Saturday, October 22, 2011

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins Review

Name: Lola and the Boy Next Door
Publisher: Dutton
Release Date: September 29th, 2011
338 pages

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 Review:

Wow what an awesome book!!!!!! I was a little bit skeptical about this book at first because I LOVED Anna and The French Kiss! However, I immediately fell in love with this book once I started it!!
I loved Lola! She was an awesome character! She wasn't afraid to be who she really was and I really liked that about her!
I also loved Lola and Cricket's relationship throughout the novel! Of course, I don't want to give anything away but I liked seeing it progress throughout the book.
Another part of this book I enjoyed was surprise appearances by my two favorite characters: Anna and St. Clair! Stephanie puts them in as the perfect balance to this novel, not too little but not distracting from the main characters of the story.

Once again, Stephanie Perkins writes another AMAZING contemporary novel! I HIGHLY recommend this book! I can't wait for Isla and the Happily Ever After!

My Rating: Five out of Five Stars


  1. Lola was awesome. I wish I had the confidence to wear some of those outfits (sometimes). Even more, I wish I had a Cricket. That boy was cute!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  2. Haha I completely loved this book too. And I LOVED cricket!!

  3. You highly recommend! I just bought this & I'm glad it's enjoyable! I plan to dive right in.


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