Thursday, October 20, 2016

Book Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Ah, it's time to review the third and final book in the Anna and the French Kiss Trilogy...but here are my reviews for the first two books if you haven't read them:  Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door.  Now let's get back to this review:

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

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Isla has had a crush on cartoonist Josh ever since their first year at the School of America in Paris started, but that was it a crush because Josh never noticed Isla.  However an encounter in Manhattan over the summer may have changed things and now Isla might have a chance at romance with Josh.

When Isla and Josh start their senior year, they are forced to confront a lot more than they imagined.  They end up having to face family drama, college decisions and the possibility of being apart.  

I loved, loved this book and these characters a lot.  We already got to meet Josh in the first book and he is back in this one and with another chance at love and Isla is the perfect girl for it (we also got the see a little bit of her in the first book).  When Josh and Isla get together, at first it all seems good, but then things start to happen, Josh gets in trouble with the school and their parents get involved and for the first time Isla gets to know them and gets wrapped out in another world, Josh's world, and she starts to understand him even more.  When Josh and Isla face the possibility to be apart, they have to go through a lot, first the realizations of their feelings for each other and being okay to spend some time apart and make decisions about their future together.

That is all I'm going to say about this book, there is a lot that happens with these two, I feel like they are the characters that had to go through the most stuff to be together and Oh Man, I was a little nervous at times, but I'm glad how it all wrapped up.  And Stephanie ended up bringing back all the characters from the other books and it was so amazing to see all of them together, job well done, I loved it.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars, it was everything I wanted and more and I wouldn't mind reading about Isla and Josh again.

XOXO,

Nelia