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Friday, September 19, 2014
From NYC to Paris to Barcelona
Published: August 14, 2014 by Dutton
The last time I saw my mom alive I was reading Perkins' Lola and the Book Next Door. And yet, when I look back on that book the only thing I think about is how much I loved it, not the sad memories I could have associated with it. If that doesn't say something about how uplifting Stephanie Perkins' books can be, I don't know what does.
It has been three years since I read Anna and the French Kiss, so I can't say I really remember the part that Isla and Josh played it that book. But it doesn't really matter, since I was sure I was going to love this and feel completely transported which was definitely the case.
One thing I love about Stephnie Perkins' books is how perfectly they bring you back to high school. All the time Isla spends crushing over Josh and obsessing every interaction with him is exactly what I remember doing myself. While things never quite worked out for me the way they did for her, it would have been pretty awesome if they did.
As you would expect Anna, Etienne, Lola, and Cricket all make their cameo. It is a smaller cameo than the one in Lola, but it is pretty perfectly executed.
It's hard for me to go back and say which of these three books is my favorite since it's been so long since I read the other two. All three definitely deserve a reread, but till then I may have to list Isla as much favorite, followed by Anna, and then Lola. So yes, in case you're unsure this was definitely worth the wait.
Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!