Book Review #101
Title: Lola And The Boy Next Door
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publication: Dutton Books
Release Date: September 29, 2011
Pages: 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.
Time flew by as I read this book. I love the story, although there are a few cliche moments between the characters. Somehow, we can never escape that.
I love the fact that the author will make me fall in love wih the background setting of the story. Like Anna And The French sets in Paris and this time, in San Francisco.
Lola is such an interesting character. She doesn’t care what others think about her and will wear whatever kind of outfits she wishes to. I admire her boldness. Although, she also makes me want to slap her into sense because she’s acting selfish and foolish. You cannot keep both of them to yourself because you might end up losing both.
Its different to see the main guy in a story to be nerdy and obedient. We definitely need more of this diversity from the usual bad boy. Cricket is so patient with Lola. I guess love do that to you too.