Boy Blurbs – Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Ever wonder what a 27 year old man thinks of YA? Well, here you go.


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Release Date: December 2nd, 2010
Penguin, 372 Pages
Sub-genre: Contemporary
Source: Borrowed from Sash
Age Group: Young Adult
Why: It reminds S of him

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

 

His blurb: “No. Just No.”

What he read aloud to joke about it: The entire first chapter.

His criticism/gripes:

  • “I don’t connect with the character.”
  • “If you want me to even consider reading this book, take off the dust jacket.”

Oh, I can’t tell you how much it pains me that he couldn’t even get past the first chapter. I love this book so, so much and I wanted him to love it too but he wouldn’t even read to the part where we meet St. Clair!

Can he fairly assess the book by only reading one chapter?! I mean, I’ve done it for books before but for Anna and the French Kiss? Maybe it’s girly and lovey-dovey, but I wanted him to love it (okay, at least LIKE it), and he didn’t.

  • May 17, 2013 - 9:40 am

    Jessica BS - There are certain books I won’t allow Hubs to read, because he has a way of “ruining” things for me. Anna is one of them. It’s so delightfully good, and I know he knows how I feel about this book so I’d hope he’d give it a shot, but I just won’t let him. He’s probably still mad at me because I didn’t like A Confederacy of Dunces.ReplyCancel

  • May 17, 2013 - 10:22 am

    Tara - I’m impressed he agreed to read it! I don’t think my BF would go for Anna at all :/ReplyCancel

  • May 17, 2013 - 11:02 am

    Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Haha awwwww. There’s no way my boyfriend would have anything to do with Anna either! I love this feature though. This cracked me up, even if it does make us sad!ReplyCancel

  • May 18, 2013 - 5:07 am

    Hannah - Love this feature! So funny. I’ve still got to read this (I’m not sure where I’ve been either!)ReplyCancel

  • May 22, 2013 - 9:36 pm

    Sara - I seriously giggled at the ‘No, just no.” and all out guffawed at the dust jacket part. I am surprised he was even willing to try. Thanks, I needed the good laugh.

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