What’s tempting me this week? The upcoming release of Lola and the Boy Next Door by the amazingly awesome Stephanie Perkins. This is her second novel and I’ve heard only great things from all the lucky readers who got their hands on an ARC! After Anna and The French Kiss Stephanie has a lot to live up to and she seems to have done it again. Lola and the Boy Next Door will be available on September 29th, 2011.
For budding costume designer Lola Nolan, the more outrageous, 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 move back into the house next door.
When the family returns and Cricket – a gifted inventor and engineer – 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.