Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins I am still tetering beteen 4 and 5 stars. I had a lot of fun and stayed up incredibly late to finish it, but I did not love characters and story as much as I loved Anna, her crew and her stormy journey to boy-happiness. Yet, compared to some other 5-star books, Lola can probably compete with confidence. I have to think about it. What I hope for Isla is that she does not fall out of love with a no-good (for her) musicia-boyfriend, too. I would call it a pattern or discriminatio, then (do not hit me - I am joking, of course.)