Saturday, 9 August 2014

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My Life Next Door (My Life Next Door, #1)"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?

A transporting debut about family, friendship, 
first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another

I thought this story was amazing and so cute!
I loved Sam's character and the way she dealt with situations. I don't think I could have handled them any better than she did. Obviously, I adored Jase. He was caring, kind, cute and completely dedicated to his family.
The storyline had me turning the page faster and faster. I loved the Garret family and the dynamics potrayed. I really liked seeing the personalities of all the Garret kids.
The ending was beautiful and I was upset to turn the page and find the acknowledgements.
I loved hating on Clay. And I also loved the character development that went on with Tim and Sam's mum.
I didn't give it 5 stars because there were some minor things I didnt like. I would have reallllllyyyyyy liked to see Nan and Sam fix their friendship and at times I felt a little uncomfortable with Jase and Sam's relationship.

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