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Isla And The Happily Ever After (Anna And The French Kiss #3) byStephanie Perkins Review

An awesome book that finished the trilogy off really well. 

Isla and her boyfriend Josh, are mentioned in Anna And The French Kiss (#1). What I really appreciated about this book was how grown up it was. While Anna And The French Kiss seemed to be more for younger teenagers, I thought that Isla And The Happily Ever After was more for older teenagers or young adults even. 

The book tells the story of Isla and budding artist, Josh and their romance. These characters are more daring than Anna and St Clair or Lola and Cricket in the previous books. They're more willing to break the rules that adults have set. This gets them in bad situations sometimes, like when Isla and Josh sleep together on their forbidden trip to Spain. The sex scenes (there's one later in the book as well) aren't described as this is a YA read. 

Spoilers below:

Isla isn't sure that Josh loves her for being her so she breaks things off with him after seeing him in a political light (like his father). Josh then moves back to the states as the majority of the book is set in France. This is done to separate both Isla and Josh. It leaves both of the characters feeling depressed and wanting one another more and more each day though. It isn't until the Olympics come to Paris (in this book) that Isla and Josh see each other again, along with the main characters from the other books. They all meet up to catch up. 

Josh has been making a manuscript of his life in art all throughout the book. When he showed it to Isla for the first time (much before the Olympics) Isla didn't like certain parts of it, and when she expressed her dislike to Josh he just got upset and angry that she didn't like it. She didn't like it because she wasn't represented fairly she didn't feel. That's part of what made her break up with him. However, on the second read through, Isla sees a lot more of her story with Josh and less of him with his ex. This makes her heart open up again to all of the feelings Josh awakened before. They get back together again, and they both move to the same place for college.  

I give this book 5 stars because it was on another level than the other 2. I might have to put Lola And The Boy Next Door down half a star because this book totally outshone it in my opinion and I gave it 5 stars as well. 


An amazing, young adult/new adult trilogy that tells the story of 3 young girls who find love each in a different way. A 5 star trilogy! :)! 


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