Monday, February 16, 2015
Book Review: Lola and The Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins
Description from Goodreads
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 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.
After reading the first book in the series, I am excited to read this one! The main characters seem interesting, and I like stories about friends falling in love. So this might be good!
This was another adorable book!
I really loved Lola, the main character, and reading about all her fun outfits! I really sometimes wish I was more creative with my clothing and I loved reading about the way she put them together. I also loved how Cricket is basically similar with his clothing- he's always put together. Not quite as in costume like Lola is, but still definitely better put together than most guys.
I also really, really liked that Anna and Etienne from the first book made appearances throughout- even though I knew these books were part of a series, I thought it was just because of the way they were written or the types of stories they were. So that was a very nice surprise.
I thought her relationship with the boy she is dating in the beginning of the novel was a little .... lacking. It was probably my least favorite part of the entire story. It wasn't really the age difference, but he just never really seemed all that into Lola. It made it easy for me to root for them to break up, which is both a strength and a weakness in the novel. Sometimes a guy isn't right for you, but can still be a good guy. I wish more writers wrote it like that.
I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads, just like the first novel. I can't wait to read the third book!
Disclosure: I borrowed this book from my local library. All thoughts and opinions are my own.