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. Lola just wants to stay away from them, but fate has something else in store for her.
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.
The book Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins was very inspiring. It shows you to not be afraid to show everyone who you are or what you are. You should be confident in your own style. You should be with the person your heart desires. This book is meant for every teenage girl. You should not care what people say or think about you. You are the best in who you are and don't need to change anything. Your true love and soul mate will happy with the way you are. This book teaches teens to not put a fake image just stay the way you are.
Reviewed by Kristine Z.; grade 12