Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Review: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

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The Boy Most Likely To
by Huntley Fitzpatrick
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Publication Date: August 18th 2015
Publisher: Dial Books
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780803741423
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary
Source: First To Read

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Surprises abound and sparks ignite in the highly anticipated, utterly romantic companion to My Life Next Door

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. (Goodreads)
The Boy Most Likely To is the much anticipated follow-up to My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. Having read and adored My Life Next Door recently, I couldn’t wait to dive right into The Boy Most Likely To. It’s been a really long time since I’ve been completely sucked in by a book, and that’s exactly what happened once I started these books. I absolutely couldn’t put them down, and now that I’m finished with them, I have the best book hangover!

The two main characters in The Boy Most Likely To are Alice and Tim, who we originally met in My Life Next Door. To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect from these two characters, as I knew they were so completely different than Samantha and Jase, who I absolutely love. Alice is really a badass in most ways, but I love how much she loves her family. Her devotion to her parents and siblings was really inspiring; even when life was chaotic and so overwhelming, she still did what she had to do for the ones that she loved. As for Tim, I was a little worried about him when starting the book. He didn’t get off to the best start in the first book, even though he completely turned his life around. I was really hoping that he could stick with it in this book, and he totally did. I really, really love how much his character grew over the course of these two books, the transformation was really amazing, and you honestly can’t help but to fall in love with this boy.

I love that all of the secondary characters that I fell in love with in My Life Next Door were in this book as well, especially the Garrett family. I seriously love this family, I think they are one of my favorite YA families of all time. There’s just something about them that is absolutely wonderful, and if Ms. Fitzpatrick decided to keep writing stories about them, I’d totally keep reading them.

The storyline for the book, while about different characters, follows much of the same storyline for the previous book. While the book had lots of fun, flirty moments in it, it definitely dealt with more issues than what were in the first book. My Life Next Door was definitely my favorite book of the two. Not saying that I didn’t enjoy the book, I just liked it in a different way than I did the first book. Both books were really great, however.

Overall; I really enjoyed both My Life Next Door and The Boy Most Likely To! I can’t believe I waited so long to start reading these books, as I absolutely love them, and I’m now a fan of Ms. Fitzpatrick for life. I still have one more book left of hers to read, What I Thought Was True, and I will be diving into that book ASAP, and I absolutely can’t wait.

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2 comments:

  1. I adore Huntley Fitzpatrick's writing - she puts a fresh take on some tired teen issues, and her books are so compelling and enjoyable. Can't wait to read this one!

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  2. Tim is one of my favorite contemporary YA characters out there. His growth between the two novels is outstanding, and he even makes a cameo in WITWT! He's real and flawed and yet, manages to be loveable, and that makes him so real to me.

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