Isla and the Happily Ever After (Hardcover)
Isla attends a boarding school in Paris, her best friend is autistic, and she’s been in love with a boy named Josh since Freshman year. She’s an introvert, a lover of comics, and an A+ student. Everything about Isla is pure emotional perfection. I constantly found myself identifying with her trials of love and her struggles with holding on to the various pieces of her life. Perkins’ way with words is both poetic and lyrical, sparking a joy and sadness that can only come from beautifully written stories.
I admit that I haven’t read any of the other books in the Anna series. I started with Isla and the Happily Ever After after being told that I didn’t need to read the books in order and I just happened to have a copy of Isla sitting on my shelf. But now, I know I have to read about Anna and Lola as well. Perkins captures the angst and intensity of first love in a way I could fully believe and relate to - when you fall head over heels for someone only to lose them and feel like you’re suffocating. I obsessed over this book for days after reading it, reliving the most intoxicating moments over and over again.— Anna from Books Inc. Palo Alto
"Stephanie Perkins's characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good." --Rainbow Rowell, Award-winning, bestselling author of "Eleanor & Park" and "Fangirl"
A "New York Times" Bestseller
"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, Etienne, 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.
About the Author
STEPHANIE PERKINS has always worked with books--first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. She's the author of the international bestsellers "Anna and the French Kiss" and "Lola and the Boy Next Door", as well as "Isla and the Happily Ever After". "My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories" is her first anthology. Stephanie and her husband live in the mountains of North Carolina.
Praise for Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door:
"Perkins’s debut surpasses the usual chick-lit fare with smart dialogue, fresh characters and plenty of tingly interactions." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Absorbing and enjoyable." —Booklist
"Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book." --Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes and The Name of the Star
“A swoonworthy romance [with] a cast of unforgettable characters . . . Lola and the Boy Next Door is another unputdownable read.” —MTV.com
"Smart and sensual, Anna and the French Kiss is everything your heart is longing for. You'll want to live inside this story forever. More, s'il vous plait!" —Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of the Wake Trilogy
"You're going to fall in love with Lola and the Boy Next Door. Madly in love! Every page sparkles." —Sarah Mylnowski, author of Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) and the Whatever After series