Monday, May 5, 2014

Lola And The Boy Next Door

Lola And The Boy Next Door
Stephanie Perkins

Published: 2011
Publisher: Dutton Books
My copy is a….. Library book

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.


Im trying to get better at writing reviews even if I have no idea where to start. This was one of those books I had no idea how to start the review of. So while my computer was updating I made a list on my raw feelings about the book. So starting from the top!

1)    Long: I feel like this book was to long. I loved the story line and the writing was soooo cute! But in the middle I was dragging my feet waiting for the story to pick up again.

2)    Cute: This book was so cute! Cricket and Lola’s history and their relationship was so adorable! (not to mention Anna and St. Clair’s relationship…)

3)    Overly Emotional: Lola was portrayed as way to emotional in my opinion. I get that she was stuck between two guys but the number of times she began crying for no reason and just getting to emotional over the smallest things was ridiculous!

4)    Writing: The writing in this books is so cute and adorable and I love it its amazing. Its not metaphor this/ amazing quote to quote for all time that but just sweet and adorable.

5)    Lola: Form Lola’s funky outfits to the fact she makes it all herself I really liked her. Lola was original, very stubborn, and super creative, which reminded her of myself… and while I think I’m not overly emotional my dad would probably disagree.

6)    Characters: All the characters were very well developed and interesting. I personally really liked Norah. I found her character while not to be a good parent a good figure to have in Lola’s life.

Well that’s the quickest review I’ve ever written!


3.5 stars

A good read if you liked Anna and The French Kiss or The Geography of You and Me


  1. if your dad ever read your blog he would be thrilled that he is mentioned!

  2. if your papa ever read your blog I bet he would be thrilled to have been mentioned


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