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My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick  Publication Date: June 14, 2012 Publisher: Dial Books Pages: 395 Target Audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: Young love, next door neighbors, traumatic event Source: eBook received from NetGalley for review. Summary: Sam has watched the Garrett family from her rooftop for ten years. Her mother has kept her […]

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February 19, 2013 - 12:01 am

Top 10 Tuesday: Best Families in Contemporary YA - […] 3. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick: Okay, so sure Samantha’s mother is downright atrocious sometimes, but let’s focus on the Garrett family. They have tons of kids, everyone is super close, they all have their role, and they’re a bit chaotic, but somehow, they make things work. I kid you not, guys, I’ve never wanted a big family (well, this big), but after finishing the book, I seriously considered having seven kids. Fitzpatrick just did so, so well with the large-family dynamic! (My review.) […]

July 1, 2012 - 7:01 am

Magan: Shelve It - July 1, 2012 - […] I recommend you have a friend on standby when you finish My Life Next Door. […]

June 29, 2012 - 12:25 pm

April Books & Wine - Sailor Supergirl! YES!

Sigh.

Sooooo much love for My Life Next Door. And Jase. And all the intricate details. PRETTY MUCH EVERY SINGLE THING.

June 29, 2012 - 1:07 am

VeganYANerds - This really does sound fantastic! I’m really sad it’s not being pub’d here, I think I’m going to have to cave and order it like NOW!

I really can’t to read about Sam and Jase, their relationship sounds so sweet!

June 28, 2012 - 1:42 pm

Annette - OK. Your review has put me over the edge. This is now on my list. Great stuff!

June 28, 2012 - 1:21 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Oh, I really want to read this one! It sounds so sweet, and your review has me itching to get it sooner! Plus, you’ve got me really curious about this event you speak of. 🙂

June 28, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Isn’t it just such a wonderful book? I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and going through the whole spectrum of emotions that I did. Jase and Sam have such a realistic, and sigh-inducing love story.

June 28, 2012 - 11:49 am

Beatriz @ AWWIP - Great review 😀 I can’t wait to read this book, it sounds so good… but I’m afraid of this big change towards the ending o.o

June 28, 2012 - 11:41 am

Keertana @Ivy Book Bindings - Amazing review Magan! Although I didn’t enjoy this book as much as others seemed to, I’m glad you really liked it! 😀

~Keertana
Ivy Book Bindings

June 28, 2012 - 10:14 am

elena - I AGREE WITH THIS REVIEW WHOLE-HEARTEDLY! I agree about Sam, I really loved her character and she really did need excitement in her life. Steaminess is so right, her and Jase were so good together. I also like how…easy their relationship was, if that makes sense? Wonderful review, Magan!

June 28, 2012 - 9:06 am

Tara - I have so much LOVE for this book and everything about it. The game-changing event totally threw me for a loop too and really pointed the story in a new direction. Having Estelle and Ginger on hand to discuss I’m sure helped a ton!

Magan: Looking for Alaska by John Green

Looking for Alaska by John Green Release Date: March 3, 2005 Pages: 221 Target Audience: Young Adult (YA) How I found out about it: Estelle recommended Will Grayson, Will Grayson. It wasn’t available at my library, but this was AND it was a 2006 Michael L. Printz Award winner. Summary: Miles (aka: Pudge) is seeking […]

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January 28, 2015 - 12:46 pm

Magan - Hey Charlotte. I definitely understand your overwhelmed feelings. I was very upset and sad by all of the things you were. It was so devastating. I loved their relationship too, and I definitely wish I as clever as they are to remember quotes and spout them off as easily as they did! SO glad you enjoyed the book. Have you read any other John Green book? xo

January 24, 2015 - 2:19 pm

Charlotte - Hey 🙂 I just read ‘looking for alaska’ and, wow, I’m overwhelmed. The story had me since the first sentence. I absolutely fell in love. I kind of knew what would happen, someone spoiled parts of the plot twist but yeah, it was pretty amazing anyway. The relationship between Alaska and Miles gripped me from the first time and i fell in love with Alaska just as Miles did. I did not like the plot twist in the middle of the book, I loved Alaska too much and there were too many things i wanted to know about her. It felt like John Green ripped out a part of me when he killed her.
I was so sad after finishing it but not because of the death, she’ll live in me forever, but because I wished I would have a youth like theirs. Their friendship, their drinking and smoking and finding ways to avoid rules makes me sad because I’m at their age but I won’t / I haven’t got a youth like theirs.. I wish I could live with Miles and The Colonel in their small room at Culver Creek and quote famous persons and authors and drink and smoke in the pale moonlight with Alaska.

Please answer to my comment. 🙂 I’M sorry, I bet my english is horrifying but I’m german.

June 28, 2012 - 7:02 am

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick - […] best comparison I can offer is Looking for Alaska by John Green. If you’ve read this book, you’re aware that there’s a rather large event that […]

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December 20, 2011 - 11:10 am

Magan: Joining in on the Annual End of Year Book Survey | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] Book That Had A Scene In It That Had You Reeling And Dying To Talk To Somebody About It? Looking for Alaska by John Green made me feel that way. There is a huge twist and turn in the book that completely […]

December 4, 2011 - 10:35 am

What We’ve Been Up To: A Week in Review | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] Hope you are enjoying the final day of your weekend & doing some holidaying around the houseSee you this week for some more fun reviews! – Estelle […]