Thursday, August 14, 2014

Review: Lola and the boy next door by Stephanie Perkins

Genre: Young Adult contemporary
Publication date: September 2011
Publisher: Dutton Books
Read: May 2014
Pages: 338

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
After reading Anna and the french kiss, I had high expectations on Lola. I heard so many great things about this book and I was really sure I would love this book.

Anna and Étienne were in it and they were really nice to Lola. I loved it when Étienne gave Lola some advice from his experience. I also admired Lola's unique style, I think that's how she's special and different. Also, she doesn't care about what others think of what she's wearing. It's a bit weird to know that she has a rock star boyfriend who is way out of her league. I liked Max a bit, he seemed like a nice boyfriend but he's the jealous type which I kind of dislike. What I find amazing is how great Lola's dads were. They raised her very well and they care so much for her. Everything was going great till Cricket reappears. Lola is kind of confused, she thinks she still have feelings for him. I asked myself did she actually loved Max or she just used him to forget Cricket?At the beginning it seemed she really liked Max but when Cricket arrived, she's confused. I found her really annoying and frustrating since then. I loved Anna and the French kiss and this one isn't too bad but It disappointed me a little bit. I really Isla and the happily ever after would be more exciting than Lola. 

About the author
Stephanie Perkins has always worked with books- first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews praised her debut novel, Anna and the French kiss, declaring, "Smart dialogue, fresh characters and plenty of tingly interactions...Sarah Dessen fans will welcome another author who gracefully combines love and realism." Stephanie lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband.

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