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We’re back in Paris again for Isla and the Happily Ever After, the third book in Stephanie Perkins’ hit series that started with Anna and the French Kiss. Isla is starting her senior year at the School of America in Paris, and after all these years she still pines away for Josh. All her dreams seem to come true when Josh finally notices her and asks her on a date. But unlike the other books in the series, the story doesn’t end when they get together. It’s all about the ups and downs of being in a relationship and what happens when you’re not so sure that you’ll get that happily ever after. If you loved Anna and Lola, you’ll love this one!
If you want to read a book that will leave you asking yourself “What on earth did I just read?!?”, you need to read Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith. I don’t think I can do a better job summarizing the premise than the blurb-writer did: “Sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the story of his Polish legacy with the story of how he and his best friend , Robby, brought about the end of humanity and the rise of an army of unstoppable, six-foot tall praying mantises in small-town Iowa. To make matters worse, Austin’s hormones are totally oblivious; they don’t care that the world is in utter chaos: Austin is in love with his girlfriend, Shann, but remains confused about his sexual orientation. He’s stewing in a self-professed constant state of maximum horniness, directed at both Robby and Shann. Ultimately, it’s up to Austin to save the world and propagate the species in this sci-fright journey of survival, sex, and the complex realities of the human condition." This is, by far, my favorite book I have read this year so far. It is original, entertaining, exciting, thought-provoking, funny, and touching. Smith does a great job of capturing the teen male voice. Run to the shelves to check out a copy!