LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR
Could the boy from her past be the love of her future?
Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn't believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit—the more sparkly, more fun, more wild—the better. And life is pretty close to perfect in Lola's world, especially with her hot rocker boyfriend. That is, until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood and unearth a past of hurt and anguish that Lola thought was long buried. When talented inventor Cricket 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.
Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna and Étienne.
Published by Dutton in 2011.
PRAISE & ACCOLADES
❤ International bestseller
❤ Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Young Adult Fiction of 2011, nominee
❤ Inky Awards Nominee for Silver Inky, 2012
❤ YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012 list
❤ ALA's Rainbow Book List, 2013
"Perkins skillfully shows that learning to let one's authenticity shine through is what true love can make happen."
"Stephanie Perkins knows how to connect with her readers."
"A delectable companion to her debut hit, Anna and the French Kiss. And steamy kisses and tingly touches? There are still plenty of those, too."
"You're going to fall in love with Lola and the Boy Next Door. Madly in love! Every page sparkles."
—SARAH MLYNOWSKI, NYT bestselling author of the Whatever After series and Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have)
"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."
"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."
"Very modern, very funny and full of controversial questions."
—RT BOOK REVIEWS
"Step back—it's going to fly off the shelves."
—SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"It [isn't] just a love story. It [is] a story about friendship, growing up, and making hard decisions."