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Isla and the Happily Ever After, Review

28 Jun

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Plot: In the conclusion to this loose trilogy (different characters, but characters from the previous books make cameos), Isla is studying abroad in France and finally is making some headway on friendship with her longtime crush Josh. It even almost seems like he likes her back, but for some reason he seems aloof with her best friend Kurt.

After a few misunderstandings, Josh and Isla are finally dating. A few bad decisions lead to complications in their relationship. Can it survive family pressure, as well as distance and Isla’s own insecurities?

Would you recommend this book? Yes, however there are a few mature themes. The one thing I did not like is how Isla sabotaged her own happiness for reasons that she tried to justify but did not really make much sense to me. I know that there are always bumps in the road, but it just made Isla seem immature while stating that she wanted to be mature about everything with her relationship.

3 stars

–Jen

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Between Shades of Gray, book trailer

8 Apr

This book tells the story of one family’s account, told through the eyes of 16 year old Lina, of the forcible relocation of countless Lithuanians in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country in 1939. She uses art to try to help her family, as well as to try to keep hold of some hope for the future.–Amazon.com.

I know it’s a longer trailer, but the book looks interesting 🙂