Title: My Life Next Door
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Published: 14th June 2012
Meet Samantha. She has everything ready for her in the long run, her fundings all laid out for her. Her mum running for Senator, dating/working with a younger man and keeps their house clean. When I mean clean, I mean spotless. Perfect.
So it's no wonder why her mother doesn't approve of the Garretts lifestyle. Meet their neighbour, the Garretts. Loud. Messy. Wild. Samantha only wished she could be a part of it. To be a part of something that is the complete opposite of her house. She watches them, outside her room. It is only when Jase Garrett notices her, climbs up to her hid out and takes her to the other side; her life gets turned upside down.
I really enjoyed reading about Samantha, who is a character who wants to look after everyone and do what is best for them. She is great with the Garrett family and just seems to get on with them so well, whilst at her house it is a completely different story. Even when it comes to the tricky situations, she knows her morals well.
Jase. Yeah, so Jase is pretty much perfect. He is one of the eldest in the Garrett family, fixes everything and adores his family. Perfect right?
But we have to cross the spotlight to George, a four year old who bouncing from page to page. A fun kid who is full of fun and laughable questions and statements. He truly reflects those curious young kids who just want to know everything. He is the main part of the humour in this book!
This is Fitzpatricks debut book and I think she did a brilliant job.
I will definitely check out her other releases.
A thoroughly enjoyable read!