Lola and the Boy Next Door
ISBN 9780525423287 | 384 pages | 29 Sep 2011 | Dutton Children's | 9.25 x 6.25in | 14 - AND UP years
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In this companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss, two teens discover that true love may be closer than they think"With a swoonworthy romance and a cast of unforgettable characters, Lola and the Boy Next Door is another unputdownable read from Stephanie, who clearly excels at imagining teens that are anything but caricatures." - MTV.com
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.
"Perkins avoids the second-novel curse with a delectable companion to her debut hit . . . she embeds a tour of San Francisco culture throughout the snappy storyline. And steamy kisses and tingly touches? There are still plenty of those, too." - KIRKUS REVIEWS
"You're going to fall in love with Lola and the Boy Next Door. Madly in love! Every page sparkles." - SARAH MLYNOWSKI, author of Bras & Brookmsticks and Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have)
"snappy dialogue and sexy love interests . . . [Lola's] self-deprecating sense of humor and Perkins's skill at capturing Lola's seesawing emotions make for a lively romance . . ." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Step back - it's going to fly off the shelves." - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
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