Title: My Life Next Door
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Published: June 14, 2012
Source: BookPeople Teen Reviewer
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.
There are not words for how much I loved this book. The whole time I was sitting there saying I love this book, over and over again. The world created by Huntley Fitzpatrick was an amazing one! I couldn't put this one down! It kept me enticed in it the whole time! :)
Two words, so cute. It is perfect for what the book is about, and just cute! The guy looks hot, and the girl is pretty, what more do you need? Well of course you need a little more... But that doesn't matter!
Everything was set up perfectly. The plot kept you interested and zoned in on what was happening 100%. The writing was hilarious and I was cracking with every turn of the page! It was written with a purpose, and the purpose was followed through throughout the book. It made me laugh, cry, and gasp in shock, which it was nice to read a book like this!
Samantha is part of the clean, "perfect family." She watches the messy Garrets every night, hoping to escape. It might be a little weird, but it was how she deals with her life. She feels so easily, and just puts most of it away until she meets Jase. He made her open up her feelings and actually do something with her life. It was awesome to see how she changed, grew up, and acted throughout the book.
Jase is pure sexiness... Yes, I just said that. He was so sweet, and caring. It was what made him perfect. I just love him. There wasn't anything wrong with him. Jase took care of his family without complaint and was just... Ahhh! There aren't words to describe him anymore...
All in All:
AMAZING! READ THIS NOW!! AND YOU WON'T REGRET IT!! GAH! Okay, back to normal, but I'm serious, read it. You won't regret it if you want a quick, cute and easy read! 5 out of 5 tacos!