This beautifully written contemporary romance is a treasure. A rich, sensitive story with incredible depth combined with humour, shines the light on two very different families. One for my favourite’s shelf.
Recommended age: 13 +
Title: My Life Next Door
Series: My Life Next Door – Book 1
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Publication Date: 13 June 2013 (1st published June 2012)
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“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, 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? — Extract from Goodreads.com