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Tellulah Darling

Tellulah Darling writes YA & New Adult romantic comedy because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.

Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?

Pulling my hair out in frustration over the boy next door

Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins

Argh! It's been a while since I've been this annoyed by a book. I loved Anna and the French Kiss. LOOOOVED! I thought it was the sweetest romance imaginable in all the best ways. So I couldn't wait to read this. And the romance was divine! I mean, dreamy and lovely and young love real and yay for it!


So why only three stars? Because the set up of Lola was so freaking precious I wanted to strangle her. Exhibit A - the perfectly offbeat girl who works at a theatre (and I didn't get the sense it was a megaplex), has 2 gay dads with just the right amount of trauma with her mom, her one and only friend is Asian, so check got the multicultural aspect covered - I swear, I was waiting for her to play ukelele to complete the quirk pastiche of her life. Each and every one of these things taken alone or even with one other - great but together, it was too much for me.To the point where I just wanted to keep hanging with Anna and St. Clair (so happy to see them) and Lola be damned.


And that's why I was so annoyed. Because the romance was so fabulous (did I mention that) that this other part made me even madder because I just wanted to love the whole thing, end of story.


Again, say I argh!