Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

85%

14 Critic Reviews

Lola's seesawing emotions make for a lively romance about a girl trying to understand who she is under all the gowns and glitter.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the negihborhood. 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.
 

About Stephanie Perkins

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Stephanie Perkins (www.stephanieperkins.com) lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband.
 
Published September 29, 2011 by Speak. 368 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Lola and the Boy Next Door
All: 14 | Positive: 14 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Above average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Aug 15 2011

Perkins avoids the second-novel curse with a delectable companion to her debut hit, Anna and the French Kiss.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Jul 25 2011

Lola's seesawing emotions make for a lively romance about a girl trying to understand who she is under all the gowns and glitter.

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Jesi Lea Ryan on Oct 13 2011

I loved the themes explored throughout this book—self-identity, honestly, friendship, forgiveness, creativity, age & maturity, what it means to be in love, etc. Perkins wove them throughout the story brilliantly.

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RT Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Stephanie Perkins on Oct 01 2011

Lola’s story is very modern, very funny and full of controversial questions hidden gently among the sequined folds of Lola’s latest costume.

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Common Sense Media

Excellent
Reviewed by Commonsense Media on Oct 01 2011

With its vivid descriptions of how friendship blooms into love, this is a winning romance with sparkly language and a lot of heart.

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Watermark Books And Cafe

Excellent
Reviewed by Melissa Fox on Oct 01 2011

It will make you believe that Romance and True Love aren't dead. And if it doesn't, there's always the awesome Marie Antoinette dress.

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BlogHer

Good
Reviewed by TeenBookFanatics on Nov 10 2011

I loved reading about Lola’s crazy outfits, and I was always excited to see what she was going to wear next!

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The Daily Fig

Excellent
Reviewed by Linna Lee on Sep 30 2011

Lola and the Boy Next Door is a book to stand in line for, devour in less than 24-hours, and then share with all your friends.

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Seventeen

Good
Reviewed by Melissa DiNicola on Sep 23 2011

You'll love it if... you're a big fan of classic stories with a twist. It wasn't just a love story. It was a story about friendship, growing up, and making hard decisions, which are topics we can all relate to.

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The Yalsa Hub

Excellent
Reviewed by Emily Calkins on Sep 23 2011

Highly recommended, especially for fans of Sarah Dessen.

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Hollywood Crush

Excellent
Reviewed by Amy Wilkinson on Oct 17 2011

With a swoonworthy romance and a cast of unforgettable characters, "Lola and the Boy Next Door" is another unputdownable read from Stephanie, who clearly excels at imagining teens that are anything but caricatures.

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Teen Ink

Above average
Reviewed by Katlyn S. on Oct 01 2011

I think that people who like to read about teenage romances should read this book.

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Gather Books

Good
Reviewed by Alyssa Udall on Dec 08 2011

Lola and the Boy Next Door is a must read for fans of Anna and the French Kiss and other light-hearted contemporary novels!

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Book People's Teen Review

Good
Reviewed by Erin on Dec 30 2011

Be ready for a heart thumping-jaw dropping-crush worthy book!

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