Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Book: My Life Next Door

Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Publisher:  Dial Books For Young Readers
Date Published: June 14th 2012
ASIN : 0803736991
Author's Website:

4 out of 5 Stars
    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 really enjoyed this book it was funny and heart warming. I  loved the Garretts . Maybe because I can relate with the  8 kids (because I have 6!) So I could get the messy yard and the hectic, loud house! I loved how the author painted their world and that it seemed so real.
       I went into this book thinking it was going to be about a girl and a boy from two different worlds and how they have to struggle to be together, but it really wasn't. That was almost an after thought, but it didn't take away form the story, it was more about how sometimes the most perfect family has the darkest secrets and how you really shouldn't judge another family from outer appearances. This was definitely a light fluffy read, that I would recommend for when you're looking for a book just for fun, without the intense angst. :)

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  1. Great review! I have this on my TBR list :D

  2. Sounds like a good book. Great review! :)

    (Also, you guys should check your blog link from the linky website. It isn't working.)

  3. Thanks Pam! I'm trying to get it fixed now, I don't know what is going on with it. It's not showing anything that I changed, but I'm working on it.

  4. Great Review! Is it just me or does she sound like a total stalker? ;) "I watched the Garretts. All the time." See what I'm saying?
    This actually does sound like my kind of read, so I've added it to my TBR!
    Also, I've nominated you guys for a Liebster Award! It's like a Justin Biebster Award, but bookier!
    Come check out Book Me! for all the deats

  5. Darn, "Book me!" beat me to it haha. I've tagged you for a Liebster Award, but I suppose your blog deserves it a second time anyways! If you choose to accept thy challenge, check out my post c:

    Anyways, I've heard mixed comments about My Life Next Door! However, I suppose it's light & fluffy so maybe it will be a good beach read c: Thanks for sharing your review!

  6. Sorry for the intrusion!
    I wanted to tell you that I tagged you on my blog for the Liebster blog awards! (:

    Here's the post, answer the questions! ^^

  7. Thanks girls and were working on all the tags that we have received! :)

  8. Looks like a good book(:
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