Lola and the Boy Next Door…. By Stephanie Perkins

Lola Nolan is a budding teenage  costume designer, residing in San Francisco with her two gay dads. Life’s pretty normal, if you factor out her desire to dress up as a new person everyday. But, anyways, she loves life, and life loves her. Until that is, the Bell twins move back into the house next to her. Growing up, Cricket, Calliope and Lola were best friends, never mind the age gap of a few years. But then, when “the twins”, as Lola calls them became teenagers, something changed. Something happened and suddenly, Cricket was lying to her, and Calliope had became a self-obsessed brat. Fast forward a few years, and Lola’s got a fabulous rocker boyfriend, awesome movie theater coworkers, and her great mystery-obsessed best friend to help her navigate her junior year of high school. But, as suddenly as they’d left, the Bell twins pop back into her life, and flip her whole world around. Because now, Lola’s got to face the memories she’s hidden away, and the people she pretended to forget. Stephanie Perkins weaves an amazing coming-of-age novel that will have you laughing, sobbing, and swooning. Oh, and if you’re still not convinced to read this, just wait until  you get to Etienne and Anna’s hilarious cameos.

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