My Life Next Door
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My Life Next Door


"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?

A transporting debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another.

Title:My Life Next Door
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:394 pages

    My Life Next Door Reviews

  • Jenn
    May 06, 2012

    What I loved about this book:1. NO teenage angst from Samantha2. NO teenage drama with the main characters3. Jase and Samantha were very mature 17-year-olds (very refreshing)4. GEORGE5. The Garrett fa...

  • Hailey (HaileyInBookland)
    May 01, 2014

    4.5*Wasn't what I was expecting at all, it was quite a bit more intense, but I really loved it! ...

  • Ariana
    Nov 01, 2011

    This is why I read YA books - to get this feeling of joy, of happiness, of love.. Because I simply LOVE feeling my head so light and having my heart skip a beat remembering how it felt to fall in lov...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Jun 26, 2013

    When I checked this book out at the library, my favorite librarian looked at me funny and said "This is not a you book". I told her that every once in awhile I want fluffy. I can do romancy young adul...

  • Liz* Fashionably Late
    Feb 11, 2013

    UNPOPULAR OPINION HERE. Samantha is a rich, perfect girl with the perfect life, body and shit. She's got it all but a boyfriend. Her neighbor is single, hot and ridiculously perfect. She's been stalki...

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    Jan 31, 2014

    You know how I'm a contemporary snob? And it takes sooooo muuuuch for a contemporary to wrap around my heart and turn me into happiness and sprinkles? Well this book successfully stole my heart. SCRAP...

  • Glass
    Jan 02, 2012

    This book was worth waiting for. I've read it in two days despite the fact that I was head over heels in all that boring end-of-the-school-year paperwork that us, teachers, are so fond of. First, I ca...

  • Maureen
    Sep 07, 2015

    I really enjoyed this! Sam and Jase are SUCH great characters and I really enjoyed seeing them fall in love (even if it was a little bit of insta love).A lot of things surprised me about this book, an...

  • Keertana
    Jun 20, 2012

    Rating: 2.5 StarsEverything about My Life Next Door screams “summer chick-flick”! From its flirty cover, to its sappy title, to its shockingly bright synopsis, you’d think you couldn’t go wr...

  • Alienor ? French Frowner ? (of badger and SNAKE)
    Aug 20, 2014

    Why, thank you book for all these wonderful platitudes. We need to part ways now though, at 35%, but don't worry, I'll compile here every amazing moment we shared together.► Remember when Jase and ...

About Huntley Fitzpatrick

Huntley Fitzpatrick

Huntley Fitzpatrick grew up dreamy and distracted in coastal Connecticut. She flourished in a family of bookworms where everyone always had their nose in a book. She kept an exhaustively thorough journal which frightened her boyfriends but has proved very useful in her career as a writer. Her debut contemporary Romance, MY LIFE NEXT DOOR, was published in June of 2012 by Penguin-Dial for Young Rea