“Lola and the Boy Next Door” by Stephanie Perkins

Next Door

Lola and the Boy Next Door is the second companion to the highly popular Anna and the French Kiss.

Lola Nolan is her own designer, only she doesn’t believe in fashion. Lola believes in costume: sparkly wigs, rainbow skirts, and combat boots. According to Lola there is no such thing as outrageous, everything is wild and fun. Lola has a lot of great things in her life, including a cool, older rocker boyfriend that she is crazy about.

Things take a sudden turn in Lola’s life with the return of her childhood next-door neighbors, Cricket and Calliope Bell. Cricket has always been in the shadow of his figure skating sister, Calliope’s. A gifted inventor, Cricket also harbors secret feelings. Now that they have returned, Lola must face the feelings that she has been trying to forget.

I loved this book for many reasons. It’s beautifully written, and Stephanie Perkins gives us a beautiful setting in San Francisco. Lola and Cricket are both wonderful characters, and we get very welcome appearances from Anna and St. Clair. I would recommend this book to any fans of contemporary romance and any fan of Anna and the French Kiss.

Check this book out or put it on hold.

-Stephanie Rudisill

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