Book Blog- My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

From Goodreads:

“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

 This is the kind of book that you can sit down to read a few chapters and then look up four hours later and realize you've read the whole thing.  I loved meeting the Garretts, and it was easy to get lost in their world.  They're messy and loud, but so full of heart and personality that you can't help but want to be part of their crazy household.  Samantha's mother, on the other hand is a politician who is so concerned about appearances that she vacuums herself out of the house everyday.  Samantha is forbidden from socializing with the neighbors, but she spends hours on the roof outside her bedroom window watching them.  Jase has been watching her watch them, and one night he decides to join her on the roof.  It's sweet and romantic.  I swooned.  I laughed.  I  felt all the things.  I fell in love with My Life Next Door. 


Oh! I would've loved this as a teen. And as a YA writer, it sounds delish...will research. Thanks!

This has been on my TBR list... sounds so great! Thanks for sharing! :)

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