Monday, 5 March 2012

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Genre: YA Romance
Publication Date: September 29, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Source: Loaned from Library
Rating: 5/5 Stars

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Opinion:

This is the second book by Stephanie Perkins. If you haven't read her first book, Anna and the French Kiss, I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to read it first before Lola (though not really required). You'll not regret reading it. Besides, Anna and Etienne from the first book appears here too, so you won't want to miss it!

This is a girl loves boy since childhood but guys moved away so she got a boyfriend. But then boy is back and she's caught in between so who to choose? Boyfriend or childhood boy? This is the story of Lola and the Boy Next Door. You think this is a normal story? You are so wrong! Lola is talented and has a colorful sense of dressing and what could be more interesting than having 2 fathers? Wow.

Characters are really good. Besides Lola and Cricket (the childhood boy), there's Max (her boyfriend), Lindsey (her best friend), Calliope (Cricket's twin) and more. Each is unique and realistic. What's there to say than to read the book for yourself?

5/5 Stars for Lola and the Boy Next Door.

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  1. Oh, this is one of my all-time favorites as well! It's hard to tell which in the series I liked better! I can't wait till Isla and the Happily Ever After ;D

    1. I can't wait for her 3rd book too! Her books are easy and light to read plus a little humour and everything turns out nice!

  2. I love this book so much. Even more than Anna and the French Kiss. Can't wait for Isla's story.