352 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 1.25 in
August 14, 2014
Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0525425632
ISBN - 13: 9780525425632
About the Book
Falling in love in the world's most romantic city is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year at the School of America in Paris, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to deal with the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren't always forever.
Read from the Book
chapter oneIt’s midnight, it’s sweltering, and I might be high on Vicodin, but that guy—that guy right over there—that’s him.The him.His posture is as familiar as a recurring dream. Shoulders rounded down, head cocked to the right, nose an inch from the tip of his pen. Absorbed. My heart swells with a painful sort of euphoria. He’s close, only two tables over and facing my direction. The café is boiling. The atmosphere is clouded with bittersweet coffee. Three years of desire rip through my body and burst from my lips:“Josh!”His head jolts up. For a long time, a very long time, he just stares at me. And then. . . he blinks. “Isla?”“You know my name. You can pronounce my name.” Most people call me Iz-la, but I’m Eye-la. Island without the nd. I erupt into a smile that immediately vanishes. Ouch.Josh glances around, as if searching for someone, and then cautiously sets down his pen. “Uh, yeah. We’ve sat beside each other in a ton of classes.”“Five classes beside each other, twelve classes together total.”A pause.“Right,” he says slowly. Another pause. “Are you okay?”A guy who looks like a young Abraham Lincoln with a piercing fetish tosses a single-page laminated menu onto my table.I don’t look at it. “Something soft, please.”Abe scratches his beard, weary.“But no tomato soup, chocolate pudding, or raspberry applesauce. That’s all I’ve had to eat today,” I add.“Ah.” Abe’s mood lightens. “You’re sick.”“No.”His mood darkens again. “Whatever.” He snatches up the menu. “Allergic to
From the Publisher
“Stephanie Perkins’s characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good.” —Rainbow Rowell, Award-winning, bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl
A New York Times Bestseller Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?
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.
About the Author
Stephanie Perkins (www.stephanieperkins.com) has always worked with books—first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. Stephanie lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband. Every room of their house is painted a different color of the rainbow.
"Stephanie Perkins is the Jane Austen of our generation. Her stories ache, soothe, and leave you breathless with joy; there's true magic in these pages — it's an experience you won't soon forget." —Tehereh Mafi, author of the bestselling Shatter Me series."Fans of literary heart flutters will love it." —Booklist"Realistic characters, spot-on dialogue, and a truly delightful romance make for a novel that will delight the author’s fans and win her legions of new ones.” —School Library Journal, starred review"Engaging teen characters with page-turning love lives offer ample vicarious pleasures. A satisfying dose of first love’s physical and emotional thrall." —Kirkus Reviews“Dazzling and full of raw emotion...With a smooth plot, colorful characters and witty dialogue, Perkins further establishes herself as an expert writer whose career is sure to be long and full of bright things.” —RT Book Reviews, Top PickPraise for Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door:"Perkins’s debut surpasses the usual chick-lit fare with smart dialogue, fresh characters and plenty of tingly interactions." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Absorbing and enjoyable." —Booklist"Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book." --Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes and The Name of the Star“A swoonworthy romance [with] a cast of unforgettable characters . . . Lola and the Boy Next Door is another unputdownable read.” —MTV.com"Smart and se