Book Looks: The Boy Most Likely To – Huntley Fitzpatrick

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Title: The Boy Most Likely To (2015)
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Description:

Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To… find the liquor cabinet blindfolded, need a liver transplant, and drive his car into a house.

Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To… well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, for starters.

For Tim, it wouldn’t be smart to fall for Alice. For Alice, nothing could be scarier than falling for Tim. But Tim has never been known for making the smart choice, and Alice is starting to wonder if the “smart” choice is always the right one. When these two crash into each other, they crash hard.

Then the unexpected consequences of Tim’s wild days come back to shock him. He finds himself in a situation that isn’t all it appears to be, that he never could have predicted . . . but maybe should have.

And Alice is caught in the middle.

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Book Review: My Life Next Door – Huntley Fitzpatrick

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Title: My Life Next Door (2012)
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Extent: 394 pages
Release Date: June 14, 2012
Rating: ★★★★☆

Goodreads Description

“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, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.

As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase’s family embraces Samantha – even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha’s world. She’s suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

Review

Wow. Wow. I went in expecting fluffy and cute, and while there were definitely some fluffy and cute, I found My Life Next Door to be quite a bit heavier than the cover and title make it seem. It has all the elements of a light-hearted contemporary: Perfect Rich Girl meets Boy Next Door and embarks on a beautiful Forbidden Summer Romance, but Family Drama ensues, breaking them apart, but the characters in this book also deal with alcoholism, family and friendships, people’s perception and judgments, and even the moral distinction between right and wrong. ❤

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