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is taking me several months to read and post reviews therefore until “my to be
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June 13, 2012

Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

In this companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss, two teens discover that true love may be closer than they think.
Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn't believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit—more sparkly, more fun, more wild—the better. But even though Lola's style is outrageous, she's a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded 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. Excerpt and book cover from Stephanie’s website.
Stephanie Perkins has changed my thoughts on contemporary novels. I normally stick to paranormal over real life BUT everyone loves Anna and the French Kiss. I decided to take a chance and I loved it. I couldn’t wait for Lola and it wasn’t a disappointment. Lola reminds me of my sister who also loves fashion she’s not as extreme as Lola but I saw similarities. I love love love Cricket and I freaking despise Max. I loves how Anna and St. Clair were added to the story I wasn’t expecting to see the,. I laugh, I cried and I felt like I was the one on a rollercoaster ride of emotions over Lolas. Besides Max I liked all the characters. They had the perfect impact on Lola even if it was for a page or just a sentence.
The Rating
5 out of 5
The Details:
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 384 Pages, 5.89 x 8.01 x 1.22 in
Published: October 4, 2011
Publisher: Penguin Young Reader Group
ISBN - 10:0525423281
ISBN - 13:9780525423287
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  1. I was the same way as you about YA contemp books. I was never a fan but then John Green and everyone else talked about how great Anna was so I read it and fell madly in love with it. Lola was even better imo. I freaking adored Lola's dads. They were great :)
    Awesome review.

  2. I loved Lola so much! Cricket made my heart melt. I'm glad you enjoyed my review thank you :)