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Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Cover via Goodreads.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars.

I liked this book better than Anna and The French Kiss.

There, I said it.

Maybe it’s because of the story’s setting. While Anna had her amorous affair in plush Paris, Lola’s took place in the cool and stylish city of San Francisco. Her story – the story of an up-and-coming fashion designer and her feelings for the boy next door – took center stage to the setting. With Anna, I think Perkins dedicated more time to perking up her surroundings.

It could definitely be because of the character development. Continue reading


Filed under 4.5 stars, Book Reviews, Books

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Cover via Goodreads.

Rating: 4/5 stars.

I’m about six months late reading this book, and considering that the majority of my Goodreads friends have read it (and loved it), I doubt my review will make much of a difference as to whether or not you read this book. But, what the heck, why not?

Stephanie Perkins’ writing is fluid. Anna and the French Kiss has a cohesive quality that is arguably the strongest aspect of the book – I started this book on the beach and I finished this book on the beach. You’ll feel inclined to continue to the next chapter, and the next chapter, and the next…

But nothing really stood out to me. I enjoyed the descriptions of Paris, Anna’s struggle to acclimate herself to a new environment, and of course, the romance – but none of that wowed me. I actually thought Anna was a little vapid, though other readers complimented her ordinariness.

A perfect fluff romance novel that’s too much on the safe side for a five-star rating from me. I do recommend it, however.


Filed under 4 stars, Book Reviews, Books