Friday, June 10, 2011

Fan Letter Friday (3)

This is fan letter friday. All the time I see nice, special, kind and good authors on twitter, facebook, their own blog, etc. that I make friends with or follow on accident and I adore them. I like them as more than authors. I like them as people. So, I decided, since I don't have time to review every single book these people have written, I'm going to write to them. I am going to flaunt my love for them all over the internet and hopefully brighten their day. I am going to sound, insane, rambly and possibly like a stalker, but that's just part of the fun right?

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Dear Stephanie Perkins, (author of Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door)

Why couldn't you write my life?

Ahem. What I meant to say is, I read Anna and the French Kiss for the first time last week. It makes me wish I had a time machine so I could go back a few months to when I first bought it and hog tie myself to a chair so I could have read it sooner. Yes, I think your book is time travel worthy. It also makes me want to sit and cry in a corner until Lola and Isla are released.

I am so happy you won the cover lottery. Anna's was so cute with the little scarf and the Eiffel tower in the background. I adore Lola's hair on her cover, the purple is wonderful. That guy model is kinda hot too, I definitely wouldn't mind him being my neighbor. 

Even though I'm really new to your writing, I think I've already fallen in love with your stories.You can write one heck of a kiss scene if I do say so myself. Aside from that though, your characters... just take me away. I feel in love with them in a matter of pages. They simply pulled me away from what was going on around me and made me laugh and forget for a while. I stayed up to read it in one night. When you have the ability to craft a story like that lets people get lost in Anna's thoughts, Etienne's smile, Rashmi's sarcasm, Meredith's room, or Josh's drawings. It's magic. The best kind of magic.

I've wanted to move to Paris since I was five. I've wanted a boy who lives next door that I could fall in love with my entire life. You like, take all my secret mushy gushy dreams and act them out in book form and they're even better than I imagined. Hats off to you madame.

Reading your book made me hungry. Seriously, no joke can I fly to Paris for a crepe hungry. I am jealous of all the cuisine Anna got to eat. I mean you know a book is good if you get jealous of the food people are having let alone their fantastic relationship with certain boys. Oh, and on a totally unrelated note, I am jealous of your hair. I wish I had a blue streaks like yours but alas I am too chicken to get them in case they come out odd. Yours look amazing, it's like hair porn. Wow that was a horrible and awkward comment, why am I still even speaking?

Also, who and i mean who thinks up an American Brit that lives in Paris? It's like the spectacular trifecta of nationalities for a perfect boy. If they handed out awards for perfect fictional boy, Etienne would win like half of them. He is just awesome. Thank you so much for creating him.


 P.S. Thank Kiersten White for this fan letter, she was the one who wrote the blog post that made me buy the book.

For those who are interested: 

Stephanie Perkins'



Twitter: @naturallysteph (!/naturallysteph )

1 comment:

  1. "It's magic. The best kind of magic."

    We couldn't agree more. :)


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