Friday, 18 November 2011

Lola and the Boy Next Door By Stephanie Perkins

Title: Lola and the Boy Next Door
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Pages: 338
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Dutton

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 Thoughts:

Stephanie Perkins has done it again.
After reading Anna And The French Kiss, i had my doubts about this book. If it would be able to surpass the awesomeness that was the debut novel. And now that ive finished it. *swoons* . This book is awesome, i loved it as much as i loved Anna And The French Kiss !!

Lola Nolan and Cricket Bell. After hearing those names who could pass this book off? Seriously???
I'm a sucker for such kind of names. And did i mention that the guy is cute and sweet and funny and charming??? or the most important thing-he is the boy next door???

You cannot help but fall in love with all of the characters except, ofcourse Max. I hated him from the start. And his rudeness is................very rude!

The gay dads, birth mother, the Bell twins, Max all of these things along with Lola are what made this novel a wonderful read.
I've said it before and I'll say it again; I like books which start right away without unnecessary descriptions. This book fulfilled that requirement.

I really like how Cricket writes on his hands. That was very relate-able. And how Anna makes bad decisions sometimes; it makes this book realistic.

I also loved how this book wasn't just about Lola and Cricket but it was about Anna finding herself, who she is underneath all those layers of cloth and make up.

Overall, I loved this book!!! it will make you gush and swoon just like Anna And The French Kiss did. If you have not read Anna And the French Kiss yet. then I recommend you read that first. Because one of the most amazing things is that Anna and St. Claire are also a part of this book.
Read this book!!! if there was ever a word sweeter than sweet, I would say it for this book.

I will be eagerly waiting for more books by Stephanie Perkins!!

Favourite Quote:
“Just because something isn't practical doesn't mean it's not worth creating. Sometimes beauty and real-life magic are enough.” 

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