Nov 29, 2011

#152 - "Lola and the Boy Next Door" by Stephanie Perkins

Title: Lola and the Boy Next Door

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Book read from November 28th to November 29th, 2011!

My rating: 4.5 of 5

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 on the book:
First thing I have to mention about this book: Cricket Bell. From the beginning, I've wanted to hug him like a teddy bear & never let him go. He's such a sweet & adorable guy. I absolutely loved him. Actually, the thing that I liked the most in this book was him. The way he dressed, the way he talked, the way he looked, his crazy inventions, I loved everything about him. Next, I loved Cricket & Lola's first love 2 years ago. It was just so sweet reading about it. Lola was quite interesting character & I liked her a lot. As always, I don't want to go into details, but I enjoyed this one a lot. Although for me it wasn't as great as Anna and the French Kiss, it was still good & I think that the thing that was missing for me was Paris. Also, I have to admit that I probably would've given 4-star rating, but it got 4.5 only because of Cricket, once again - he's such a great & lovable character. It was good to see both Etienne & Anna through the book, they're really fun characters. I highly recommend this book & I can't wait for Josh & Isla's Happily Ever After!


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