"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to shine a spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Lola and the Boy Next Door
By Stephanie Perkins
Dutton Juvenile, to be released Sept. 29, 2011
For budding costume designer Lola Nolan, the more outrageous, 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 move back into the house next door.
When the family returns and Cricket - a gifted inventor and engineer - 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.
— Amazon.com description
First Stephanie Perkins created Anna in Anna and the French Kiss, and now it's Lola in this book? She and my mother apparently have the same taste in names. If she names her next main character Kate (my big sister), then I'm really going to get freaked out.
|This was Lola, aka the most gorgeous kitten who ever lived.|
She even made it into one of those 365 Kittens A Day calendars.
Oh, Lola was a cat and it doesn't count? WHATEVER. Mom still named her.
Plus, every time I think of this book, I sing a little bit of this to myself, which is fun:
Okay, let me be serious, names and songs aside: I loved Stephanie's writing style in Anna and the French Kiss. It's definitely quirky and nails the teen voice, so can't wait to read more!