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“The Boy Next Door” Review

09 Mar

“Aaron, in order to die, you have to live a little first.” – Meg Cabot (The Boy Next Door)

“The Boy Next Door” Review

This post may contain spoilers.

The book was a light, quick read, something that can be devoured in a day or two if you’re lucky enough to have a day you can devote entirely to reading. It’s considered romance, a genre I don’t normally pick up, but Meg Cabot is the famed author of the Princess Diaries series, so I thought I would give her books a shot.

Besides Meg Cabot’s name, I picked up “The Boy Next Door” mostly because there’s a Great Dane on the cover. (I’m a sucker for dogs, I can’t help it.)

Anyways, the book is told entirely in e-mail format. It was quite an interesting style choice, but it worked well. Every character has a distinct voice, even through typing, and they were well-woven in each other’s stories and plots. The main plot of the story revolved around the main character, Mel Fuller, finding her elderly neighbor hurt and caring for said neighbor’s giant Great Dane and cats until the neighbor’s nephew was able to move in to care for the animals. Mel and the nephew, Max, hit it off very well.

Except Max the nephew isn’t actually Max the nephew.

Instead, Max had gotten an old friend named John to go and care for Max’s aunt’s animals. John went along with it and hadn’t expected to fall for his friend’s aunt’s neighbor. Gossip and rumors start flying around Mel’s workplace while John e-mails his brother and family for advice on what to do regarding his parading around as someone he’s not.

Then there is the matter as to the aunt’s injury and how she got hurt…

Overall, the book was a fun read. The characters were fantastic, the romance wasn’t too heavy, and the mystery of the aunt’s injury kept me in suspense as the characters’ interactions moved about like a whirlwind.

“The Boy Next Door” gets a 4 out of 5 stars.

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Posted by on March 9, 2016 in Book Reviews

 

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4 responses to ““The Boy Next Door” Review

  1. Rachel

    March 10, 2016 at 6:26 am

    I should read this at some point.

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  2. tahenryauthoress

    March 10, 2016 at 11:38 am

    You should check out her Heather Wells series.

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    • Kris P.

      March 10, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll put it on my list. 🙂

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  3. readiculousreviewer

    March 10, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Sounds like something I’d enjoy! I actually have Cabot’s duology “All American Girl” which is just more romancey fun goodness. And they’re usually quick, too, which is nice.

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