Isla and the Happily Ever After|Perkins, Stephanie
Isla and the Happily Ever After
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"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.


  • ISBN-13: 9780525425632
  • ISBN-10: 0525425632
  • Publisher: American Book Company
  • Publish Date: June 2018

Aubade for young, wild hearts

BookPage Teen Top Pick, August 2014

If you’ve read Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door, you know that Stephanie Perkins is both a talented writer and a true romantic. You’ll also be pleased to discover that Perkins’ latest offers some brief (and satisfying) glimpses of the main characters from her earlier books. And if you haven’t? You’re still in for an unforgettably romantic journey in this love story that stands on its own.

Isla has had a crush on moody artist Josh since their freshman year at an exclusive Parisian boarding school. So when, in an unguarded moment the summer before senior year, she flirts with Josh, she’s mortified—and then shocked to find Josh flirting right back.

Josh is an aspiring graphic artist with a very particular vision for his future; Isla finds it hard to imagine any sort of future plans, especially one that doesn’t involve either Paris or New York. Isla is whip-smart, thoughtful and kind, the kind of girl who loves adventure (at least in the pages of a book) and who isn’t afraid to speak her mind. So why does she second-guess Josh’s feelings for her? And will her insecurities doom their own storybook romance?

It’s hard to imagine a more romantic tale than Isla and the Happily Ever After. With evocative settings like Paris, Manhattan and Barcelona, Perkins’ latest will leave readers swooning, sobbing—and rooting for Isla and Josh to write their own happy ending.


This article was originally published in the August 2014 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.