Sunday, July 15

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Release Date: June 14, 2012
Publisher: Dial
Age Group: Young Adult

Pages: 304

Summary: "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. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen year old Samantha wishes she was one of them… until the day Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything.

Jase can sense that his beautiful neighbor is missing something in her sterile home, and as the two fall fiercely in love, his family makes her one of their own.

But when the bottom drops out of Sam's world, which perfect family will save her–and will her perfect love survive?

Set among the haves and have-nots of a coastal New England town, My LIFE NEXT DOOR captures the angst, the heartache, and the raw-nerve emotions of first time love—and biting loss.

My Thoughts: Seriously, this book was so fantastic!!!

We are introduced to Samantha whose 17 years old. She lives with her mother who is running for senator and her older sister. She also has a best friend named Nan and she has a brother named Tim.

Than there are the Garretts. They are a huge family who live next door. They have lived next door for most of Sam's life but she has went to the private school and their family has been at the public school so they haven't ran into each other. But Sam has watched the family from her rooftop. One day, it all changes when Jase Garrett climbs up and talks to her.

From there a whirlwind relationship begins. Through the swimming, the cuddling, the family interactions, I fell madly in love with Jase and their relationship was so beautiful and wonderful and amazing.

But everything isn't perfect. Sam is faced with a big decision she has to make. It isn't easy and she wants to make the right one, but someone will get hurt.

We get to experience Sam's first time, we get to experience her relationship with her best friend, and all while she is falling in love with the boy next door, literally.

I don't want to say much about My Life Next Door, because I want you to experience it... This is  one of the best debuts I've ever read. It was everything a contemporary is supposed to be.  This rates up there on the scale that Anna and The French Kiss did for me.

My Life Next Door is freaking amazing! Beautiful. Awesome! Fantastic. I bet this makes my top 10 favorites of the year.

And Jase is so dreamy. He it HOT, sweet, sensitive, why can't all boys be like him?

Overall: OH MY GOSH! Read in two sittings! Wanted to read in one, but it got to be too late at night and had to stop! My Life Next Door should be on your TBR pile for 2012, no doubt about that.

My Life Next Door was a ray of sunshine mixed with hot chocolate and heart shaped candies. Truly a wonderful novel and I loved every page of it.

Cover: Love! Love! Pretty! Love the scenery, love the way they are kissing.

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1 comment:

Special Needs Mom said...

I'm a new follower. I loved this book. Jase Garrett was such a great guy. It's too bad he's fiction and not real.

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