I just read this one a few days ago, upon the huge recommendations by my fellow book-friends, and it was GREAT!! !! P.S. Here’s my review. I just found out this is now a series, and the subsequent books are about the other characters!! YAY ME!!
Chris: Yay, so glad you enjoyed this one Maryse! I read it over a year ago and loved it. I even did a re-read which I hardly ever do. I’m super picky about the YA books I’ll pick up. As a mom I’m also super picky about books with small children in them. So often they’re written as so inauthentic or dumb. This author just nails it. I also read the follow up to this one The Boy Most Likely To, and loved it maybe even more…TIM!! Fell for him hard
Julie: I also really enjoyed this book. There are two more books. Characters already introduced in the first book. More teenage struggles and angst. What I Thought Was True (book 2) and The Boy Most Likely To (book 3).
Amy: YAY!!!! Weren’t the Garretts wonderful? Even though at times I was irritated with the parents for having baby after baby, leaving the older ones to pick up the slack. But that would be my only complaint. The followup book was pretty dang good as well, but this one is still my favorite of the two. And the second one has a nice little shock to it which really puts things into a tailspin!
About book #1:
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?