Publication Date: June 14th, 2012
“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?
(Summary from Goodreads)
Despite the insane amount of Dystopian and paranormal I've been reading these days, I'm on a contemporary rampage. I've been devouring real life stories, living voraciously through characters that have way more interesting realistic lives than I do. My life next door sounds like an amazing story. For one, I'm a huge sucker for the boy-next-door stories, and this one promises family inclusion. One thing a lot of YA books are missing nowadays are strong families and good parents. This story promises it all.