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Transport into a Bookish World

"Books are magic portals to another dimension."

I read, and watch TV shows, anime and dramas. 

 

Currently reading

Mythology
Steele Savage, Edith Hamilton
Progress: 36/315 pages
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Mary E. Pearson
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Ernest Cline
Progress: 35/368 pages
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Tahereh Mafi
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lola and the Boy Next Door

Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door.

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Pages: 368

Purchase it here: Amazon and Barnes and Noble


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 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.

 

Lola and the Boy Next Door is the sequel to Anna and the French kiss. Sort of ..... Not really. It is the second book but it's not a continuation. Does that make any sense. Basically the second book has a different plot and character but incorporates characters from the original book into it. 

SOO OHHHHH MYYY BOOTYYYYY, is it even possible for a human able to produce such an amazing, heartwarming, emotional book. Like Stephanie Perkins has to be a magic genie. She is incredibly talented. But every human has a flaw and as for Stephanie Perkins her flaw for me is the cliche plot. like in both her books Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door there is a girl who likes a boy but the boy is taken or the reverse of it and then they eventually get together. The same old story as any other contemporary. She also solves some of her problems instantly which is one of my pet peeves. I want the ending to build up and become something mind blowing and unexpected. But i got to give it to her, she was still able to craft three books that makes you want to melt into the story. Do you notice what i did their there is not transition and that is how i feel like when i was reading her resolution in the end. 

 

The character growth in the book is one of the main focuses. like at the beginning of the story Lola is going to clubs and making excuses to go to Max but towards the end of the book Lola matures and begins to understand things like her mother and her fight with Calliope. But i felt like Max he did the opposite of grow he shrank. He is 22 years old but at the end of the story i feel like he acts like hes 5. I had found that really interesting. 

 

Another thing Stephanie Perkins is know for is being able to touch upon serious topics such as gay love, age gaps within a relationship, mother & daughter problems, acceptance into society, or childhood love. Somethings aren't as serious as others but she makes it something like childhood love seem more important than ebola. Well maybe i'm exaggerating a bit but you get the point right. lets just pretend you do because if you don't then this makes things awkward. 

 

Oh yea if you guys are wondering about the saying Oh my Booty. Its a long story but since this review is long, i'll cut it short. Over the summer of 2014 i met these two amazing siblings. Named Kyle and Jocelyn and Jocelyn would always say Oh My Booty instead of OMG because it sounds better. Obviously. So i keep saying it sometimes in memory of them because they live half way across the country and i might never see them again. 

 

Sorry i haven't posted a lot over the past few weeks but I'm trying. 

Good morning, afternoon, or night. How would i know, its not like i stalk you. Just kidding as always well Bye, I'll talk to you guys in my next post.