Monday, December 22, 2014

Lola & the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Page Count: 195
Published on: November 1, 1982
Published by: Puffin
Genre(s): Children's, Fiction, Classics, YA
Source: Paperback
Age Rating: PG
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon
Twitter: @naturallysteph
My Rating: 5 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
    “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.”
Hey, guys! Olivia here!
    I absolutely loved this book! Lola is such a cool character. Not only is she unique, she can sew and make her own clothes. I don’t really like her choice in boys (Max) but Cricket…I love! They just click and their love story has to be one of my favorites :D . I also really like her biological mom…she may be a recovering drug and alcohol addict but she really does somewhat care for Lola. Her dads are also really cool as well. I love how much they care for Lola and how much they take care of her. They are really great parents. Cricket and his sister Calliope are really talented twins, Calliope with her figure skating and Cricket with his mechanical abilities. I’m just going to say again that Stephanie Perkins is amazing and she’s sooo great at what she does. I would read any more of her books in a heart beat…unfortunately I have already read them all..haha..ha *sadness*… I cannot wait to see what she writes next.
    This book, like Anna and the French Kiss, is by Stephanie Perkins. It is a companion to ANNA and Isla and the Happily Ever After (which i will review in my next post tomorrow). You can read these books in any order you want but i recommend you reading them in this order: Anna, Lola, and then Isla…trust me it is worth it!
Until next time!
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