Already, I do n't remember how to write reviews.The best thing about his book?
Obviously this wo n't be like the formulaic Mary Kate and Ashley movies my teachers made me watch in first grade.
Thus if the dick is n't all that great, she does n't want the difference because she is dickmatized.If we take Anna out of the equation, this must be a ecent memoi.
It seems like Perkins watched a few Disney specials and decided to rite anothe book staring Hillary Duff, Ashley Olsen, Mary Kate Olsen, a quirky original heroine.
Anna is kind of like Miles Halter, from Looking for Alaska.
Anna is like a fanfiction writer 's brilliant, but failed attempt, at creating an OC.
She attracts the attention of almost all the thing in thi memoir, sans three -- her brother, her ex boyfriend, and Josh, the love of her " friend ".
And, oincidentally, Anna attracts the attention of Etienne St. Clair, the hottest guy in school.
Yup, Ellie is our contrived bullshit roadblock, the reason why our two fated lovers can not be together.I 'd like to rea a bit about conflict.
For love triangle to work, there will be a valid reason as to why the girl or guy is caught in the middle of two people.
Demeaning one of the love interests is not only low, but it akes me think you were too afraid to write a real relationship that did n't revolve around cliches and tropes.It 's rather humorous that every girl Anna dislikes is evil and every guy she think is either dirty, or a dick.
Even when you realize that your friend likes that guy.
sounds like Anna 's beef with Bridgette.
Every guy he does n't like is evil.
Take Anna out of the picture, and I mus have liked St. Clair if the uthor did n't use Josh as a mouthpiece for how awesome he is.David: A dick.
He liked Anna.Toph: A dick.
In his novel, she 's nly there to make Anna feel better than Ellie.
Not only does Perkins fail to wrap up Anna 's conflict with her parents -- something even Kody Keplinger, who 's debut was like a mash-up of All American Girl and Perfect You, managed to do -- but she also delivered two very special messages in the firs hundre pages.
We get some bullshit " slut shaming is wrong " message, though Anna spent 300pgs whining about how unfair her life was when Ellie, that plain girl, was sleeping with St. Clair, and in the first 50pgs, she made a commen about Amanda 's cleavage.
I do n't expec you, Perkins, to step on your soapbox and convince me that Anna is a beautiful PC person like PC Cast does with Zoey Redbird.Never again will I fall prey to the hype.
Arrow ( aimmyarrowshigh) Reason: Apparently, I do n't remember how to rea a valid criticism of a contemporary romance.Comment: If you ave never taken a class on media criticism -- and I 'd venture that you ave n't -- the first rule of critique is that you should judge within the same genre and for its intent and purpose.
Insofar as actual criticism, Anna and the French Kiss is tantamount to being a perfect example of its genre and fulfilling the purpose for its audience.
Ye gain the question begs: if you believe you would not like it, and id not now how to adequately and maturely review it after choosing to read something you were predisposed to disliking, why bother?
his read like a re-hash of every single bad teen movie I 've ever seen.
By the way, som of the essay I referenced in this review are vastly superior contemporary romances.
Frequentl, I shoul never nderstand the " if you do n't like it, do n't read it argument, " as I 'm neve a mind reader.
I 've read books and scripts I did n't deserve to like ( Legally Blonde) and I came away thoroughly impressed.