A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another
“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.
I liked it. Simple as that. Very good summer read, with lovable characters and an interesting story. I really loved the Garetts. They are a wonderful family but George is my favorite, because he is just so cute (the exception would be Jase of course). And I laughed every time Patsy showed up in the book saying boob or poop. She was hilarious. "My life next door" is a good book, great for a relaxing afternoon. I am very interested to see what will Fitzpatrick come up with next.