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13 juni, 2016

ISLA and the happily ever after ****

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“There’s no story,’ I say. ‘I saw you one day, and I just knew.”

This is my third book by Stephanie Perkins, and I loved Anna and The French Kiss. Lola and the Boy Next Door – not so much. So I started Isla with mixed feelings.

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.(Goodreads).

Dear Stephanie: You did it again! You wrote a book that made me go through the entire register of feelings I remembered from Anna, and you did it in a way that made me read into the night.

For the setting, Stephanie this time took us to Paris, New York and Barcelona, and her descriptions of these places is like an artist with a brush – she paints a picture so clear, you feel like you are magically transported to La Sagrada Familia.

Johs and Isla are the most adorable couple, and the banter between them are outright hilarious. The telling of the parts of life, where you are forced to make life changing decisions and the intense feelings of love, where honest and full of raw emotions.

I liked that the end connected with the other books in the series, and I loved meeting Anna and St. Clair again.

All in all: This was such an adorable and funny read – I would actually love a follow up, just to know what happens next. (Maybe I even liked this one more than Anna).

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