Lola and The Boy Next Door, is a peculiar book. I loved it though. One draw back was it made me feel like Anna and Etienne were totally annoying. Lola is called a lot of things, but what struck me most... They call her fake, everything about her is a lie.. Because she chooses to wear costumes. I felt for a while, that is really attention seeking, but the more you read the more you understand, that's just Lola. She really is not being fake, that in a sense is the most honest thing about her. The book embraces being who you are, even if people think your faking it. Cricket and Calliope Lola's neighbors and former BFF's, are the same, who is Calliope without Cricket, she's lonely, and only has figure skating, that scares her, and that to me is why she is so afraid of Lola. Cricket has no idea who he is once he learns that his entire history is a lie. Lola knows who she is, but fights it, she fights her true feelings, she fights everything, and everyone around her until her world comes crashing down, its scary, but its necessary. Lola really has everything you could want, a few best friends who love her, parents who care enough to give her rules, but love her enough to let her be herself, and a boy who has loved her since childhood. Cricket and Lola finally realize what everyone already knew, but did she wait too long, are her feelings true, is Cricket too hurt after all the rejection? Lola and Cricket were real, I can imagine them on Tumblr or sitting in a park. Stephanie really did it again for me, I can not wait for Isla and The Happily Ever After.