Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Waiting on Wednesday’s a feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to highlight the books we just can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week the book that I'm on pins and needles for is:

Lola and the Boy Next Door
by Stephanie Perkins
September 29, 2011

Synopsis from Publisher:  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.

Well, this definitely isn’t a unique pick or anything, but I’m totally okay with that.  Anna and the French Kiss was one of the best YA contemps of 2010, and from the pre-release reviews people have done on Lola, it sure looks like Stephanie Perkins is continuing her winning streak.

But it’s over a month away.  Way too far to wait for.  Which...okay, I realise the silliness of saying that right after doing a book last week that won’t be out for 8 months, but still.  Everything about Lola is calling to me - her costume designing, the gorgeous boy on the cover, the fact it’s set in San Francisco...I can’t wait!

And I just reread Anna recently so I can’t even do that again to pass the time.  Sigh.  I’ll have to console myself with the fact that I got copies of Bloodlines and Sweetly yesterday, and I didn’t think that day would come either.

Plus if you somehow have missed reading Anna and the French Kiss, you’ve got a whole month to go do it.  What are you waiting for?


  1. Oh my goodness. I still haven't read Anna and the French Kiss yet, but everyone LOVES it! I feel like I'm missing out on so much. D: Oh well. Ahah, great pick:)

    My WoW :)

  2. I think that just means you better read it soon! :D It really is a fun book!


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