Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick | Book Review

The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick 

Reading Group: Upperclassmen High Schoolers+

Personal Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Given Summary: Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To find the liquor cabinet blindfolded, need a liver transplant, and drive his car into a house

Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To . . . well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, for starters.

For Tim, it wouldn’t be smart to fall for Alice. For Alice, nothing could be scarier than falling for Tim. But Tim has never been known for making the smart choice, and Alice is starting to wonder if the “smart” choice is always the right one. When these two crash into each other, they crash hard.

Told in Tim’s and Alice’s distinctive, disarming, entirely compelling voices, this novel is for readers of The Spectacular NowNick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Paper Towns.

Cover: The cover of this novel depicts what we can infer to be Tim and Alice walking outside.  This cover just seems very hopeful to me.  It's very bright and happy, and it appears like they have the whole world in front of them.

My Review: This novel is actually a companion novel to My Life Next Door which I have already read and reviewed (The post is on the right sidebar under "Featured Post" for anyone who hasn't already read it).  Anyone this story is about Alice and Tim and boy oh boy I expected nothing less than this crazy adventure.  Tim was always known as the screwup, the drunken teenager who got kicked out of numerous schools and probably wouldn't amount to much.  However, now he no longer wants to become the low life everyone expects him to.  And he wants to date Alice Garrett.  Alice Garrett has a lot on her plate.  She has currently taken over the mom role of the family as hers tends to her hospitalized dad, she's trying to go to school to become a nurse, and Tim Mason stole the apartment over the garage that was supposed to be hers.  She does not want to fall in love with Tim Mason, she does not want to even like Tim Mason, but when does life ever take our opinions into consideration?  But what happens when the boy you start to fall for finds out he's a teen parent?  And what happens when he wants to take over full custody of his son?  Alice has a lot of responsibility when it comes to her siblings, but she doesn't want to be an actual mother right now.  But who would have guessed that finding out your boyfriend isn't the father could be so heartbreaking.  Tim decided he was going to be a great dad.  He was growing up and making good choices.  But then it's ripped away from him and although it's for the best, it doesn't feel that way.  Yet, life does have a way of working out for us and Tim doesn't have to say goodbye to the boy he loves like a son because his friend from AA and partner adopt him.  This story was great!  I think I like MLND a tiny bit better, but this was a close second and I would definitely recommend it.  It can be read as a standalone novel, but I advise reading MLND first in order to fully understand what's going on with Mr. Garrett.  
What did you guys think of this novel?  Did you like this one or My Life Next Door better?

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