Saturday, June 16, 2012
My Life Next Door-Huntley Fitzpatrick
“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.
So I cannot tell you the months I have waited for this book to come out.I went to Amazon to do my usual checking..and much to my surprise there it was!Insert happy dance!This is the debut Novel by Huntley Fitzpatrick and what a wonderful story it is.
The main characters in this book are Samantha and Jase,they are both seventeen and click so very well.I love how real Samantha and Jase are as a couple.The secondary characters,Jase's many siblings,his parents,Sams mother,Tim and Nan added so much to the book!Id love to read more about them.The conflict in the book..the right and wrong..Totally did not see that coming.Sam handled it very maturely..her mother is another story. Id love to continue writing about this content of the story but I prefer not to write many spoilers and ruin it for the reader.My only issue with this book was the price.At 10.99 for a kindle its pretty high.BUT that has nothing to do with the book and is a publisher thing.However it is totally worth paying that price.
Honestly This book was so worth waiting for..There are book that when you wait so long and get all hyped up and they are duds.This one is not.This is a MUST read.I hope to read more by this author..in fact as per my usual begging I shall Beg for a sequel and another book pronto!!