Review: Lola and The Boy Next Door

Jul •  2 •  2014
Review: Lola and The Boy Next DoorLola And The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Published by Dutton Juvenile on September 29th 2011
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: Bought

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.

I finally had a chance to read this book and WHY? Why did I wait solo long to read this book?

Plot: I can’t even explain how much I adored this book. I love the pace of the story, loved the history on the characters and just loved the overall feel of where it was taking me. It only took me a few chapters to fall in love with the story.

Love/Friendship: This part makes me giddy. I adore friendships that have history but also have a connection. At times, Cricket really upset me. Instead of the girl doing the whiplash of emotions it was the guy. I understood other stuff came up, but for me, if you want something you go for it. Lola herself is one character that is bright. She has this character that you just want to dive in and be next to. If she were a real person, I love to be friends for her.

Ending: The ending is perfect! So utterly perfect that I did not want to close the book. I loved every single minute of it.

Go read this book now. It carries a deep emotional plot about life and love. Lola and The Boy Next Door is awesome!

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Jul 2, 2014

    I am one of the last people on earth to read this series, I think, but it’s so widely loved, I know I’ll like it!

  2. Candace
    Jul 3, 2014

    I LOVED this book! I should do a reread. 🙂