Well, holy shit, I love you Stephanie Perkins. You are amazing and you write perfect books.
Lola and The Boy Next Door was beautiful, absolutely brilliant, amazing and perfect!!
Lola is the type of girl who doesn’t care about what people think. She has her own unique style and lives in her own little bubble. She is happy with her life. She has the perfect rocker older-than-her boyfriend (that everyone wants!), the best best friend, amazing fathers and a wardrobe full of sparkly costumes! Until, suddenly, she doesn’t have her perfect life. Until the people next door, the people she never thought she would see again, come back into her life and change everything.
I loved everything about Lola and would have gladly read a thousand stories about her and her adventures!
I did not like Max at all. He was a self-centred, arrogant, prick.
But, on the other hand…Cricket. I WANT ONE. I WANT SOMEONE LIKE CRICKET. Cricket Bell; Lola’s first love and the boy next door. He was perfect! God, even after not seeing each other for years and ending there ‘relationship’ on a bad note, they were still perfect for each other. But, as always, there are several things standing in their way; denial, the perfect boyfriend, the evil twin sister and the parents. Lola convinced herself she DID NOT LIKE CRICKET BELL. But pfffft, shut up Lola’s brain, it is so obvious! The perfect boyfriend, Max, wasn’t much of a loss, though. You can do waaaay better, girl! And Crickets twin sister, Calliope Bell. First of all, what in the world is that NAME! Second of all, you stupid, stuck up bitch, please realise what is best for your dear brother and get over the issues between you and Lola. (Note: Calliope and Lola were best friends before everything changed). And the final thing standing in Lola and Crickets way were her parents. After a little falling asleep in Lola’s bedroom incident, Cricket and Lola have to earn back her dad’s trust.
Also, Norah! I hated her at first because, well, Lola hated her, but in the end she turned out alright. In fact she may have even helped Lola earn back her parent’s trust and score the boy of her dreams! Yaaaayyy, goooooo Norah!
I loved the ending, but I wish it didn’t have to end! Stephanie Perkins has a gift and I just fall in love. I fall out of reality and into the world of Lola (and Anna!). I cannot wait for Stephanie Perkins next book, Isla and The Happily Ever After.