At 40 weeks pregnant I pretty much have an attention span and level of comprehension comparable to my five year old daughter. I don’t watch television at all, with the exception of an occasional movie. I spend pretty much every night reading. At this point, I’ve traded in the classics and dense literature for holiday-themed and young adult fiction. It’s all I can handle.
I’ve never really been much of a book-snob. I’ll read just about anything. So, although most of what I’ve been reading lately falls somewhere between two and three stars I’m still enjoying the ease of light reading. With that said, I just finished up Anna and the French Kiss.
I was seeing rave reviews everywhere, from what seemed like a wide range of readers. I decided to go for it. It ended up being a very quick read and a cute story. The high school relationship drama got a bit tiresome after a while (possibly because I’m not the target audience!). You know, the whole boy and girl like each other, but neither wants to fess-up…so through a series of miscommunications and missed opportunities tears and drama ensue.
Regardless, it ended well and the characters were likeable. I enjoyed it enough to know that I’ll definitely check out the second in the series…Lola and the Boy Next Door.
“How many times can our emotions be tied to someone else’s—be pulled and stretched and twisted—before they snap? Before they can never be mended again?” ~ Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins