The third and final book in this series was perfect.
Just kidding. Well not about how great the book was. Which it was truly fantastic. What I love about Stephanie Perkins could fill a book. Her writing style is so unique, I know instantly it’s her voice, her words, her story. I love how wherever the book takes place, feels like character in the story. I love how everything happens in real time, like real life. Of the three books in this series (Anna and The French Kiss & Lola and The Boy Next Door) this was the one I personally related to the most. I loved them all for so many reasons, but this was unrequited love and then a lesson on loving yourself. Something I know a lot of us struggle with. I’m no stranger to folly’s of believing you’re not worth someone’s love. It’s a hard lesson and it’s Isla’s lesson.
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, Étienne, 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.
I already bought Perkin’s brand new book and I’ve got it all ready to read. I’m excited for a brand new kind of story from her. If you’re looking for a fun, easy, light read with some extraordinary writing, try one of the books in this series. You won’t be disappointed.