Summary: “One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”
The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.
As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase’s family embraces Samantha – even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha’s world. She’s suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?
A transporting debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another.
Review: This was a great teenage love story that dealt with so much more than normal teen angst. Right from the start, you do not like Samantha’s mother, but know you are going to fall in love with the Garretts and all of their craziness. Many different relationships are created and torn apart through this novel, some of which will surprise you. I loved this story and ran out to purchase Fitzpatrick’s second book “What I Thought Was True”. Stay tuned for that review!
Pages: 394 pages
Genres: Fiction, Suspense
Source: Purchased from Amazon.com
–Summary and image from goodreads.com