Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to the moon. And she was mysterious and she was perfect, in that way that girls who talk to moons are. In the house next door, there lived a boy. And the boy watched the girl grow more and more perfect, more and more beautiful with each passing year. He watched her watch the moon. And he began to wonder if the moon would help him unravel the mystery of the beautiful girl. So the boy looked into the sky. But he couldn't concentrate on the moon. He was too distracted by the stars. And it didn't matter how many songs or poems had already been written about them, because whenever he thought about the girl, the stars shone brighter. As if she were the one keeping them illuminated.One day, the boy had to move away. He couldn't bring the girl with him, so he brought the stars. When he'd look out his window at night, he would start with one. One star. And the boy would make a wish on it, and the wish would be her name.At the sound of her name, a second star would appear. And then he'd wish her name again, 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 the neighbors. People wondered who'd turned on the floodlights.The boy did. By thinking about the girl.
Depois de ter lido Anna e o Beijo Francês (Anna and the French Kiss) fiquei deliciada com a simplicidade de escrita desta autora, que teve a capacidade de transformar uma história de amor de adolescentes num livro difícil de largar.
Foi com as expectativas elevadas que peguei neste Lola and the Boy Next Door (do qual, infelizmente, não existe tradução para português), mas confesso que tinha receio de ficar um pouco desiludida. Com premissas parecidas com o anterior, o que poderia trazer alguma desilusão, voltei a ficar "agarrada" a esta extravagante Lola e ao inventor Cricket, the boy next door.
Apesar de serem apresentados como trilogia, estes livros são independentes na medida em que, sim a Anna e o St. Clair voltam a aparecer neste livro, as personagens principais são completamente diferentes do livro anterior e toda uma nova trama é explorada e apresentada. ´
Agora resta-me esperar pela conclusão desta trilogia, para perceber de que modo as relações da Anna e do St. Clair e da Lola e do Cricket continuam a evoluir e para conhecer o novo casal...