Sweetheart Sunday is about reading romance novels or love stories that you wish you had.
From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.
Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.
“I am hard on myself. But isn’t it better to be honest about these things before someone else can use them against you? Before someone else can break your heart? Isn’t it better to break it yourself?”
Wise words from a wise character.
Isla, you are officially my favorite out of the three.
It’s just impossible to NOT love Isla. Or Josh. Or Paris. Or this entire story. Some might not like it as much as I do because of all the drama that took place but, for me, it was just a much-appreciated touch of realism to an otherwise surreal story.
Stephanie Perkins really outdid herself with this book. She was so honest in her writing. All the insecurities she voiced out were things that any girl could relate to, and the admissions she made about love and pretend-love just resonated with me throughout my reading.
I can’t wait to get my hands on her other works. Overall, this was an overwhelmingly beautiful conclusion to the series!