I am, by nature, a repeater. If I really like something, I want to experience it again and again. A delicious meal, a fantastic movie, my new favorite song, a book written so well it makes my heart ache... However, in the world of YA bloggers, I've found that I am somewhat of an anomaly. Because we have reviews to write and followers to entertain, it tends to be a world of read, review, post, read, review, post, etc. Before my reviewer days, though, I was quite the avid rereader. My record, of course, was with the Harry Potter series, which I essentially read for seven years. Whoa, hold on... I just blew my own mind by realizing that I stopped the constant rereading after I reached the most magical of numbers.
Remember that part in the last post about 30 days to make fun of myself? Why don't I just show the book cover, eh?
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I had been hearing all sorts of amazing things about this book for a while before I actually decided to believe the hype and read this. I am so glad I did, because this book is one of my forever favorites, and I find I'm always telling people to read it. Everyone should know Anna & everyone should know Étienne St. Clair. On my very first read of Anna, the moment I reached the end, a heavy sadness spread over my heart. I wasn't read to part with these characters. So, I went back to the beginning and read it again. And again. By the time Stephanie released her second book last September (which I will be mentioning later in this Challenge), I'd read Anna no less than (again, magical!) 7 times.
I've already said this, but I think everyone should read this. It's first love at its best. Hilarious and sweet, agonizing and real. Also, Paris. Cinema. Girl Scout cookies. Macarons. British accents. French punk. Canadian flags. Anna confused. And some of the most amazing words I've ever read. These are just a few of the reasons I continue to come back to Anna and the French Kiss.