REVIEW: Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins

lola and the boy next door books keep me saneTitle: Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2)

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Genre: YA Contemporary

Release Date: September 29th 2011

Purchase: Amazon (Paperback or Kindle)

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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.

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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.

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REVIEW: Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1) by Stephanie Perkins

anna and the french kiss books keep me saneTitle: Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1)

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Genre: YA Contemporary

Release Date: December 2nd 2010

Purchase: Amazon (Paperback or Kindle)

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Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming,beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

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I don’t know how to begin this. Anna and the French Kiss was just so fun to read! I felt like a giddy teenager while following Anna’s quest for love in the most romantic city in the world. Continue reading