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A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another.
“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”
The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?
A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.
I've learned few things about myself and reading during the last year. One of them is - if Glass says to me to read the book I read it. End of story. She knows exactly what type of book I love and enjoy. Well maybe it takes some time for me to read the book (sorry honey) but I always read it. My Life Next Door is not an exception.
If you enjoy sweet summer reads with a little bit of heartbreaking then My Life Next Door should be on your shelf. It's a story about Samantha and her life. Her mother is a successful woman and sometimes it seems that she's forgotten when it's time to stop caring about her carrier and start thinking about her daughters. At the house next door we have Garrett family. It's different type of family where everyone are together. Even though their house is full of kids they are still family. Samantha secretly watches them from her house and one day Jase sits next to her. At first she is afraid but soon she discovers that Jase is easy to talk with. They become friends and then they must break barriers Samantha's mother set.
Like it says in a blurb - a gorgeous debut novel about family, friendship, first romance... it pretty much sums it. Like Glass said in her review it was hard to believe that this was a debut novel and I can't wait to read the next Huntley's book.
Rating: 5 stars.
Until the next time,
My Life Next Door sounds like a lovely read. Thanks for sharing, Tanja! :)OdgovoriIzbriši
Yes it's really lovely :) You're welcome :)Izbriši
Hahaha..its the same with me and Sarika! I swear we know each others book choices better than ourselves! :D I loved My Life Next Door and George was just adorable! :)OdgovoriIzbriši
Janhvi @ The Readdicts
Yes! It's amazing...but that's how the things work ;) I'm glad you enjoyed :)Izbriši
I really loved this one too, which came as a bit of a surprise since I'm not really the biggest fan of contemporaries out there. It was sweet and funny and I totally enjoyed it.OdgovoriIzbriši
I'm glad you did too.
I'm happy to hear that :)Izbriši
Told you, babe!;)OdgovoriIzbriši
YEAH TANJA!!! This was one of my favorite reads last year, I'm so excited you loved it as much as I did! Normally contemporary YA is not my genre, I'm all about the paranormal, but this book just blew me away. I will read anything and everything Huntley Fitzpatrick writes.OdgovoriIzbriši
Yeah!! :) I'm so happy to hear that. I'll too :D Maybe we should sign in somewhere :DIzbriši
So glad you loved this one! I just recently read it myself. I am definitely looking forward to more from this author. :)OdgovoriIzbriši
~Sara @ Forever 17 Books
Yeah it seems like she has to write more books :)Izbriši
Oh yay I had so much love for this book too, I'm glad I read it over the summer, otherwise it would have had me longing for the summer months! I can't wait to see what Huntley has in store for us next either! Lovely review! :)OdgovoriIzbriši
Agreed! :) I've read it at the end of summer too ;) Thanks :)Izbriši
Jeez, everyone raves about this book--my coblogger even picked it as one of her top 5 reads of 2012! Must read, and soon. Thank you for the review!OdgovoriIzbriši
Wendy @ The Midnight Garden
Yes listen to us Wendy ;)Izbriši
*Squeal!!!* I'm so excited to read this book! I know this is going to be such a great and frustrating but wonderful read. Thanks for this review! It confirms my NEED to read this book.OdgovoriIzbriši
GAHHHH....this one is still sitting on my bookshelf and I have yet to pick it up! *hides under bed* I know, I know....but I WILL read it and finally find out why this was so amazing! I'm glad you enjoyed this!OdgovoriIzbriši
~ Maida <3