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Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins "Just because something isn't practical doesn't mean it's not worth creating. Sometimes beauty and real-life magic are enough." - Lola Nolan Stephanie Perkins has a way of writing that really connects to a lot of women - young and old - but I am not really one of them. Though her books are somewhat magical in a sense that they tend to end in a happily-ever-after notion, I think they're too GIRLY for me. I always imagine her books like big puffy, sparkly dresses, fireworks, and glitters - different colors of glitters - with a prince charming to sweep you off your feet. Not that it's a bad thing but they're just too fluffy, not that there's also something wrong with it, just means that it's cute. Her books are more like a modern-day fairy-tale where every girl wants to have. I admit, I also want that kind of story, because it's fun and romantic and not that too serious. Also Stephanie has a way of letting the teenage side of a reader to picture the story as their own or to reminisce a first crush, a first kiss, or even a first date. That's what I think about her books. They're too cute in a very charming way.LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR was no exception. Of course, it still retains the pleasant theme. I'm starting to think I like LOLA's story more than Anna's, which was also adorable with the whole Paris experience. Though this book doesn't continue up north but it's definitely taking us to the different part of the World. San Francisco. I like it when a story is focused on a certain location, because I could clearly depict the places and it's landmarks. What I like about the book was it's abundant talk on clothing. Lola is not a typical fashionista, mind you, but she creates and pro-creates her own design. Everything about her is unique. Her wardrobe, accessories, and her self-representation. I would love to see a Lola in real life. You know, an air of utter confidence that is not ashamed to walk the streets wearing something out of a runway show. Her chirp spirit and determination gets me and inspires me in a way, and I like that. I like it when certain characters budge me out of my comfort zone, had I been aware of one but I think I want a little challenge. Then there's her parents - Gay parents. I thought it's something new. They don't intimidate me for being too compulsive and protective of their daughter, which I am also surprised to have such good characterization. They're probably the coolest gay parents ever! Then there's Cricket. One thing, I like his name. It's not that manly or sigh-worthy like Ettiene St. Clair's but thought he's lovely. Well, everything about him sounds lovely. Sure, if you want intelligent and attractive. And, and, Anna and Ettiene are here! In this book! They make the cutest couple ever. I never realized how long had passed since I read ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS. This book clearly gives a lot of CUTENESS air. I can't seem to stop my self for describing everything about this book as cute or adorable. Either way, it does. I hope they release Isla and the Happily Ever After soon. xx