Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Review - The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Title: The Boy Most Likely To
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Pages: 434
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Release date: 11th March 2016

Blurb from Goodreads: 
Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To:
- find the liquor cabinet blindfolded
- need a liver transplant
- 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.

Then the unexpected consequences of Tim’s wild days come back to shock him. He finds himself in a situation that isn’t all it appears to be, that he never could have predicted . . . but maybe should have.

And Alice is caught in the middle.

Told in Tim’s and Alice’s distinctive, disarming, entirely compelling voices, this return to the world of My Life Next Door is a story about failing first, trying again, and having to decide whether to risk it all once more.

 My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Egmont Publishing and NetGalley*

Tim Mason's life is a bit of a mess - he's a recovering alcoholic, ex-druggie and his dad has just given him an ultimatum.
Alice Garrett never thought she would date a friend of her younger brother, but she's drawn to Tim, despite being scared of letting him in.
Then Tim receives some shocking news, something that might push Tim and Alice apart.
Can Tim stay sober and clean?
Can Tim and Alice last?

As a fan of My Life Next Door, I was intrigued to read the companion novel, The Boy Most Likely To, especially seeing as both Tim and Alice were characters I liked.
I was glad to see that Tim was trying to turn his life around and I was rooting for him.
We got to see a different side to Alice which I enjoyed.
I liked how relatable and real both Tim and Alice felt.
It was nice to read the scenes with Sam and Jase who were characters I loved in My Life Next Door.
The plot was interesting and I enjoyed the writing style but I guessed what was going to happen and I wasn't gripped.

Overall this was an enjoyable read that I would recommend.