Number 9 – Read and Review 5 books.
OK, so after reading that this book along with the two sequels (although they aren’t really sequels apparently, just semi-related) was a good and easy read I thought I’d give it a go. As I was looking for a good and easy read. It’s a ‘young adult’ novel, which I tend to not get along with, but I thought I’d give it a go. I’d probably say it was more of late teen novel though.
In a few words:
Girl (Anna) meets boy (Etienne St Clair) after being forced to go to boarding school in Paris from America. Several obstacles get in their way, mainly that Etienne is attached to another girl, and the fact that Anna is, obviously, in awe of her new experience of living in Paris. That’s pretty much it essentially, although there’s lots of other bits and pieces going on, we’re mainly centred entirely on these two characters.
So, what did I think? Well it was an easy read and not taxing at all. The outcome was somewhat predicatable, and how they got there not a surprise at all. There’s some nice friendship moments between Anna and her previous American friends and her new Parisian friends – and there’s quite a lot explored in the dynamics there. Ultimately though it’s Anna’s confusion over Etienne and her whole situation that hangs onto the novel throughout.
I found there to be no ‘will they, won’t they’ scenario as it was all pretty set in stone. I couldn’t really work out what was so incredibly attractive about Etienne, he seemed fairly arrogant and sure of himself. But, regardless, he was the star of the show.
All in all, worth a read if you’re of school or college age but as an adult it all seems such a long time ago that I felt disconnected from that life! Glad to have given it a go though!