Author : Stephanie Perkins
Pages : 338
Publisher : Penguin Random House Company
Genre : Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format : Book
Source : Owned
The story was....nice but, yeah there's a but in this story compare the other two novels - Anna and the French Kiss and Isla and the Happily Ever After. I'm hoping that I would love this novel as much as I have loved the other two, umm..unfortunately, I wasn't love it as much as it supposed to received my love for it.
The plot of the story were great, I love the way she write in each of her novel. It was fantastic! It just that it wasn't as what I expect it to be. and I'm pretty sad about it. But one thing for sure, she has nail, in terms of, giving me as a reader - angry towards the character in this story. Though how much I hate Lola but somehow I love her. Complicated, much?
Lola? She is just.. I don't know what to say.. This girl, she's definitely succeed in making me mad! I feel like slap her hard on her face..like "come on girl! Aren't you realise that guy love you? The other guy that happened to be your boyfriend, wasn't love you like you did?" Oh my god! She's really seventeen year old girl, who is still a teenager, who doesn't know what should she do. and yeah, I do understand that. She is still trying to figure out who is really in her heart and what she really want.
Cricket? I don't know. He life has been overshadow by his own twin sister's that is kind of controlling his life. He is in love with Lola but has been stand down because he knows, Lola has a boyfriend. He is worth to be Lola's boyfriend! He just nice, sweet, lovely and know how to capture Lola's family and friends heart. That's what I really love about Cricket! Come on, don't you want your boyfriend/husband to be close to your family and know who is your close friend, I mean, knowing they are exist as your close friends in your life?
Max? This guy is the most person I hated in this novel. His is a jerk. I don't know I kind of feeling that he is just wanted played with Lola's heart. It just he doesn't really sincerely love Lola and respect Lola and try to get close with her family and friends. He just wanted her, take her away from everyone around her.
The fact that I have said that I don't love this story as much as I love the other two, but still, it is a nice story and it is based on your perceptions and point of view about the book. So, this is my opinion. That's that.
Anyway, let's discover the quote from the book that I found;
"Because that's the thing about depression. When I feel it deeply, I don't want to let it go. It becomes comfort. I wan 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 my arms and not wake up for a long time."
"There are some people in life that you can't get over with."
"I know you aren't perfect. But it's a person's imperfections that make them perfect for someone else."
"-Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door"
The fact that I said about the book, I still enjoy reading it, it is a nerve-wrecking novel, I must say, I think that is what we feel when we were a teenagers before, if you have a boyfriend in that particular time. I do have a boyfriend but only after I graduated my high school.
Anyway, this is strictly my opinion wasn't based on any other opinion. Thus, you have to read it, to see how do you feel about it by yourself, just don't get influence by my review. :)
Rating : ★★★★☆