I had high hopes for Lola. I enjoyed its prequel (of sorts), the very sweet Anna and the French Kiss, last year. I loved Stephanie Perkins’ story (It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown) in the short story compilation, My True Love Gave to Me. And so I was excited to finally get this from the library, after waiting what seemed like forever. But I was disappointed. This book just wasn’t as fun or cute, or sadly, even as likable. Lola is a 17-year old high […]
#145: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl: 2 stars. #146: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: 4 stars. #147-8: Lola and the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins: 1 star each. #149: OCD, the Dude, and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn: 1 star. #150: The Martian by Andy Weir: 5 stars.
Synopsis from Goodreads because I read this way too long ago: 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 neighbourhood. When Cricket […]