Lola and the Boy Next Door follows the story of Lola Nolan, a costume enthusiast who vows to never wear the same thing twice, as she finds herself in various difficult situations. 17 year old Lola is completely in love with her 22 year old boyfriend Max, but when her next door neighbours move back after several years she finds it difficult to remind herself of this fact. Her neighbour, Cricket Bell, has grown up and matured since the last time she saw him. With Cricket's new sense of style, maturity and height also comes the old feelings Lola once had for him. But what will she do?
Having read Anna and the French Kiss last summer, I was so excited to read this book and I'm happy to say, it didn't disappoint in the slightest. I didn't find the characters as lovable as those in Anna and the French Kiss, however they were still very likable. Stephanie Perkins' talent for writing never ceases to amaze me and reading this made me extremely excited for her next book, Isla and the Happily Ever After, to come out.
If you've not read Anna and the French Kiss I would definitely recommend reading that first. Although the story doesn't continue, there are certain things that were much nicer to read having known certain things from Anna and the French Kiss. Other than that, I would recommend this book very highly!