Author: Stephanie Perkins
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: September 29th 2011
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.
If there’s one word I’d use to describe Lola and the Boy Next Door, it would be ‘cute’. Isn’t it cute to have a crush on the boy next door? And isn’t it cute when that crush develops into something more? I admit I am a sucker for this kind of stories.