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In Which I Finish Isla and the Happily Ever After . . .

. . . in the wee hours last night. And I am suddenly eighteen again and everything is crazy sweet and hopeful.

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  1. I just bought this :-) So glad to hear it worked for you.

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  2. It did, Li. It did.

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  3. Oooh, I've been looking forward to this one!

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  4. It is here! Rejoice!!

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  5. Rejoicing right now! :)

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  6. Stephanie Perkins is very good at bringing out the teenager in her readers. I'm only 21% in but that is exactly how I feel about Isla and the Happily Ever After so far.

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  7. Veeeery good. And particularly with this one, I thought.

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  8. I really loved this--the more I think about it, the more I think it's maybe my favorite of her three. There's something both magical and real about Isla & Josh's story.

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  9. Exactly. I really need to do a reread of LOLA. I reread ANNA not long back and enjoyed it just as much as the first time. Now for LOLA so I can make an informed decision.

    But, yeah. Josh + Isla. Dang.

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  10. I just finished. What a wonderful, heady, romantic read. And it's impossible to put down!

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  11. Perfect description, JoLee. Heady and romantic. So so sweet.

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  12. I loved The Fault in Our Stars. Should I read these possibly? I don't usually like romance but if it's different than I can handle it.

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  13. I think these would be a great bet! They're not heavy romances, just sweet and swoony lovely ones. :)

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  14. Glad it worked out for you! I was so excited for this, but it didn't end up being my cup of tea...YA is the best, but these books (especially Isla) were a little bit TOO teenager-ish?

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