I CANNOT GET OVER THIS BOOK! I have read this book twice now and it gets better every time. It is filled with so much romance that it deserved a Go-go boots rating.
This novel takes place in Paris, which makes sense since everyone falls in love in Paris. Anna is one of the main protagonists. She is amazing! She's smart and is basically like every other love-struck teen. Anna is a blogger, not on books, but on movies, which is just as cool. Anna's parents kind of forced her to live in a different country, but she enjoys herself basically an hour after her parents leave. She doesn't know any French, but luckily the friends that she meets helps her out, especially the cute guy that occupies her mind most of the time. Next is St. Clair, also known as Étienne. I'm pretty sure I started hyperventilating when he and Anna met. I pictured Étienne to be tall and muscular with great hair, but after I read the description of him I was surprised to find that he was short, but muscular with great hair. In the beginning of their senior year Étienne had a girlfriend and their relationship wasn't going very well, and then goes further downhill when Anna comes into the picture. Étienne is a calm, funny, and caring person, but when he is angry or someone messes with someone he likes... lets just say he has a good right/left hook. He later learns that his mother has gotten cancer and that his father wont let him visit her. WTF MAN! LET THE KID SEE HIS MOTHER! He goes into the slums and stops talking to everyone, but Anna gets him up and about and SPARKS happen.
Along the way we meet some of Anna's friends, who also show up later in the second and third books. Lets introduce them. First is Meredith, who is just awesome. She has great style and loves to wear jewelry. She also happens to have a crush on St. Clair, which causes a little drama between her and Anna, but friendship over powers! Second is Josh. He is a junior while the rest are seniors, so he is worried that he wont be able to make new friends, but trust me... he does. He has a girlfriend, but they fight all the time and they breakup. He is an artist and that is why he and St. Clair are friends. Third is Rashmi, Josh's girlfriend (soon to be ex). Rashmi is really cool. She kind of holds back with Anna in the beginning just because of reasons that I don't want to ruin, but her and Anna become really good friends.
Reading this story again has made my life complete. If you love romance with drama... this is the book for you!