t want to leave her American friends but…come on. P-A-R-I-S. I would have killed to be allowed to spend my senior year abroad. The book is filled with the typical high school drama: boy drama, girl drama, teacher drama.
I wouldn’t be surprised if they made this into a Mean Girls type movie soon. And for me…it’ll be a DVD rental, not one that I’ll spend booku bucks on tickets and popcorn.