Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn't believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit - more sparkly, more fun, more wild - the better. But even though Lola's style is outrageous, she's a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.
When Cricket - a gifted inventor - steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
this was a pleasant read, though i don't think i enjoyed it quite as much as _anna and the french kiss_. i don't know squat about paris, but i live in SF, so i might be a little more critical of details. ;)
good characters and believable tension between the boyfriend and the boy next door situation--you could see that lola wanted to do what was "right", and the boyfriend was the boyfriend and all that, but i don't think there was ever much of a contest in my mind...who could resist a gangly inventor named cricket, after all?
pleasant way to pass time, but not life-changing. :)