Reader Reviewed Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the Happily Ever After

Written by Stephanie Perkins

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August 2014 Book of the Month Best-selling Stephanie Perkins adds a new chapter to a romantic series she began with Anna and the French Kiss. When Isla meets Josh in a café in Manhattan she hopes it will be the beginning of the relationship she has been longing for. But then Josh vanishes for the rest of the summer. It is only when they get back to school in Paris that Isla and Josh finally get together in a relationship which Isla is sure will be happy forever after…But Josh has many complications in his life and Isla knows this is the not quite the relationship she had thought it to be.

Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids reader review panel were invited to read and review this title.

  • Sarah Murray, age 16 - 'Opening any Stephanie Perkins novel is like opening a ray of sunshine. They are the perfect feel good read and I can't stop smiling the whole time I am reading them.' Read full review >
  • Raimy Greenland - 'This is a beautiful, heart-wrenching story of true love from an author who already stole most of our hearts, Stephanie Perkins.' Read full review >
  • Thora Harrison, age 13 - 'I enjoyed it at first, but it's downhill from there. People who are fans of soppy romance will enjoy this story.' Read full review >


Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

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.

From glittering Manhattan to moonlit Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. Until they are forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren't always forever. Revisiting beloved couples Anna and Etienne and Lola and Cricket, this sweeping finale will charm fans old and new.

Collect all 3 romances from Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the Happily Ever After


Magical...really captures the feeling of being in love - Cassandra Clare on Stephanie Perkins

“This adorable YA romance is half New York love story, half Parisian romance, and fully prepared to make your heart melt quicker than a gelato dropped on a sidewalk.” – on Isla and the Happily Ever After

Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book. – MAUREEN JOHNSON on Anna and the French Kiss

Stephanie Perkins's characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good. – RAINBOW ROWELL, award-winning and bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl

About the Author

Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie was born in South Carolina, raised in Arizona and attended universities in San Francisco and Atlanta before settling in the mountains of North Carolina. Having always worked with books – as a bookseller, librarian, and now as a novelist – Stephanie is most usually found writing at her desk with a cup of tea or coffee, except for at the weekends where she can be found at the movies, waiting for the actors to kiss.

© Photo credit - Destinee Blau

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384 pages


Stephanie Perkins
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Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

14th August 2014




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