stephanie perkins

Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Isla had a crush on Josh since her freshman year. She pined for him for three years and accepted that her cause was hopeless. She miserably watched him date a much cooler, older girl and knew he would never look at her. Then all his friends graduated and he was left alone. Josh had never been very academically motivated, but now he seemed to have lost all reason to attend classes. A fateful meeting before school reopened, caused Josh to seek Isla out and slowly they became friends and then more. (more…)

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an author acknowledgment worth reading

Even the best of them give little thought to how the acknowledgment at the back of their books should read beyond making a careful list to include one and all, wording a diplomatic thank you to their agents and editors, and a final sentimental ‘love you’ message to their family.¬†That’s the usual fare. And to be honest, if well written this is actually exactly what an acknowledgment should have. Only, mostly, it’s not¬†well written – (more…)