Lola and the Boy Next Door
Fathers and daughters
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Budding costume designer Lola lives an extraordinary life in San Francisco with her two dads and beloved dog, dating a punk rocker, but when the Bell twins return to the house next door Lola recalls both the friendship-ending fight with Calliope, a figure skater, and the childhood crush she had o... Read More »
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High school senior Lola Nolan is a content teen fashionista with two caring fathers, an intoxicated biological mother, a dog, a sleuth best friend, and a rocker, 22-year-old boyfriend. However, when her old neighbours move back, emotions are re-kindled as she must face the Bell twins, the girl she loves to hate, and the boy she's always hated to love. The novel follows Lola's journey towards learning not what she really wants, but learning the kind of person that she is, and discovering that Cricket Bell changes her in more than one way.
This book is about a girl named Lola and her boyfriend Max. Lola has a unique way of showing her personality. Later on in the book Lola realizes that her relationship with Max isn't going to work out. There's that neighbor boy who was Lola's ex-boyfriend. Had he always had feelings for Lola? Does Lola still have feelings for her ex-boyfriend? Read the book to see what happens to Lola and her ex-boyfriend.
Cricket, Lola's neighbor from childhood, moves back in. He's really good looking and Lola starts to feel the feelings she had for him as a child coming back. She still has a crush on him, even when she is dating Max. Max breaks up with Lola when he decides he doesn't want to deal with Lola's parents that always disprove of him. On top of that, he also acts like a jerk, insulting Lola and makes it worse. What will happen? Will Lola forgive him or will she decide to go for her neighbor instead?
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“Life isn’t about what you get, it’s about what you DO with what you get.”
“And I hold my head high toward my big entrance, hand in hand with the boy who gave me the moon and the stars.”
“I draw him closer by his tie and whisper into his ear, 'Cricket Bell, I have been in love with you for my entire life.'”
“Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is to not make the same mistake twice.”
“I don't believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be same person every day.”
“And if I'm the stars, Cricket Bell is entire galaxies.”
“There are some people in life that you can't get over.”
“People should say what they mean and not make other people stumble around.”
“Because that’s the thing about depression. When I feel it deeply, I don’t want to let it go. It becomes a comfort. I want to cloak myself under its heavy weight and breathe it into my lungs. I want to nurture it, grow it, cultivate it. It’s mine. I want to check out with it, drift asleep wrapped in its arms and not wake up for a long, long time.”
“I know you aren't perfect. But it's a person's imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.”
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