Isla and the Happily Every After…

‘Isla and the Happily Ever After’ by Stephanie Perkins was the cutest conclusion.

Synopsis: Isla has had a crush on Josh since forever and after a chance summer meeting that leaves them both wanting more, the next year is one that counts. It’s Isla and Josh’s last year at SOAP and with a tendency for rule breaking, Josh is on his last warning. Sooner than possible, they are separated and they must tackle the issues that arise from their long distant relationship.

I found Josh’s passion for his comic autobiography a unique concept. Even though it seems obvious now, I never thought of a autobiography in this medium. I liked that it almost consumed him. He knows he can dedicate the amount of time needed because he’s the smartest student of the year. I suspect that’s also why his parents support it too. Of course, there were some choices he made that I didn’t agree with but ultimately he’s a romantic soul and I can’t fault him too harshly.

Isla was likeable enough. At the beginning I found her a bit too ‘teen-y’ when it came to her crush on Josh. It came across a little juvenile but I felt she grew past that quickly (thank goodness). I enjoyed her friendship with Kurt because it was so free. There was no awkwardness between them and I loved that neither of them cared that it wasn’t conventional. Kurt reminded me so much of Sheldon from Big Bang that I adored him! I would love it if there was a book centred around him because I think it would be the most funny and heartwarming novel.

I’m keeping this review short and sweet. There’s not much I can say without giving the whole plot away but I enjoyed it. The second half of the book was my favourite and that Barcelona trip was golden. This book is super positive when it comes to sex and that’s always a winning point for me in this genre. Plus, you get to see the whole gang at the end and that put a huge smile on my face!

“Phones are distracting. The internet is distracting.The way he looked at you? He wasn’t distracted. He was consumed.” 

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