A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another
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?
A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.
"A summer romance with depth." —The Boston Sunday Globe
"Fitzpatrick's excellent first novel movingly captures the intensity of first love." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"An almost perfect summer romance." —Kirkus Reviews
"On par with authors such as Sarah Dessen and Deb Caletti." —SLJ
Huntley Fitzpatrick has always wanted to be a writer, ever since growing up in a small coastal Connecticut town much like the Stony Bay of her novel My Life Next Door. After college she worked in many fields, including academic publishing and as an editor at Harlequin. Huntley is currently a full-time writer, and mom to six children. She lives in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
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Ich habe dieses Buch für meine Tochter gekauft.
Sie hat das Buch schon mehrfach auf Deutsch gelesen und sich nun unter anderem dieses Buch im englischen Original gewünscht, um ihr Englisch auf "angenehme" weise zu verbessern.
I was really looking foward to this book the reading extract promised all the best and I liked the book, I liked Sam I loved Jase...but still there was something I can´t really put my finger on, which I thought was rather unhelpful for the book. I think it...I was really looking foward to this book the reading extract promised all the best and I liked the book, I liked Sam I loved Jase...but still there was something I can´t really put my finger on, which I thought was rather unhelpful for the book. I think it was Sam best friend, which was a nice enough girl but I liked her brother better, who was Sam childhood friend before he got a drug addict. I think Mrs. Fitzpatrick didn´t really finish that story in the book and at the end I was like what´s with her friends ??? Nevertheless it was a good book and I really liked it and I´m quite sure that I´m going to read her next book. For her debut novel it is really promising. Keep going Huntley ;)