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Isla and the Happily Ever After - Book Breakdown

Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last? 

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. 

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, √Čtienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.

Book Breakdown 


This one is my favorite of all of them! I thought nothing would top Anna and the French Kiss but I was so wrong. Isla is adorable with her long time crush on Josh. I thought it was cute that he'd had a crush on her too. 

I loved watching Isla grow and learn that she was worthy of love and that Josh wasn't going to leave her. I love that she learned it's okay not to have your whole life mapped out right away. It's okay to take time and enjoy the ride. I also thought it was cool to see how different they were. Josh has his whole life mapped out and he's fine with path and he's also fine with her not knowing her path just yet. 

They really seemed to understand one another after they finally talked through everything. There is drama in this book but otherwise it would be a very short and rather boring novel. I loved how they worked through it, sometimes together and sometimes on their own.

Also for those people who are always hating that most girls in YA are virgins: you will be happy with Isla. She's not a virgin. Also there is no cheating in this book. So if that bothered you from Anna, you're good here.

I loved seeing Paris again. One day, if everything settles down, I will get to visit. It just sounds so lovely and I miss being able to travel.  

Overall, this book is funny, cute, heart wrenching, and just a fun ride. It's a quick read and well worth the time to read it. If you've read the rest of the series I say go for this. Something super special happens towards the end of the book that you just have to read if you're an Anna fan! 

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