Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Boys Next Door-Reread

The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols
Simon Pulse, 2007
281 pages
YA; Contemporary; Romance

Summary: Lori has always been one of the boys but this summer, she's determined to win Sean, the hottie next door. In order to do so she hatches a complicated plot involving pretending to flirt with his brother Adam. But what will happen if Sean remains immune and Adam seems to have more of a hold on her heart?

Initial Thoughts: This book is pure sa-woon! (see Sarah Dessen's The Truth About Forever).

Reread Thoughts: Lori is an idiot! The luckiest idiot around though as she gets the chance to flirt with two of the hottest guys I've ever had the pleasure to read about. Her plan is sooooo stupid. And the relationship between brothers Sean and Adam is complicated; I quite frankly didn't really understand it but I imagine that is because I only have a sister and most of my friends have sisters or are only children so brothers have never been a part of my life.

Female Friendship (Minor Spoiler): Lori lacks in this, being as her good friends are the boys next door but her first attempt fails as the girl is using her in order to get closer to Lori's brother Bill. Luckily it seems like she will build some female friendships for the next book.

Overall: 5/5 My favorite Simon Romantic Comedy

Review of sequel Endless Summer tomorrow!


  1. Great review! I love your initial and reread thoughts: sa-woon vs Lori is an idiot! Hehe, that was funny.
    This seems to be a lovely summer read.

  2. Love the Sarah Dessen reference ;)

    Nice review! This book sounds like so much fun to read,

  3. Great review! I really want to read this one sometime soon because it looks like such a cute and summery read.


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