We are-two crazy teenagers-Raven and Beez and on this blog we hope to enlighten you with our hilarious comments on the countless books we have read ;)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Beez:- Lola and the boy next door 
Stephanie Perkins


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.

I just finished this book. And i am grinning so stupidly.
This book is soo cute. 
Lola and cricket sitting on a tree.
K I S S I N G.
Loved this book.
6 on 5 stars!!

I am obviously on a book high right now. How can i not be?? The ending is so darn adorable!
Though i have a feeling many of you wont agree with me here but, i liked this book better than Anna and the french kiss. Unbelievable since i am a doomed lover of Paris and cute guys with english accents. But for some reason i prefer Lola better. I love her outlook on life. Her costumes!! Although they are not practical and  would steer clear from them, they are totally Lola. And to actually wear them and go arougn in weird colour wigs takes a lot of courage. But they are so colorful. And it is soo Lola.

Let me shed some light on Lola and her obsession with costumes. Lola has taken a vow not to war a single outfit more than once. She wears the most weirdest combinations with bright colored wigs and boots(among other shows). She even wears a yellow raincoat when its not raining. And she practically wears the whole deal everyday! One of the days i was reading this book, a little Lola rubbed of me and i decided to experiment with my costume skills. I wore blue flare pants with a black and white newspaper top with a vest(that eventually came off) and my amazing hat(which i brought from Italy on my visit to Italy, France and Switzerland!). Not much of a costume but then i'm not Lola. 

So Lola lives a hilarious life. She has 2 gay dads(this is my first book where the character has two gay dads) and a boyfriend which is 5 years elder to her, Max. He is that guy that fascinates Lola but is kind of a jerk. I quite like him in the starting of the book. My like started waning when he mentioned that going to the dance would be a punishment to him. My like expired when he was a royal jerk to Lindsay. I don't understand why she didn't just break up with him then and there. Asshole. But before those incidents he is not that bad. He has a band and played pretty good from what Lola says. Lola's parents highly dissaprove of him mostly because of the age difference. 

If you ever thought having two gay dads was easy since dads are kind of mellow, you're wrong. Take 1 over protective dad X2. Minus the calming spirit that remotely understands what you are facing. Not good.
Apart from that i think its pretty cool to have two gay dads. Its so different than normal. Refreshing. Lolas birth mother does make more than one appearance in the book. She happens to be the brother of 1 of Lola's dads. Well unlike other families, Lola's parents are fun.

The other amazing thing that i'd like to mention is that GUESS WHAT? Anna and St.Clair are soo there in this book. I love it whe old characters come in other books. They both were still very much in love and St.Clair was always following Anna like a puppy dog. And St. Clair also gives Lola some priceless advice on the one; his being Anna.

The boy next door is named Cricket Graham Bell. Yes you heard read) right. His name is Cricket(loove it) and he is one of the ancestors of Alexander Graham Bell, the famous telephone idea which today the world would be incomplete without. But as it turns out Alexander Graham Bell did not really invent the telephone, he stole it, which is why Cricket being the good guy he is is not proud that he comes from a lineage of a liar and a cheater. I have no idea whether this is true or not nut it could be. Whoever it was I am grateful to them.

Cricket is a cute, shy and amazing guy. He has long luscious legs and he dresses very nicely and is adorable. He is also a complete romantic failure. H has always loved Lola. And that might sound like its bordering on pathetic but quite the contrary, it makes him more desirable. Cricket is very 
swoon-worthy. And on top of that he is a great inventor. 
I absolutely heart the story of their first kiss and am not going to ruin it for you(even though its mighty hard). A little clue it includes the words 'planted one on him'.

Now the Cricket and Lola chapter has been going on quite a while. This book is a little slow paced but all the very entertaining. 
Cricket and Lola live next door and always talk to each other through windows. Which is dead on cute. Cricket even travels from his window to hers on several occasions not all of which which end good. 
But the ending is incredible.  Its the perfect happy ending which Lola wanted. 

There is nothing i would change about this book. I love Lola and her outlandish costumes. I love Cricket Bell and his long legs. I love Lola's happy family. I love her bff and her only friends relationship with Charlie. Puurfect.
Except maybe one thing. I would absolutely like more kissing in this book. There is not much esp with Cricket. though they get it on in the end, i was waiting for some secret kisses stolen in the middle. But the way things progressed was not a problem for me.

This is a book that has to be read. No doubt. 
What are you waiting for?

Lots of love and pies

Ok, so i read this poem on goodreads on the book and i can't resist so imma put it up :)
(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?