Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Goodreads Synopsis: 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.


Unlike Anna and Lola, I read this recently… And I regret reading it.

Two privileged white kids from America, Isla (the obsessive stalker) and Josh (the self-absorbed artist), attend a boarding school in France. After a few encounters they fall in hormonally driven instalove then experience never ending drama until the last few pages. The whole thing made me weird and anxious, and left me very unsatisfied. I only liked one (new) character in the entire book, and that was Isla’s best friend Kurt.

Stephanie Perkins is such an excellent author and this book had so much potential. I’m still mega bummed out about it… I can’t believe I waited over three years for this pile of garbage.

The ending scene with Anna, St. Clare, Lola, and Cricket was the best part of the book. Or the only part worth reading.

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