Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
read from August 20- September 8
Summary -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, Étienne, 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.
Review- isla is at kismet when she sees her crush from school Josh she's kind of high on meds from getting her wisdom teeth out and Josh and isla talk and he draws her and then she wants to see him again but he wasn't at kismet they go back to school and she sees josh again they start talking and hanging out and then josh says to isla she likes him and then they start dating it's so cute there date and then they decide to go to Barcelona Josh says it would be fine they go they have a great time they go to the hotel and have sex it was beautiful and then it goes bad they get caught josh gets expelled isla is mad a kurt and hattie cause Kurt told hattie and nate overheard Josh heads back to NYC and Isla is in france she is applying to dartmath and Josh is planing on going to this cartoonist school then allot of things go bad it's hard for them to talk his father is up for reelection and around then isla gets a package it's his graphic novel and isla isn't a fan cause well his ex girlfriend is there allot but she's there at the end and she tells josh this and it isn't very nice and they g et in a stupid fight and isla picks at that josh doesn't really love her and Josh keeps calling and calling and when isla finally realizes josh does love her it's to late . Until when she gets back to school and she makes up with Hattie and gives her the treehouse and Hattie tells her that she mailed the signed book isla got josh and then josh calls her he's in france he wants isla to meet his friends . Anna st. clair lola cricket and even Meredith is there and then something big happens St.clair propses to Anna OH MY GOD it was so cute . Josh walks isla home and gives her the graphic novel again but it's different this time and she finishes it and she runs to him so cute they spend two weeks together . then it's june and there back at kismet and josh is finished with the book and they on the happily ever after I loved it isla is going to darthmath and there going to be together I loved there story and it was nice to see my other favorites also.
Favorite quotes - does this...does this mean you want to be my boyfriend?" My question sounds both immature and momentous. But Josh doesn't flinch.
"Yes," he says. "I want.”
“We're enveloped in pitch black. "Wait here," I whisper.
"Are you getting your ax?"
"Kinky. But, okay, I'll try it.”
“Several yards away – closer to the cathedral’s legendary carved doorways – Anna and St. Clair are standing on top of Point Zéro. It’s been hand-brushed clear of its dusting of snow. Point Zéro is the bronze marker, a star, which designates the official centre of France. There are at least two superstitions about it. One is that anyone who stands on the star will return to France. The other is that you can use it to make a wish.
“Wait for it,” Josh says.
Lola stands straighter, excited. “No!”
“Yes,” Cricket says.
I’m the last one in the dark, until – suddenly – it happens. St. Clair removes something from his pocket. And then he gets down on one knee.
Anna’s entire body lights with shock and joy and love. She nods a vigorous yes. St. Clair places the ring on her finger. He stands, she throws her arms around him, and they kiss. He spins her in a circle. They kiss again. Deep, hungry, long. And then he turns to us and waves – with the biggest smile I’ve ever seen – clearly aware that we’ve been standing here the whole time.”