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Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

 Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins 

Published September 29th 2011

Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood. When Cricket, a gifted inventor, steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.


I read Anna and the French Kiss last year and while it was good, I didn’t really get into it. I didn’t get the hype and I didn’t fawn over St. Claire like everyone else did.
I’d already bought Lola before I even read Anna but I was a little hesitant to start Lola.
But I’m so glad that I did! Right from the start I liked this book so much more then Anna and the French Kiss.
I couldn’t put Lola down. I loved the characters and the plot and everything about it.
One thing that I wish I could change a bit was how the story was about Lola and the boys. I wished it could have been more about Lola. I wanted it to be about her, not Max and Cricket.

Overall, I really loved this book! Definitely one of my favorite contemporaries.







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