Winter 2012 Kids' Next List
“Familiar characters Anna and St. Clair appear in this companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss. Lola, who wears outrageous, fun outfits, thinks she has the perfect life with her family and hot rocker boyfriend. But then her old next door neighbors, the Bell twins, move back into their house. Cricket Bell, 'the boy next door,' was one of her good friends growing up, and Lola finally has to deal with her feelings for him. As in her previous novel, Perkins accurately describes what it is like to be a teenager and the angst of figuring out a relationship.”
— Jenny Cohen, Waucoma Bookstore, Hood River, OR
Lola 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 negihborhood. 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.
About the Author
Stephanie Perkins (www.stephanieperkins.com) lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband.
"Step back--it's going to fly off the shelves."--School Library Journal
"A delectable companion to [Perkins's] debut hit, Anna and the French Kiss."--Kirkus Reviews
"Snappy dialogue...a lively romance."--Publishers Weekly