Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Seventeen year old Lola Nolan is in love with twenty-two year old rock god Max. And nothing can shake that. Not of her disapproving parents who force Sunday brunch upon her and Max. Not her best friend who thinks she could do way better than a rock wanna be. But those things don’t matter to Lola. No one is going to stand in between her and her guy.
That is until Cricket Bell shows up next door. Cricket Bell the same boy who, two years earlier, made her heart flutter and break in one short summer. The boy she swore would never mean anything to her again.
But something’s changed. Cricket isn’t only taller, he’s startlingly better looking, and seemingly interested in her. With mixed up feelings, and new emotions bubbling up inside her Lola’s definitely in love – but with who?
Lola and the Boy Next Door written by author Stephanie Perkins is a straight up romance novel full of whimsical fun, laughs, and of course love. Far from fluffy, Perkins second novel conquers facing the ups and downs of first love.
Perkins writing is flawless. Full of the wit and humor, her words not only make for a memorable story, but breathes life into her characters. Lola, especially, is unforgettable. From her many over the top wigs to funky I don’t give a damn style, Lola is the kind of person every girl wants to be friends with, and every guy wants to date.
Lola and the Boy Next Door is a read for everyone, from fashionista to punk rock princesses. And best of all (at least to me) is that it features Marie Antoinette, or at least a Marie Antoinette costume!