Isla and the Happily Ever After
By Stephanie Perkins
“A blank canvas…has unlimited possibilities.”
Last but not least I’ve reached Isla and the Happily Ever After, the last of the trilogy. Out of the 3 leading ladies Isla is my least favorite, sorry. However, the boys are pretty tied. Isla drove me insane a couple of times. I still liked the book though and it was way better than your average romance, contemporary novel. Now on to the review.
Characters? I loved getting to see more of Josh and why he’s the way he is. In the first book we only know about his rebellious ways from Anna but in this book we get to see the reason behind his actions. Isla, while a little annoying at times, had a great character development and ended the book on a great note. Also we get to see some old characters!!
Setting? We are back in France but this time our author has been here before so we aren’t looking at France as a new country to explore but as a city we are part of, as home. We travel to Spain which is fun because it sounds like such a beautiful place. I love the way Perkins describes places because she makes them feel so real.
Plot? The plot was a lot more high schoolish but they are in high school so… expected. It didn’t copy any of the previous books and had it’s own new inputs. In this one there are new problems to get over and the main couple does get together faster however that leads to obvious problems in the future. You can’t reach the happily ever after in chapter 1 (not in books or life).
Favorite Part? The end when everyone came together and Josh and Isla got back together. I loved the way everything happened. Isla and her sister becoming closer, then Josh telling her to come see him at the pizza place, everyone being there even Lola and Cricket! Also the way Josh won Isla back with the finished book and writing what was gonna happen, it was unrealisticly cute. Made me want me a Josh even though I already really wanted a Cricket and St. Clair.
Least Favorite Part? When they fought and Isla was criticicing his book and making them break up. I feel that was so sad, it hurt them both so much for no reason except for plot.
Final Thoughts? I hope Stephanie writes more of this and we get to see more of the future of St. Clair and Anna, Lola and Cricket, and Josh and Isla. This book was a good way to finish it up, specially the end but I still would like to see more.
Many more posts coming soon because for once I’ve actually planned out and have a “schedule”. For now let me know if you’ve read Isla and the Happily Ever After before and what you thought. If you haven’t read it, get on it.