Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins

read August 18- 20

Summary -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.

 

Review - Meet Lola Nolan she believe is costume she loves dressing up as someone different every day . Lola 's Parents don't like Lola's boyfriend Max he's in a band and he's older than her but it all fine at sunday brunch when she notices people moving next door and hopes that it isn't the bell twins Cricket Bell broke Lola's heart two years ago . I loved this book so much I loved Cricket he is my new book boyfriend . Lola works at the movie theater with Anna and St. clair , St. clair doesn't really work there at first but he does eventually I loved that they were in the book . Cricket Bell enters Lola's life again and he tells her he's in love with her and she wanted to show him that she doesn't care but she hurts him leads him on does things she isn't proud of and stays with a guy who is a jerk and doesn't approve of her friendship with Cricket I didn't like max at all first I thought he was sweet then he showed his true colors he's rude and he doesn't like her best friend Lindsey . I was cheering on there realisonship though this book I was like Lola I know you want to be with Cricket everyone does . Then Lola's birth mom has to stay with them for awhile and she's mad . I loved that Cricket and Lola talked through there windows all the time it was cute . When St. Clair told Lola that he's been in a similar situation so Lola breaks up with max but she doesn't want to be with Cricket until she 's fine again like what . Lola fixes colipe outfit and they talk and when it comes to the dance Cricket shows up and they kiss finally I love them together there so cute . I loved this as much as anna awesome book .

 

Favorite quotes - Lola, you were the only person I wanted there that night. I was crazy about you, but I didn't know what to do. It was paralzing . There were so many times when I wanted to take your hand , but.... I couldn't . That one small move felt impossible . Now I'm staring at my hands , too . I would have let you take it . I know his voice cracks. Page 133

 

 

Remember that that I made you the elevator ? he suddenly asks I gave him a faint smile . How could I forget ? that was the day I had my first kiss . My smile fades . I'm better now . he sets the apple beside me . At kissing just so you . Page 135

 

I step back into him , my nose against his . Guess what ? I hiss back . I am a liar . I do like cricket bell. You're right . I've been hanging out with him this whole time ! And he's been in my bedroom , and I've been in his . And I want him , Max I want him . He's shacking with rage . Get . out . I grab my purse and throw open his front door . I never want to see you again . His voice is deathly low . You are nothing to me . Do you understand Yes I say . Thank you for making things so clear. Page 254

 

Anna Prods St. clair's shoulder . Come on . weren't you going to show me that thing ? what thing ? she stares at him . he stares back. She cocks her head toward cricket and me. ah , yes St. clair stands that thing. they rush out . The door shuts, and St. Clair shouts Lola cricket wants to show you his thing too-oo! page 295