This book didn't get the same rating that Anna's book did, for the simple reason I didn't feel the MC was as likeable as Anna was. Lola is a liar, plain and simple. It's detestable and ends up ruining a relationship she's really too young for. It also gets her into loads of trouble, but somehow, she's charming all the same.In fact, like its predecessor, Lola and the Boy Next Door is full of charm. Charming characters. Charming setting. Charming plot... what there is of it.Honestly, I have no idea why I'm even giving this book 4 stars, as there are several definite weaknesses in it. It's kind of like reading a bodice-ripper, I guess. Stephanie Perkins has become my guilty pleasure. Your mileage may vary, but I found it fun in a lighthearted and empty way. Like eating caramel corn. Not too filling, but delicious going down.