Sunday, 18 January 2015

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: E P Dutton & Co Inc (29 Sep 2011)
ISBN-10: 0525423281
ISBN-13: 978-0525423287

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.

Cover:  I love the original covers for this series.  Cheesy, cute and romantic.  My favourite type of cover.

I really enjoyed Anna and The French Kiss, and held off reading Lola until closer to the time of Isla's release.
And I have to say I was somewhat disappointed by it.
I didn't connect with Lola.  I found her very immature and childish.
I didn't feel any kind of connection between her and Cricket.
After the delight of Anna and St Clair this one just didn't compete.
Definitely disappointed.
2.5/5 stars.

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