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Howdy YAL!

I used to be the blogger called YAL Book Briefs, but I grew bored of the handle and changed my name to Howdy YAL. I also respond to MJ. I like to read, write, eat truffles, and watch bad Lifetime movies. 

Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins If I was to use one world to describe this book is sweet. There is an enduring quality about Perkins' writing that I just love. I loved Lola, despite the fact that she is a bit of a flake. I loved Cricket he is awesome with his nerdy hotness and Alexander Graham Bell anxieties. I loved everything about this book. Okay, specifically I think what I involved the most about Lola and the Boy Next Door is that while it might appear to be a cute love story, there is actually some depth and emotion to the book. Case in point, Lola's issues with her biological mother. I liked how reality folded into what otherwise would've been a book that was full of pure sugar. I also loved the characters. Each character was multi-dimensional, including the minor characters . In all, this book was a very relatable which I enjoyed especially after reading a hard driven fantasy novel. To see full review click here:http://yalbookbriefs.blogspot.com/2011/10/lola-and-boy-next-door-stephanie.html