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

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)

Alternate Cove edition for ISBN 9780525423287Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the 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 l...

Details Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)

TitleLola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)
Release DateSep 29th, 2011
PublisherDutton Books
GenreYoung Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)

  • Sophia.
    Oh, gosh. I really cannot understand all the good reviews for this book (even if half of them were given BEFORE the book actually came out, which, if you ask me, is completely stupid). To say it's overrated is an understatement. This book is such a huge disappointment. I guess this is a typical example of what happens when you fantasize so much about something that you've actually built up this ideal in your mind... which has nothing to do with r...
  • tonya.
    Here's the thing. I think Stephanie Perkins is in my head. Or at least my daydreams. How else could she consistently write characters that seem to be tailor-made to hit my flutter buttons? Etienne for my anglophilia, Max for my tattooed, Buddy Holly glasses wearing (view spoiler)[messed up, misdirectedly (I know that's not a word) angry, kind of douchebaggy (hide spoiler)] rocker boy, and Cricket. Cricket for everything I've ever wanted in a real...
  • Flannery
    Did you read Anna and the French Kiss?:A.YES, I loved it! B.YES, it was okay.C.YES, and I didn’t like it.D.NO, but I intend to.E.NO, it’s not for me.If you picked A, B, or D, please proceed to review #1.If you picked C or E, please proceed to review #2.__________________________________________________Review #1:LOVE! This book is fun, fun, fun (til her daddy takes the T-bird away). It has a very similar feeling to its companion novel Anna and...
  • Lyndsey
    Set to "Copacabana" by Barry Manilow.Her name is Lo-la. She's a steal-the-show girl.With purple stripeys in her hair, wearing leggings worthy of Cher.She's friends with Etienne, and of course, with An-na.The boy next door draws on his hand, and Lola yearns to understand.Across their midnight lawn, they talked from dusk til dawn.They were young and needed each other.But did the boy next door want more?At Lola's, Lola Nolan's Casa.The hottest thing...
  • Ari
    I'm definitely going to burn in hell..Oh, that awkward moment when everybody loves a book and you don't understand why... You know that feeling, right? Well, yeah, I'm pretty much living it.It's not that I DIDN'T LIKE the book, it's just that I didn't LIKE it.. Does it make any sense to you, because for me there is a whole damn big difference.Anyways, this is not Anna's book-sister, this is more like the evil stepsister.. It  actually managed to...
  • Emily May
    Yay for warm fuzzies. Stephanie Perkins has a talent and that talent is for making me happy, allowing me to enjoy the entire reading experience, laugh at times and come away with no deep sense of revelation - just the knowledge that I will have to get my hands on whatever she writes next. Her writing may be light and mostly meaningless but it achieves one of the greatest things a book possibly can: fun.And that's just it... this book is silly, mi...
  • Christine Riccio
    adorable and wonderful! didn't want to put it down =)
  • Tatiana
    I don't know how I am going to justify this rating. Books like Lola and the Boy Next Door rarely work for me. I dislike chick-lit, I dislike two-timing/emotionally cheating/lying heroines, I dislike when the "wrong" guy in books with love triangles is vilified at the last minute to make it right for the heroine to break up with him. And yet I liked this book that contains all these elements. This novel is just such a light, breezy, charming read....
  • Limonessa
    The thing about Lola and the boy next door is that, since it's a companion book, it's inevitable to make a comparison with Anna and the French Kiss which, in this case, comes out as a disadvantage because, as far as I am concerned, Anna is the absolute winner.Lola is a really cute story: she is a quirky, raised by gay parents, unique teenage girl.When her first crush and ex-neighbor, Cricket, reappears on her doorstep after two years, things get ...
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    One thing I have to appreciate about this story is its glaring reminder that is to NEVER EVER ENTER A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP WHEN YOU’RE UNSURE OF YOURSELF and I know age isn’t always an indication of a person’s maturity but in this case and it’s most often, sixteen year olds are yet on their way to discovering who they are and like what I’ve already mentioned, when you’re 16, be 16. I don’t have to explain that further.^^Truthfully...
  • Alyssa
    You know how all you Harry Potter fans were, like, living for the release of the seventh book, and then how some were disappointed in it? Lola was my disappointing Deathly Hallows. You see, Anna and I, we hit it off. She smacked me in the face when I needed a slap, she caressed my stupid romantic heart, and she left me laughing out loud and wanting more. Anna, well, she’s kind of the reminder in a genre full of heavy stuff that it’s okay to w...
  • Arlene
    First off, a huge thanks to Rebecca for giving me this ARC. Thank you!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ABSOLUTELY CRUSH-WORTHY♥ ♥ ♥HOLY CRICKET!! I am absolutely in love with Lola and the Boy Next Door! I’m not denying it, I have a HUGE crush on this book and it’s not going away. Stephanie Perkins, without a doubt did it again. She’s managed to tap into my inner giddy making me a shameless book hugger. For fans of Anna and the French Kiss eagerly antici...
  • Jiana
    No. NO. NO. JUST NO. This book is a mess. If you loved this book, then you might not want to read this review. Because I'm so annoyed right now. And my review will probably sound harsh to you. But I gotta let out all my anger.Let me just start by saying that I loved Anna and the French Kiss. It was beyond enjoyable and adorable. But this? Oh my God. Lola and the Boy Next Door is a big fat NO. I'm beyond disappointed. Cricket is a cutie. I liked C...
  • Jessica
    I first read this book in May of 2013, and fell in love with Lola and Cricket's story. For some reason, I never wrote out a proper review for it though (although I do have reviews for Anna and the French Kiss and Isla and the Happily Ever After)I just finished my first reread of the book, and it was the audiobook version. It was so good! I was so happy to be back with Lola and Cricket again! I love that this story is set in San Fransisco, and I j...
  • lena
    cricket is the sweetest, but just wondering who the hell names their kid cricket?
  • Ninoska Goris
    Español - EnglishLola viste extravagante y tiene una vida única: padres gays, madre alcohólica y sin hogar, mejor amiga que se cree Charlock Holmes, un novio rockero y un vecino que acaba de mudarse nuevamente a la casa de al lado con el cual tiene tema pendiente. Aparecen Anna y St. Clair, quien va a la misma universidad que el mencionado vecino. Parece complicado, pero no lo es. Es bastante predecible.--Lola dresses flamboyant and has a uniq...
  • Priscilla
    D'AAWWWW, well isn't that just lovely.Initial reactions:1. GAH, the cuteness OVERWHELMS ME! *faints*2. Okay. Serious business guys. Love the story. There are more things going on than just the boy next door. Family, figuring out who you really are, and growing up.3. Writing is amazing of course. Perkins is able to write her main characters with such a voice. They are complete characters. I love how Lola has interests, and there are issues surroun...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Well that was all sorts of adorable AND obnoxious. Mmmk positive things first. Stephanie Perkins writes characters and worlds that feel totally realistic and I really couldn't put this book down. I loved the side characters like Lola's dads (and even Calliope's whole ice skating thing). And it was so fun to see Anna and Etienne again!! I like when authors tie old characters into new storylines. And Lola was a bit immature & selfish BUT at least h...
  • Anzu The Great Destroyer
    ** Favourite YA of 2011 **OMG!OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!How the hell am I supposed to review this without seeming sick or desperate?? I have no idea! …. But I’m going to try!This was AMAZING! I was expecting it to be great, but there was still a part of me cringing at the idea that I might be too demanding and find out that it’s not so good. Well, it surpassed my expectations.How can I best define Lola and the Boy Next Door?I literally could...
  • Kimi
    That's it I'm done. DNFing this one. I honestly can't bear to read one more page. Can someone please explain the hype to me? Usually when I dislike a popular book I can tell why everyone else loved but with this one I have absolutely no clue. ➨ I didn't like any of the characters. Especially not Lola and Cricket (out of all names she had to call him cricket) I know Lola is supposed to be different and awesome but wearing wigs every single day i...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Reread 8/20/15: wow. Cricket. WOW. What a charmer. I always underestimate this book. I CAN'T STOP GRINNING. Reread 8/16/14: oh gosh. Oooohhhh gosh. I forgot how much I loved Cricket Bell. Swooning for the rest of my life
  • Amy | Foxy Blogs
    FOUR POINT FIVE STARSTwo years ago I remember reading the first book in this series and enjoying it. So, when I was looking through the library's audios and saw this one I thought, 'why not.'First off, I liked this one more than the first book. I know it's been two years since I read book one but this one was more fun to read. What got my attention right away was LOLA. What an interesting character. She's a senior in high school who has a boyfrie...
  • Eren Nadir Akşamoğlu
    Allahım en sonunda badboy olmayan bir erkek karakter. Şükürler olsun şükürler olsun \(^o^)/ Kitaba başlamadan önce bazı şüphelerim yok değildi. Sonuçta "Komşu Çocuk" ki biz bu zamana kadar ne komşu çocukları gördük. E haliyle en başta badboy-saf kız klişesi okuyacagimi düşündüm ama Cricket ve Lola beni benden aldı. Yaşasın düşüncelerini açık seçik dökmekten kaçınmayan, heyecanlaninca ellerini kolların...
  • Nina
    “I know you aren't perfect. But it's a person's imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.” I honestly don’t know why it took me so long to finally read “Lola and the Boy next Door”. I mean, I read “Anna and the French Kiss” five years ago and never even thought about continuing this series even though I loved the first book. But now I finally read it and I’m so glad about that because LATBND was great. I almost loved ...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    Oh. My. God. What a perfect little book! I wasn't expecting to love it so much. I enjoyed 'Anna and the French Kiss' but this one was on a whole other level. So good! I've been in the mood for fluffy contemporaries and this was perfect. I'll definitely read it again in the future when I need a smile.
  • Laura
    "And I hold my head high toward my big entrance, hand in hand with the boy who gave me the moon and the stars."This is one of the sweetest books I've read. Lola & The Boy Next Door is a story about finding yourself in yourself, moving on, forgiviness, love and self-acceptance.In the beggining I had a bit of a hard time. Getting Lola is quite a trip even though I liked her and I can say I'm glad I read this book. Phisycally I'm more like Anna but ...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    3.5 starsThis book is exactly how I expected it to be. Light, meh main character, and predictable. The main thing I love about this is Stephanie Perkins is just a great writer. She writes contemporary romances so well and I really find it enjoyable to read. I knew going into this that the main thing I wouldn't get along with is Lola. I've heard things about Lola, and kinda had a preconceived notion of her, and my prediction that I wouldn't like h...
  • Ashley
    first read: September 21 - 22, 2015first reread: March 8 - 12 , 2016MARCH 2016: I loved it just as much the 2nd time around!!!------SEPTEMBER 2015: Totally loving these books! I think overall, I liked Anna's story better....but I definitely found more things that I could relate to in this book. “Just because something isn't practical doesn't mean it's not worth creating. Sometimes beauty and real-life magic are enough.” I really ended up liki...
  • Ariel
    I read this book in under 24 hours just like I did with Anna. IT WAS SO AMAZING . I WILL REVIEW SOON. The worst part about this book is that I'm done reading it. Seriously.
  • Lucy
    Lola and the Boy Next Door was a clumsy fumble for Stephanie Perkins. It had the potential to be something much better, but got bogged down with Anna's history and Isla's future. I often wondered how much of Lola was planned while Anna and the French Kiss was being written and how much of Lola's story was simply dictated by the circumstances the first story had and the third story would require. Even Perkins' charming writing couldn't really save...