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    Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Perkins

    “It’s midnight, it’s sweltering, and I might be high on Vicodin, but that guy – that guy right over there – thats 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 cafe is boiling. The atmosphere is clouded with bittersweet coffee. Three years of desire rip through my body and burst from my lips: ‘Josh!’” After a chance encounter at a cafe in Manhattan over the summer with her…

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    Lola and the Boy Next door – Stephanie Perkins

    “I have three simple wishes. They’re really not too much to ask. The first is to attend the winter formal dressed like Marie Antoinette. I want a wig so elaborate it could cage a bord and a dress so wide I’ll only be able to enter the dance through a set of double doors. But I’ll hold my skirts high as I arrive so everyone can see that, underneath the frills, I’m punk-rock tough.” Lola just wants to attended the winter formal dressed like Mari Antoinette, for her parents to approve of her 22 year old boyfriend and to never see the Bell twins again. The first is nothing new,…