Teaser & a Tune on Tuesday: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins + Yellow

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Teaser & a Tune on Tuesday: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins + Yellow

Teaser & a Tune on Tuesday: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins + YellowLola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Series: Anna and the French Kiss #2
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In this companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss, two teens discover that true love may be closer than they think

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.

The Tease

I just finished Lola and the Boy Next Door this weekend and I absolutely LOVED it! Here’s a snippet of one of my favorite scenes in this book:

…and the stars would double into four. And four became eight, and eight became sixteen, and so on, in the greatest mathematical equation the universe had ever seen. And by the time an hour had passed, the sky would be filled with so many stars that it would wake his neighbors. People wondered who’d turned on the floodlights.”

“The boy did. By thinking about the girl.”

 

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The Tune

Yellow by Coldplay

And guess which song instantly came to mind after reading that scene with the story about the stars?? That’s right!

 

 

These lyrics just fit this book perfectly!

Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And everything you do,
Yeah, they were all yellow.
I came along,
I wrote a song for you,
And all the things you do,
And it was called “Yellow”.
So then I took my turn,
Oh what a thing to have done,
And it was all “Yellow.”
Your skin,
Oh yeah your skin and bones,
Turn into something beautiful,
You know, you know I love you so,
You know I love you so.
I swam across,
I jumped across for you,
Oh what a thing to do.
Cos you were all “Yellow”,
I drew a line,
I drew a line for you,
Oh what a thing to do,
And it was all “Yellow.”
Your skin,
Oh yeah your skin and bones,
Turn into something beautiful,
And you know,
For you I’d bleed myself dry,
For you I’d bleed myself dry.
It’s true,
Look how they shine for you,
Look how they shine for you,
Look how they shine for,
Look how they shine for you,
Look how they shine for you,
Look how they shine.
Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And all the things that you do.

 

Jess @ Gone with the Words

33 Responses to “Teaser & a Tune on Tuesday: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins + Yellow”

  1. Jamie Bennett

    I’m drooling right now. THANKS A LOT!

    I loved Lola so much and yeah…Coldplay is one of my fave bands. Great combo!

  2. Tania F Walsh

    Very interesting teaser… I so want to know more now.

    Here’s mine: http://tfwalsh.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/teaser-tuesday-chosen-a-house-of-night-book-3/

  3. Liza

    It’s funny that you posted ‘Yellow’ because I just recently came across the video on YT and was drowning in nostalgia! It was my ultimate love song when it came out. Still is a beautiful song and the video is so simple and sweet to me. :)

  4. BJ @ Dark Side of the Covers

    Likely not a story I’ll read, but — COLDPLAY! <3
    Now Yellow is stuck in my head and I'll be singing it all day. (My family will not be grateful.) :)

  5. Jac

    Lola is one of my most anticipated books!! I absolutely cannot wait for it. And between this teaser, and this tune? I’m more excited!! (And hunting for my iPod for more Coldplay!)

  6. April David

    I’ve been wanting to read Lola and Boy Next Door! I’m so jealous and I so like your teaser… it makes me want to read the book now! I just wish I have a copy :)

    Here’s mine, hope you can check it out if you have time:
    My Teaser Tuesday

    ~April :)

  7. Savy @Books With Bite

    Awe, yes I think this song fit in very well with the book! I can’t wait to read it!

  8. Rebecca (Kindle Fever)

    Oh! I love the teaser. Definitely intrigues me to know more about this book. I’ve seen it around, but I haven’t paid to much attention before. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Cynthia A.

    I’m just swooning all over this post, I loooooved Lola, my favorite book this year and I love Coldplay’s Yellow. Sooo good!!! =D

  10. Patty Kalogeroudis

    I haven’t read Lola and the Boy Next Door, but that teaser and this song is perfect! I can’t stop replaying this!

  11. K @ BaffledBooks

    I was never a huge Coldplay fan, but Yellow is a great song! My favorite song by them is Sparks.

  12. CindySwanson

    Wow…what a fantastic teaser…it really makes me want to read the book!

    Love Coldplay as well.

    I’d love for you to stop by and visit my blog!
    Cindy @ Cindy’s Book Club

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