Lola and the Boy Next Door (Hardcover)
November 2011 Indie 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
In this companion novel to "Anna and the French Kiss," two teens discover that true love may be closer than they think
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.
About the Author
STEPHANIE PERKINS has always worked with books first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. She's the author of the international bestsellers "Anna and the French Kiss" and "Lola and the Boy Next Door", as well as "Isla and the Happily Ever After". "My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories" is her first anthology. Stephanie and her husband live in the mountains of North Carolina.