Monday, October 3, 2011
With its quirky characters and fun set pieces, LOLA gave me the sugar high I was craving when I picked up the book. I really enjoyed getting to know Lola and Cricket, and rooting for them to overcome the roadblocks to their romantic attraction.
One of the things which defines Lola is her habit of dressing up in crazy fun outfits, and the way Perkins described them made me want to dig out my old Babysitter Club books and compare Lola's clothes to Claudia Kishi's. Of course, I don't think Claudia ever wore anything as fab as Lola's Marie Antoinette dress!
LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR is out now. Find out more at the author's website.