Release Date: June 14th 2012
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Dial Books
Where to Buy: Amazon | Fishpond
More Info: Goodreads
Cover:Summary from Goodreads:A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another.
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.
The cover is so mesmerizing, breath-taking and so pretty! When I got the hardcover, I just had to stroke it a billion times because it's even more beautiful in real life! Love the flowers background with the fence, the sun light and the couple in the cover which I think represents Jase and Samantha!
“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”
Dear Huntley Fitzpatrick, I'm one of your biggest fan! After reading My Life Next Door, I'm already anxiously biting my nails waiting for your next book to come out! I'm just that in love with your debut novel!
It makes me SO HAPPY when a book with a gorgeous cover and summary does not disappoint. The content of this book is just as beautiful and mesmerizing as the cover. There is just something sweet about the way Samantha likes to watch her neighbours from her window. The Garretts, a big family, is nothing like Samantha's family. Their house is loud, always so lively while her house is so quiet and sometimes lonely. When Jase climbs her terrace, it is such a cute scene! I love the way Jase and Samantha first met!
My Life Next Door is a very realistic read and makes me want to believe so badly that my neighbour is like The Garretts! I love how real it felt to me and what makes it realistic is that the story can happen to anyone. Huntley's writing is so beautiful and heart-warming!
Samantha is a great character and I connected with her a lot! I completely understand her feelings, the way she thinks and how she likes to watch The Garretts. She feels the pressure of having to act like the perfect daughter since her mother is a Senator but this facade falls when she spends time with Jase and The Garretts. I love the way she falls in love with Jase. Jase is a truly amazing character. He is absolutely understanding, kind, cute, charming, sweet and romantic. He is honest with Samantha and I love that about him. Relationships should be built on honesty and trust! Jase, can you please climb my terrace? Oh wait, I actually don't have a terrace. Let me install one as soon as possible and please climb my terrace okay?
The Garretts! I LOVE THEM. There are a total of 8 children in The Garretts and I love each and every one of them, particularly George! George knows a lot of things and he's such a cute genius innocent kid! I love the way he likes to ask so many questions and the way Samantha tackles these questions brilliantly!
Samantha's mother is not exactly a perfect mother. She actually hates The Garretts and is really ambitious about maintaining her political position. Nevertheless, her character reminds me that nobody is perfect. Not even parents, although they are the figurehead of the family.
My Life Next Door is hands down one of my favourite contemporary reads this year! Beautifully written, sweet, realistic, heart-warming, My Life Next Door is a beautiful debut about the joy of family, friends and love. I absolutely can't wait for Huntley's next novel!
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