Quickie Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Wednesday August 6, 2014 at 3:00 am |

mylifenetdoor-hfPublisher: Dial Books
Published: June 14, 2012
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 394
Form: Hardback
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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.

My Thoughts

As far as the romance I really enjoyed this story.  I could really appreciate the Garretts and how they seemed so supportive and loving of each other.  However, I thought Sam’s friends were assholes and her mother was beyond BIZARRE!  And can we say YUCK to wiping your snotty nose on your shirt and using someone else’s bathing suit.  There were just some weird things going on in this story for me.  While I could dig the atmosphere and the love story, besides the Garretts, the characters got on my nerves and the whole situation with her Mom was just strange.

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2 Responses to “Quickie Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick”

  1. Sidne says:

    I can’t stand reading a novel and the characters are just on my last nerves. I feel for you on this read if that is how you felt.
    Hope you are enjoying the weather and always in my prayers.