Isla and the Happily Ever After

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“Stephanie Perkins’ characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good.”—Rainbow Rowell

“This adorable YA romance is half New York love story, half Parisian romance, and fully prepared to make your heart melt quicker than a gelato dropped on a sidewalk.”—MTV.com

From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as...

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Overview

“Stephanie Perkins’ characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good.”—Rainbow Rowell

“This adorable YA romance is half New York love story, half Parisian romance, and fully prepared to make your heart melt quicker than a gelato dropped on a sidewalk.”—MTV.com

From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren't always forever. Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

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Editorial Reviews

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For Isla, her City of Lights crush on Josh must have seemed almost hopeless; the introverted cartoonist was clearly too preoccupied with his drawings to notice any girl; but eventually, as in every heart-lifting Stephanie Perkins teen romance, all good things happen to the young couple. The sweet conclusion to the much-beloved Anna and the French Kiss series. (P.S. Series enthusiasts will be gratified to learn that Anna, Lola, Cricket, and Étienne all receive meaningful cameos in this novel.)

Publishers Weekly
08/04/2014
Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss) completes her trilogy of interlinked romances with a strong finale that examines the emotional intensity of a relationship from its earliest stages. Isla, a senior at the School of America in Paris, has had a crush on fellow senior Josh since freshman year, but it is only now that he reciprocates her feelings; their relationship quickly gathers steam. Perkins takes full advantage of her romantic Parisian setting, though the intimacy she establishes between her characters through penetrating dialogue and insight into the agonies and ecstasies of first love would shine anywhere. When Josh gets expelled and the couple becomes estranged, Isla spirals into despair that Perkins explores with aching intensity. Isla's vulnerability, coupled with her burgeoning sense of identity and desire to maintain her individuality in life and in love, makes her an especially rich character. The supporting cast, including Isla's high-functioning autistic friend Kurt, her prickly younger sister, and Josh himself are equally well realized, and the author's fans will enjoy appearances from characters from past books, too. Ages 14–up. Agent: Kate Schafer Testerman, kt literary. (Aug.)
VOYA, October 2014 (Vol. 37, No. 4) - Pam Carlson
Oh, the drama of true love, especially in Paris. Isla has had a crush on cool, ridiculously handsome Josh for three years. Finally, in their senior year at a private school in the city of love, their happily—ever-after begins—and ends—and resumes—and ends—and resumes—all with tremendous passion. No one seems to care that they are having sex as often as possible, but Josh’s disregard for the school rules, including leaving school without permission for their first overnight together to Barcelona, gets him expelled. Isla is devastated. Even Kurt, her inseparable friend since toddlerhood, is hanging out with new people. Josh’s political duties (he is the son of a senator) keep him busy over the holidays, when they are both in America. He gives her his autobiography in graphic novel form, but that is the final straw for Isla, when she sees page after page of his former girlfriend, Rashmi, in all of her glorious nakedness while Isla only rates a few pages at the end. Devastation again. Will the promise of the title be fulfilled? Readers who enjoy tales of self-absorbed, do-not-think-of-consequences, privileged teens will discover the answer. Others may wish to reread The Fault In Our Stars (Penguin, 2012/Voya April 2012) for their romantic fix. Happily Ever After is a companion title to Anna And The French Kiss (Penguin, 2010/Voya December 2010) and Lola And The Boy Next Door (Penguin, 2011). Reviewer: Pam Carlson; Ages 15 to 18.
School Library Journal
★ 07/01/2014
Gr 9 Up—When Isla, loopy on medication after a dentist appointment, finds herself in the same Manhattan café as her crush object, Josh, she's able to do something she's never managed in the three years they've attended the same boarding school in Paris: talk to him. Lo and behold, it turns out that he likes her too, and once they're back in France, a relationship blossoms. Alas, the course of true love never did run smooth, and pressures both internal (Isla's self-doubt) and external (Josh's father's Senate reelection campaign) force them apart. Is their love strong enough to bring them back together? Fans will relish appearances by characters from Perkins's Anna and the French Kiss (2011) and Lola and the Boy Next Door (2013, both Dutton) in this sweet, charming series third that will make readers feel like they're in Paris too. Realistic characters, spot-on dialogue, and a truly delightful romance make for a novel that will delight the author's fans and win her legions of new ones.—Stephanie Klose, Library Journal
Kirkus Reviews
2014-07-16
Engaging teen characters with page-turning love lives offer ample vicarious pleasures. Petite, red-haired Isla (that's "eye-la") has had a hopeless crush on introverted artist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. Their chance meeting before senior year catalyzes a wish-come-true relationship that threatens Isla's unusual friendship with best friend Kurt and makes her question her identity and future. Perkins' characters are quirky and three-dimensional, and their sometimes-startling actions make them seem even more real: Isla and Kurt routinely share a bed; Josh depicts losing his virginity in his graphic novel; Isla and Josh enjoy a steamy weekend trip to Barcelona. They're discovered, and Josh is expelled, but love persists despite distance and restricted phone privileges. In fact, their greatest threat comes from within—Perkins accurately depicts the kind of thinking that helps lovers invent their own problems: Isla's insecurities (why should Josh love her when she doesn't have a driving passion or vision of her future?) threaten the relationship ("I have to destroy what's left of my heart before he can do it for me"). The titular "happily-ever-after" is as predictable as it is sweet, featuring fan-pleasing cameos of characters from Perkins' two companion books. A satisfying dose of first love's physical and emotional thrall. (Fiction. 14 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525425632
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 8/14/2014
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 11,442
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: HL570L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins (www.stephanieperkins.com) has always worked with books—first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. Stephanie lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband. Every room of their house is painted a different color of the rainbow.
 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    True Love

    Can I just say that Stephanie Perkins closed the series perfectly.
    Josh and Islas relationship was so true and real. I loved every minute of it. I felt their pain and their love. Even though I always want more at the end I have to say that Perkins always has the best endings that makes you feel all tingly inside. The author captures love so well that I hope I have something like her characters in years to come, sincere, true love .
    It was truely brilliant.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 24, 2014

    Isla is Stephanie Perkin's third book that proves her to be a ma

    Isla is Stephanie Perkin's third book that proves her to be a master of not only romance, but storytelling. I was first introduced (and convinced) to read her first book, Anna and the French Kiss, when I began blogging three years ago (in 2011!) and I've been a devoted fan ever since then! I was looking forward to Isla because although she only had a small role to play in Anna, I knew this last book in this collection was going to be incredible.




    Reasons to Read:




    1. Books with a feeling of nostalgia:




    Very few books leave me with such a strong nostalgic feeling. But Stephanie has this way of writing that makes her readers intensely feel the same emotional roller coaster as her characters. Her books perfectly capture many of the feelings and experiences I had as a teenager, and I love that. I found it was particularly strong in Isla because Isla's awkward moments and intense relationship with Josh were so familiar to me.




    2. Romantic longing:




    One of my favourite feelings in the world is that period when you first realize you have a crush on someone... and then it starts to move in the right direction! It is this crazy, wild adrenaline rush and that is exactly what Isla (and Josh) experience in this book. Isla has pined for Josh for years, and we get to read about how she first approaches Josh and their friendship develops from there. But it's that rising anticipation throughout the book that kept me hooked!




    3. Revisit some of our other favourite Perkins' couples:




    I love how Stephanie includes little cameos of characters she's written about in previous books. It's so fun to get to see glimpses of how their lives turned out, and I think that this is especially true in Isla and the Happily Ever After. Because this book is the end of this three-book collection, it seems like so much more than just the potential of a "happily ever after" for Isla - it's as if it's the happily ever after for Anna, Lola, and even for us as readers. 




    I can't sing the praises of this book enough. Isla and Josh are adorable. They're also flawed, and kind of stupid at times. Which is fine, because I've done silly things as well. I truly wish I could crawl inside the pages of this book and live in Paris with Anna and Isla and do my makeup and get dressed up with Lola. Because we would be best friends, even if they are fictional. 




    Hardcover purchased. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2014

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    Aaaah, I can't take my heart right now. It's so FULL of good fee

    Aaaah, I can't take my heart right now. It's so FULL of good feelings that it practically hurts. It's just that this book is SO FREAKING BEAUTIFUL. I'm sooooooo in love! I feel like crying. I feel like dancing. I feel like I haven't really been living until now. Feels, feels, FEELS, people! Isla and the Happily Ever After is THE book. Stephanie Perkins is hands down the best YA Contemporary writer ever. She makes you laugh, she makes your heart melt and she makes you suffer in the most precious way. 

    Isla (eye-la) is a whole different experience from my other two Stephanie favorites, Anna and the French Kiss, and Lola and the Boy Next Door. This book is more mature, more intense, yet equally sweet and stunning. The romance swooned me off my feet and the special guests made my heart explode in happiness. Clearly I just want to gush and hug this book all day long. I'm actually itching to read it again now (and I will after my sister gets her scoop of awesomeness). 

    It's so thrilling to be back now at the city of love with Isla and Josh. They are both so adorably cute together. Isla with her shy yet fiery persona, and Josh with his talent and ability to say and draw the most beautiful scenarios. I'm so glad this book doesn't let me wait that long for both to get together, unlike Anna and Lola (although I do love the anticipation). The attraction between Isla and Josh was so palpable and so right, it would have been unreal if they didn't fall for each other soon. However, they do have to deal with so many insecurities and things that are simply out of their hands, thus ensuing a big heart-wrenching rollercoaster ride.

    But the best part *clutches heart* THE ENDING. The last chapters were so perfect and magical that I think my heart stopped from too much beauty. Now I want to cry again because Isla & Josh, Anna & Étienne, and Lola & Cricket always make me want to find love just like theirs. At least for a day, I'll take anything.

    Seriously, you have to read this book like, now. If you haven't started the series, don't worry, you don't have to start with book one as they can work pretty well as stand-alones, but trust me, it works better when read in order. 

    On a side note...

    I'm sad that this series has come to an end because it's not only the last about Isla, but Anna and Lola as well. It definitely hurts to know there won't be more. However, I'm glad the characters got their happily ever afters. 

    If I had to pick a favorite out of the three books, Isla would come out at the bottom but not by much. It fairly stays in the same order because:

    Anna and the French Kiss is this sweet story about being afraid of choosing what you want and making big changes in life. Of giving the chance to something you would never have considered before. It's a great book that builds up something huge, the anticipation pure torture, but extremely satisfying. It's the kind of book that makes you want to jump in and live inside forever. Not to mention my boyfriend, Étienne, who is the ultimate bookboyfriend of all times.

    Lola and the Boy Next Door is all about identity and misunderstandings. Of speaking out loud and learning from mistakes, of forgiving. If Anna was sweet, then this one was bowls and bowls of bright colored candies and pies. Again, the anticipation for a great ending is terrible, but SO worth it. An extremely bright book with a bright guy. Cricket is the boy I would love to spend every minute of every day for the rest of my life.

    And Isla and the Happily Ever After is the story about finding yourself AND believing in yourself. In what you can do, how much you are worth and how beautiful and interesting you can be even when you don't have your life all planned out. Like Josh says, it's okay to be a blank canvas because they are the ones full of possibilities, and artists are inspired by them. Terrificly raw, this book gives you another love story with a stunning guy you cannot live without.

    So even though Josh is not my Étienne, and certainly not my Cricket (yes, the hard decision comes down to the boys), he is MY Josh and I wouldn't change him one bit. I have love for everyone, you see.

    Now, THE END. *whew, I know.*(less)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    this book was absolutely amazing i didnt want it to end, once i

    this book was absolutely amazing i didnt want it to end, once i bought it i couldnt put it down, i cried at the ending, you deffinatly grow and learn reading this journey. i bought this on sunday and finished on tuesday. its amazing like the rest of her work, i reccomend going to the store and picking up at copy right away before there all gone!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Why the Pushback??????? ):(

    I was waiting for months for this book to be released, I bought it in november. It said I would get it May 7th. today I came to check up on it, and now it says I won't get it until september???? This is extremely frusterating.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Make another book of anna and st clair i love them so much

    I loved anna and the french kiss so much much i read it like 30 times in a row i wish there was another book all about anna and st. Clair they are such a beautiful couple. Cricket and lola are such an interesting duo i cant wait to read isla and josh wow im so excited :)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2015

    Age?

    What age is this book for?

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  • Posted December 14, 2014

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings The third in th

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings

    The third in the companion series that takes the reader back to Paris and to the American school with a new group of seniors.  Isla is the middle daughter of a French/American couple who definitely shows the middle child tendencies.  Josh is the child of a state senator and doesn't quite fit the normal mold of a political offspring.  Isla has had a crush on Josh since day one and now in their senior year she may get the guts to make her feelings known.

    What a fantastically sweet and realistic love story.  I absolutely stinkin adore the realistic ups and downs of a senior year of high school relationship.  The puppy love was great.  Although it took awhile it was great to have the appearance of the whole crowd - St. Clair, Anna, Cricket and Lola - but what a great appearance!  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2014

    Amazing

    Amazing

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  • Posted October 27, 2014

    3.5 Stars I got pulled into this series when I picked up the fi

    3.5 Stars

    I got pulled into this series when I picked up the first book, Anna & the French Kiss, last year. Perkins' characters and writing style are genuine, whimsical, funny, raw in places, and sweet. Her characters have all been interesting and have also all had some development to them as each story unfolds. Isla and the Happily Ever After was no different. There was much to love in the setting and in the characters and story. There was some heartbreak, some points where the characters really had to face themselves and come to terms with who they were and who they wanted to be and decide what they would choose. There were parts that deeply touched me and others that made me frustrated and upset. 

    I really, really wish this book (and all in the series) were clean. I'm sure many feel that wouldn't make them genuine, but for me there was too much language and sex. I also feel like these characters and stories have so much that can touch and teach others, but because of the content I'm fairly limited as to whom I can recommend them to.

    Content: Lots of language and sexual content.
    Source: Library

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  • Posted October 19, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    Another charming read by Stephanie Perkins! This was a perfect s

    Another charming read by Stephanie Perkins!
    This was a perfect story to get me through my work week. I immediately connected with Isla and reveled in her finally approaching and then dating Josh, the object of her 3-year crush, as their senior year at the School of America in Pairs progressed. Having the gang from the previous 2 books show up was also a lovely treat.
    QUICK BREAKDOWN
    Audiobook narrator: 4-stars – Grace Blewer does a good job. I like her French and Spanish accents and her tone matched this YA themed novel well.
    Story: it opens in New York at the Kismet café before the school year begins at the School of America in Pairs and spans Isla and Josh’s entire senior year.
    POV: Isla’s
    Tension: Kurt’s relationship with Isla, Josh’s attitude about school, Isla’s insecurity and conviction that she is just a place holder in Josh’s life
    Romance category/level: mature Young Adult; yearning, fresh and very sweet
    Sex: Yes, but there were only a few hot and heavy scenes which were suitably toned down for YA readers while still maintaining a sweetly sexy vibe.
    Setting: New York, Paris and Barcelona
    Sequel/Series planned: no. This was the third and final installment in the Anna & The French Kiss series.

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  • Posted October 12, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    This send of to one of the best trilogies I have ever read was a

    This send of to one of the best trilogies I have ever read was amazing. I love that we got to meet up with the two main characters from the two books (four total). I have loved Stephanie Perkins characters for years, and while  Anna & Ètienne  and Lola & Cricket have a special place in my heart I am happy to make room for Isla & Josh. These characters are REAL and go through real,  while sometimes exaggerated, experiences. These six will always be my friends and that may sound sad but they have taught me a lot about life. It's okay to be scared, to be yourself, and to not know where you're going, but if you believe in yourself and have people supporting you, you will get to the end and everywhere past it.

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  • Posted September 17, 2014

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    I was very excited to read this book. I have truly loved this se

    I was very excited to read this book. I have truly loved this series. I love how the characters are all interwoven but each story is hugely different from the one before. I honestly didn’t think Perkins could top herself after I read Lola, but I was wrong. This book was just as good if not better.




    Isla is this straight laced, gets good grades, keeps to herself, never breaks the rules kind of girl. She smart but has an underlying yearning to be something just a bit different. She’s trying to find herself but really doesn’t know where to look. Her insecurities are glaringly obvious, especially when it comes to boys. She’s obsessed with her classmate, Josh. He’s been the object of her affection since they were freshman. But she doesn’t think he notices her, and since he had a long time girlfriend she never thought they would have a chance. Her insecurity wreaks havoc with her ability to see that she is truly worthy of affection and love. Thankfully, she develops well and learns that she should be happy with who she is and that she needs to take chances. I can say that I didn’t relate to Isla as much as I did Anna and Lola, but there was something about Isla that really made me like her immensely.




    Josh, well, we met him in the previous books. But we didn’t get too much about him. We know he’s this kid who constantly blows off classes and doesn’t seem to care about school. What we don’t know is that Josh has his own insecurities. Not only about his ability to love and what that means, but also about the choices he has made in life. He’s so much more under the surface than you see. I kind of wished we could have had his POV in this book, but Isla does a good job of fleshing him out and showing us who he is, mostly through his graphic novel autobiography. And the fact that he’s always had a thing of Isla is just true love screaming for them to make it.




    Kurt,oh boy. He’s Isla’s best friend since they were in diapers. And just to make it perfectly clear, that is all they are, and there is never a hint of anything more. When you meet him you’ll understand why. He is extremely quirky and a creature of extreme habit. He’s also not one to hold back not only how he feels but what he wants to say. Sometimes to the point of it being inappropriate. I really loved the relationship between Kurt and Islas, though. He never held back from telling her exactly what he thought and she often needed that!




    Their relationship certainly has its rocky moments. And Isla’s insecurity gets in the way more often than not. She’s constantly trying to understand how Josh could possibly want to be with her, what he sees in her, how he can give his love to her. Josh wants her to take risks and open up, but it’s hard for her to break free from the regimented life she’s created for herself. Perkins does a great job with the anticipation in the relationship, the build up from crush to love as it unfolds in a fairly short amount of time. Then she brings it crashing down and wrenches your heart with Isla’s rash decisions. There are some more adult scenes in this book, not excessively descriptive, but you get the idea of what is happening.




    Perkins does a fabulous job with the world building in this book. In Anna we got some glimpses of Paris. In this book, it continues even more in depth than what we had before. And Perkins expands the world to include not only New York City (and since I’m a native New Yorker, you can imagine I was nit picky). Her descriptions are spot on. And even as she was describing Barcelona (a place I have never been but have studied the architecture of in the past) I could vividly picture it all in my head, like I was right there with the characters. And I love how she incorporates our old favorite characters into the book. I loved seeing them!




    My favorite part of this book was how emotional it was. I mean the other two were also full of emotions, but this one actually brought tears to my eyes and made them spill over. Not big ugly tears but tears that said “oh no” and then hope that things would work themselves out in the end. 




    If you’ve enjoyed the other books in this series, you will certainly love this one. Reminiscent of Kasie West’s The Distance Between Us, Isla shows us what it’s like to find true love and learn how to take the risk to trust ourselves to feel it and experience it.

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  • Posted September 13, 2014

    A Satisfying Finish

    The ending was perfect. completely perfect.

    I have a feeling that I'll enjoy this more the second time through, though I did really enjoy it the first time through -- I'm so glad that Josh gets a happily ever after, and I really loved the relationships built and illustrated in this book. I love that it's distinct from ANNA despite sharing a setting, and I love Isla's friendship with Kurt, too, and her frustration with her sister.

    I need to read it again, but I'm starting off with 4 stars so I have room to grow for the next round.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    I wish/ hope this isn't the final chapter. What a great series!

    I wish/ hope this isn't the final chapter. What a great series! This good was amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    SPOILERS

    I thought she was going to end up with Kurt!!!

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  • Posted August 18, 2014

      From Anna and the French Kiss, to Lola and the Boy Next Door,

      From Anna and the French Kiss, to Lola and the Boy Next Door, Stephanie Perkins has not disappointed me. I wasn't expecting this one to be any different. And of course I was right. While Anna is still my favorite, Isla plays a very close second. 
    "To be good at anything you have to practice.' 'Do you wanna practice on me?"
    pg. 7
         I know this has become the running saying with this novel, but it's the truth. I saw a little of myself in Isla. I swear I'm just as much as awkward and weird as she is. And then there was the way she was so hard on herself. I know for a fact that I do that. Maybe not towards the same things, but I am hard on myself. I could understand where she was coming from. Because of this she seemed like such a relate-able character. She really felt so real.
    "Thank you slutty funnel."
    pg. 10
         As for Josh, let me pause and physically swoon. *SWOON SWOON SWOON* You guys, he is the epitome of sweet, romantic, and any other cutesy adjective that you can think of. I LOVED him. And all because of the way he loved Isla. I'm not sure how someone else missed it, because it was glaringly obvious. I've never seen a boy cry as much as I saw read about him crying. And I loved it because it felt so genuine. Joah, just like Isla, felt so utterly real. 
    "Listen I like you and you like me, so let's go find a secluded park and touch each other'."
    pg. 61
         I also loved the two of them together. They both have "ugly sides" that they didn't want the other to see, but at the same time, who really wants to show someone those parts? They always try to keep those away from people as long as they can. Which makes them even more realistic. And the insecurities and jealousy are real life emotions that people in relationships feel all the time. Their relationship seemed just as real as they did. I also want to send a thank you to Perkins. Thank you for making them use protection. It is proven now that using it won't mess up the flow or ruin the mood or anything like that. It's more realistic and it's helping teens that read this understand that they must be safe. 
    "Back up, back up, back up. 'You always liked me?' 'A super smart hot girl who reads comics? You were definitely on my radar.'"
    pg. 97
         What I loved most about this book though, was the way it brought oiut my emotions. I laughed at Lola so hard in the beginning for all that she did in front of Josh at Kismet. And then I was SMITTEN with Josh when he was finally introduced. And then I was taken with him even more because he was so sweet with Isla. And then I felt a little of the same jealousy when she read THE GRAPHIC NOVEL. And then I was a little upset with Isla after blowing things out of proportions. In short, everything about this novel either made me sigh with contented happiness or feel like I got punched in the gut. By the end, I was teary eyed and read the part about his "edited version" three times because it was hard seeing through my bleary eyes. 
    "I've always thought the best relationships are those that are as happy and content in silence as they are in action'."
    pg. 154
         And of course it was a pleasure to revisit the old characters: Anna, St. Clair, Lola, and Cricket. Even Calliope makes an apperance. I thought that was pretty cool. And the events that happen when they all appear made me love this book even more. I couldn't even say anything. I just found myself in shock. I loved that Perkins was able to tie everything together and give everyone exactly what they needed: A Happily Ever After. 
    "You [can't] lose anything you haven't already lost."
    pg. 303
         When a book contains relate-able characters and can make my emotions go into a full on roller coaster ride, that's how I know it was a hit with me. And this one, just like it's predecessors was definitely a hit. Thank you Stephanie Perkins for creating such real life romances with Anna, Lola, and Isla. I look forward to more of your novels in the future.

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  • Posted August 17, 2014

    Stephanie Perkins is pure genius. The whole Isla and the Happily

    Stephanie Perkins is pure genius. The whole Isla and the Happily Ever After is an art on it’s own, and a map all at the same time. Her vivid description of everything is like I traveled to Manhattan, Paris, and Barcelona with Isla and Josh. It’s like I’ve seen these marvelous pieces of arts and architectures and fallen in love with them the same way they did. Reading this novel was a journey of its own, not only the trips to beautiful places, but emotionally as well. It was very well written and the emotions were very real and honest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Not as good as the first two, but still an amazing read

    I loved Josh and Isla as a couple, but I wish I got to see more of the other couples

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

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