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My Life Next Door Audiobook

My Life Next Door

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Publisher's Summary

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not: loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, 17-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?

©2012 Huntley Fitzpatrick (P)2013 Tantor

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    jodiod Bay area ca 04-06-15
    jodiod Bay area ca 04-06-15 Member Since 2016

    Jodiod

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    "Perfect."

    Such a great story for any age. Loved these characters. Didn't want the book to end. Loved George and all the chaos next door.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Devault Woodburn, OR United States 04-05-13
    Nancy Devault Woodburn, OR United States 04-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very Sweet"
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    What a great book! Samantha and Jase were absolutely adorable, good, hardworking, very mature 17 year olds. The Garrett brood were so cute and hilarious particularly little George. This story will teach you the importance of family, friendship, love, and doing the right thing. Being truthful even if it means to lose what you love and that some people are willing to stick by you no matter what. I would have given this 5 stars but I felt the end was somewhat abrupt. I hope there is a sequel to see how things turn out for Samantha and Jase, the Senator, the Garrett's and all the rest of the clan.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 10-23-15
    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 10-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A well written coming of age book"

    This is my kind of story. This is what I love in books. A coming of age story featuring young adults finding their own voice and place, and good clean love!

    I listened to this book literally all day until I finished. It was contemporary YA that felt like a historical romance because of the wholesome feel to the book. I am finding a lot of NA/YA authors are overloading their books with gratuitous sex and drinking, and it was so refreshing to read a book not focusing on any of that. There was love but it was that first kiss, first touch kind of love. That passion of first love which feels like a flower blooming in spring.

    When I ask for recommendations, these are the types of books I am looking for. The types of books that leave me smiling and feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. I am definitely going to get the next book because while this one didn't end of a cliff hanger, there is clearly more story to be told.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CELIA CANNAVINO 02-20-16
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    The ending was a little unresolved, there were things that could have been cleared up but weren't but i did like it

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    ghoff 10-26-15
    ghoff 10-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun Book"
    What did you love best about My Life Next Door?

    I loved her showing how fun and different big families are.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of My Life Next Door?

    Again, it would be describing how big families work. LOVED IT! This book was very enjoyable. I loved how Samantha said how she would sit and watch this family.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The begining when Samantha's Mom was telling her how annoying "those" new neighbors would be with all those bikes and toys and how they would rarely mow the lawn.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I just really enjoyed this book! There were parts I was really laughing out loud. Some parts I was not ok with. How nonchalant the parents were with him taking her to his bedroom with all the younger siblings around.


    Any additional comments?

    I did have a problem with a couple a chapters repeating the begining of the chapter at the end. I thought I was going to have to return it. I really wanted to hear the book though. But it was very confusing. I still don't know if I missed anything?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kaley 08-12-15
    Kaley 08-12-15
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    "Good but odd part."

    In chapter 7 or 8 or something, the chapter begins and ends with the exact same paragraphs, but other than that, it was okay.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsey 12-07-14
    Lindsey 12-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I've had better"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The book itself wasn't bad, it just wasn't that good. I didn't enjoy the narration very much. I don't really know who this would appeal to more.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting...hmmm. Probably for me the outsiders view of people with large families. I come from a family of five kids, so not quite as big as the family in this story, but I remember being surprised in school when I told people how many siblings I had and them commenting that it was a lot. But we never really got comments from others like this family did, although I have close friends who have had that experience with their six kids. The least interesting to me... I guess maybe her relationship with her shallow little best friend. And I cringed every time they said her name. Nan, Nano, Nanny...ugh, sorry but it was annoying the way they used it.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Amy Rubinate?

    I don't know who specifically, but someone a little younger sounding and someone with a little more inflection in their voice. I thought she was a tiny bit monotone.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from My Life Next Door?

    A lot of the parts with Nan.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Allison 04-16-13
    Allison 04-16-13
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    "Very enjoyable!"

    I really enjoyed this! I prefer for my books to not stereotype Republicans, so I took off a star. The narrator did a great job!

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer NC, USA 04-12-15
    Kindle Customer NC, USA 04-12-15

    Not a professional reviewer, just a woman who loves to read and talking about books.

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    "Really Adored the Garrett's..."
    If you could sum up My Life Next Door in three words, what would they be?

    Loved the Garrett's


    What other book might you compare My Life Next Door to and why?

    None. I'm just starting to get contemporary more, so I have no comparisons yet.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Only thing that I disliked about the performance was how "breathy" the narrator was. Other than that, it wasn't bad. It did help me get through the book, especially some of the slower parts of the book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A wonderfully chaotic, happy mess!


    Any additional comments?

    Very much worth giving it a try!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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