Title: Isla & The Happily Every After
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Series: Stephanie Perkins’ Contemporary Novels
Release Date: August 14th, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Isla and the Happily Every After is the latest book of the Stephanie Perkins YA contemporary novels. It’s romantic, heart-warming, relatable and just pure awesomeness. It was a perfect conclusion to the collection. I loved every single bit! If you haven’t read it yet, it is about a girl named Isla who has had a three-year long crush on Josh. They fall in love but then multiple hurdles get thrown in their way, as your read about their chaotic love adventure. I totally recommend it, This book and Anna & The French Kiss is definitely one of my favorite romance story.
*DO NOT CONTINUE IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK- SPOILERS AHEAD*
Stephanie Perkins flawlessly captures the feelings and thoughts of having a crush and being in love. I can relate to almost everything Isla says, which is one of the reasons why I love this book better than Lola and the Boy Next Door, as it was hard to relate to Lola. Isla on the other hand has a similar personality to me. She also sets her story in this current modern society- this means that the problems Isla goes through can be thoroughly relatable to teenage girls. For example, Isla’s friend Kurt as she mentioned is always looked down upon a certain way because of his autism which is something you often hear being discussed today.
Her romance with Josh is extraordinary, with the expulsion, the “break-up” and the study ambitions, it just makes the book more exciting. I honestly couldn’t put down the book. I loved the little reunion with Anna, St.Clair, Lola and Cricket. I was a nice wrap up for the whole series. I was ecstatic to find out that St. Clair proposed to Anna.
It was just an amazing book. Stephanie Perkins creates love stories that every girl wants on their bucketlist. The ending was perfect with Josh saying that this was their happily ever after. I am happy yet sad that this is the end but hopefully Stephanie Perkins will be writing more novels.