3 stars – I liked it but maybe there where elements of the book I didn’t enjoy to much and subtracted from the awesomeness. I may have also had a bit of a meh reaction to it.
Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To:
– find the liquor cabinet blindfolded
– need a liver transplant
– drive his car into a house
Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To:
– well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, for starters.
For Tim, it wouldn’t be smart to fall for Alice. For Alice, nothing could be scarier than falling for Tim. But Tim has never been known for making the smart choice, and Alice is starting to wonder if the “smart” choice is always the right one. When these two crash into each other, they crash hard.
Then the unexpected consequences of Tim’s wild days come back to shock him. He finds himself in a situation that isn’t all it appears to be, that he never could have predicted . . . but maybe should have.
And Alice is caught in the middle.
Told in Tim’s and Alice’s distinctive, disarming, entirely compelling voices, this return to the world of My Life Next Door is a story about failing first, trying again, and having to decide whether to risk it all once more.
The Boy Most Likely To was my first adventure into a Huntley Fitzpatrick book and I got say it was pretty much exactly what I was expecting! It was angsty and cute and full of romantised teen drama. I am pretty keen to go back and read Huntley’s first two books though! (Plus is it bad of me that I want all those beautiful spines LOL!!) Just because I found this book predictable didn’t mean I didn’t thoroughly enjoy it, it just means that I wasn’t really wowed by it. It didn’t have me super excited to keep reading it.
There were parts of this book I loved and they were:
- ALL THE CHARACTERS – I’m not going to go through and list all the character but it just needs to be mentioned that all the character in this book have an individual personality! Everyone is entertaining and has an original voice! I cant wait to see if this is a talent of Huntley’s when I read her other books!!
- THE FAMILY!! – Like can we please talk about the fact I finally understands what’s so awesome about the Garret family now! I heard for AGESS about how amazing this Garret family is! And how all book families can never live up to its amazingness AND NOW I FINALLY UNDERSTAND! Their family unit is so tight and you can feel the love they have for one another coming through the pages!
- CAL WAS ACTUALLY THE CUTEST!! – BRB while I melt into a puddle of goo over a red headed baby! I wasn’t particular over joyed that a baby was introduced into the story, but the fact he was like heart stoppingly cute did help!
- The romance – Tim and Alice where so realistic I loved it! They were adorable and in love with one another, but at the same time they were down to earth – had realistic expectations and knew there limits. It made their relationship more real to me!
Things I didn’t enjoy so much
- I went on a major rant about this in my review of Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern about how tired I am with reading contemporary books that have an accidental pregnancy! I know I probably shouldn’t care to much but damn I like over it! Believe it or not, most teenagers are aware what safe sex is. I would love to read about a character who did as well!
- The ending! LIKE WHY WOULD YOU LET ME FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM ONLY TO TAKE HIM AWAY!!!
Overall all I really enjoyed this book, but it didn’t get me like waving it in people faces screaming YOU HAVE TO READ THIS! I’m hoping to get to her other books soon!
Have you read The Boy Most Likely To? Isn’t Tim and Alice like ACTUALLY ADORABLE?? What is your opinion about teenage pregnancy in books??! I’m actually really curious!! Do I just blow it out of the water? Or does it have you rolling your eyes in frustration as well?
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