Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Publication date: January 7 2016
Source: I bought this book.
What it's about: My Life Next Door is about a girl named Samantha who has always been fascinated by the Garrett family who live next door. One night, Jase Garrett sneaks up onto her roof and they have a conversation that changes everything. Sam becomes involved with the Garretts, unbeknownst to her highly strung mother. Swoon worthy romance at it's best.
What I liked: I read this book in less than a day! The female protagonist, Samantha, is wonderful. Despite her wealth, she comes across as a normal, down to earth seventeen year old girl. I was quite fond of her. Jase is the best book boyfriend I've read about in a long time. I was so happy whenever he was in a scene. He's a fun, confident character and a stand up guy.
The best thing about My Life Next Door is that it has a huge cast of characters. Jase has lots of siblings; Joel, Alice, Andy, Duff, Harry, George and Patsy. Each one of them was unique. I especially loved George. She was just too cute. Sam's man, Debbie, is a very complex woman and I've never read about a character like her before, so that was interesting.
I really enjoyed the plot. I was really invested in the story. There's a plot twist that makes the story that bit more serious and it really added to the novel as a hole. I read this by the pool while I was in Spain and it's the perfect summer read.
Rating: 5 stars
Favourite quotes: "They say you never know what you would do in a hypothetical situation. We'd all like to think we'd be one of the people who gave up their life jackets and waved a stoic good-bye from the slanting deck of the Titanic, someone who jumped in front of a bullet for a stranger, or turned and raced back up the stairs of one of the towers, in search of someone who needed help rather than your own security. But you just don't know for sure if, when things fall apart, you'll think safety first, or if safety will be the last thing on your mind."
"... And the way he does look at me makes me feel absolutely beautiful."