(review) Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins Series: Anna and the French Kiss #2 Release date: July 9th 2013 Publisher: Speak Page...

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Series: Anna and the French Kiss #2
Release date: July 9th 2013
Publisher: Speak
Pages: 368
Source: Bought (paperback)

Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the negihborhood. 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.

Lola and the Boy Next Door was a really enjoyable read.

Lola Nolan had an almost perfect life. She had a great parents, great costumes to wear everyday, and even a great hot-bad-boy boyfriend (who is unfortunately five years older than her). But all of that almost perfect life picture vanished as the Bell twins came back, moving permanently back on the neighbor hood. Being face-to-face again with the Bell twins, Lola knew all of those painful past would come back, but she would not let the past eat her. Lola felt nothing for Cricket Bell now, her first love, but how could she resist a really cute inventor who will not give up before he mend their past and get her back?

I'm not usually into chick-lit, but I admit this one is pretty dang good. I really admired Lola, she wears this crazy costumes everyday and she's proud of it. Some would say that she was hiding behind her costumes (even this certain character said so) but that is who she is and she's not scared to be herself. And Cricket, he's this amazing, innocent, intelligent boy with a really interesting name. I liked him even from the start! Cricket was gifted and I would be really honored to be his girlfriend friend. The other characters was also cool, I definitely liked Lola's gay parents, they are strict but even from reading a few words you could tell how they cared about Lola. I liked Max at first and I am hoping that he cheated somehow so the breakup would be his fault, because if he was constantly the good guy that I would be sad when Lola left him for Cricket (Lola was meant for Cricket ok, end of conversation) but then he ends up to be a knee-jerk so... don't really like him now.

The whole book was written in first person, Lola's point of view and it was great! I just love first persons. Everything was explained well and I really love how everything turns out. The ending! It was totally sweet (no, I won't spoil anything) but I was kinda expecting other people's reaction toward Lola's last masterpiece though, I really want to know how it turns out but oh well, Lola and Cricket happy I'm happy. Happy Happy! You peoples who love cute romances and chick lit should definitely read this.

Oh and, I actually read this first before the first book and I definitely will read the first and the third asap. You should too!

4 EYES OPEN (4/5)

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  1. I'm not really into first person but this sounds good.

    Lacie @ Rainy Dayz Reviewz

    1. That's too bad! I really love first person... Hope you enjoy it as much as I do ;-) (if you're trying this one out)


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