Lola and the Boy Next Door

Author:  Stephanie Perkins          lola
Publisher:  Speak
Genre:  Young Adult

Source:  Purchased

 

 

 

Goodreads:  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 negihborhood. 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.

Ope’s Opinion:  Lola is a quirky character with a lot going on in her life.  It was interesting to watch her relationships grow and change.  Anna and St. Clair are a part of this story.  It was nice to see them again.   I loved Anna and could relate to her.  Lola was hard to relate to.

I would be interested in hearing more about Lindsey and Charlie.  I like that Lindsey put her education before a boyfriend.  I also thought it was great that she wanted to be friends with Charlie, then see what happens. I would prefer Lindsey or Anna as role models to Lola’s example.

Stephanie Perkins knows how to write a story that makes you want to keep reading and reading.  I am looking forward to reading Isla and the Happily Ever After.

Rating:  Four Chairs – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.
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