Book Reviews of Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys

Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys
Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys
Author: Kate Brian
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ISBN-13: 9781416900313
ISBN-10: 1416900314
Publication Date: 9/5/2006
Pages: 288
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
One of my all time favorite books. It's one that I've loaned to friends because it's so good. I love the way Kate Brian wrote this story and I wish she would write more books like this rather than her other books.
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Helpful Score: 2
My Thoughts: I got this book a few months ago and put off reading it until now! What a mistake! This is one of my new favorite books! It is so cute and adorable. The writing style is really easy to follow and the words just flow on the pages. Even with 7 boys as main characters you get to know them and get to like each one for their own unique personalities. I instantly liked it within the first 10 pages and read it all one sitting! Great book! Go get it now!!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
I was in the mood for a light rom/com style book and this one fit the bill nicely. The plotline initially caught my attention because it reminded me of those 70's movies about large catholic families (Your, Mine and Ours, With Six you get Eggroll, etc)

In this case only child, Megan Meade is an army brat who's lived around the globe with her military parents but Korea is just "One Bridge Too Far." She rebels and her parents agree to let her stay in the state's if she'll stay with friends of her folks who have seven sons.

For a girl who has previously been too shy to kindle a relationship with the boys she crushes, on, learning to live in a household with that much testosterone, and that much male pulchritude is a challenge.

The novel is fast paced, with just the right amount of teen snarkiness. The brothers are all pretty well distinguished, Megan is likeable and her ordeal is one that booth guys and girls will find interesting.

I would recomend this as a good, light, fun read.

For those of you that HAVE already read this book, I challenge you to take the quiz about it at http://www.goodreads.com/quizzes/results/11645
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Helpful Score: 1
Reviewed by Jocelyn Pearce for TeensReadToo.com

Megan has always moved around a lot, but this time her living situation has changed even more drastically than usual. When she refused to pack up and move to South Korea with her parents, both in the army, they proposed another option: spending her last two years of high school living in Boston with the McGowans. John McGowan is an old friend of her father's. What makes this so different? The fact that the McGowans have seven sons. Megan is an only child, and can't imagine living with seven boys!

Life with Evan, Sean, Finn, Caleb, Ian, Miller, and Doug McGowan is as foreign to Megan as South Korea would have been. Her best friend from Texas, Tracy, even calls it an immersion experience; Megan will go in clueless and come out speaking the language of boys!

Even if the McGowan boys and Megan are supposed to be siblings, they don't exactly relate that way. After all, they haven't seen each other since they were little kids. Now Megan is in hostile territory; she's not exactly welcomed by each of the nine members of the McGowan family (though Regina, John's wife, is more than thrilled to have another female in the house, taking tomboyish Megan on shopping sprees and to the spa). And then there's the fact that Finn and Evan are, well, hot. And John and Regina even had a family meeting to tell the kids that they're all siblings now...but siblings don't want to kiss each other.

On top of dealing with the drama of living with the McGowan boys, Megan also has to handle starting over at a new school. She gets off to a good start when she makes the soccer team and even a few new possible friends. That quickly goes sour, though, when she is targeted by Hailey, Evan's girlfriend, who's jealous of Megan's talent on the soccer field--and her living arrangements. Can Megan handle Boston and the McGowan boys, or will South Korea turn out the be the easier option?

MEGAN MEADE'S GUIDE TO THE MCGOWAN BOYS is a fantastically fun book! It's full of great characters; even the minor characters seem three-dimensional. Kate Brian is a talented writer, and this novel is an awesome page-turner. I devoured this book; I read at every spare moment and took less than twenty-four hours to finish it--on a weekday! Megan's transition from shy to outspoken didn't feel one hundred percent real to me, but that was only a tiny issue; the book was still great. This is one book that definitely feels like there could be a sequel in the works (which is exciting), but that didn't stop it from being a complete (and completely awesome) story on its own.
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Reviewed by Jocelyn Pearce for TeensReadToo.com

Megan has always moved around a lot, but this time her living situation has changed even more drastically than usual. When she refused to pack up and move to South Korea with her parents, both in the army, they proposed another option: spending her last two years of high school living in Boston with the McGowans. John McGowan is an old friend of her father's. What makes this so different? The fact that the McGowans have seven sons. Megan is an only child, and can't imagine living with seven boys!

Life with Evan, Sean, Finn, Caleb, Ian, Miller, and Doug McGowan is as foreign to Megan as South Korea would have been. Her best friend from Texas, Tracy, even calls it an immersion experience; Megan will go in clueless and come out speaking the language of boys!

Even if the McGowan boys and Megan are supposed to be siblings, they don't exactly relate that way. After all, they haven't seen each other since they were little kids. Now Megan is in hostile territory; she's not exactly welcomed by each of the nine members of the McGowan family (though Regina, John's wife, is more than thrilled to have another female in the house, taking tomboyish Megan on shopping sprees and to the spa). And then there's the fact that Finn and Evan are, well, hot. And John and Regina even had a family meeting to tell the kids that they're all siblings now...but siblings don't want to kiss each other.

On top of dealing with the drama of living with the McGowan boys, Megan also has to handle starting over at a new school. She gets off to a good start when she makes the soccer team and even a few new possible friends. That quickly goes sour, though, when she is targeted by Hailey, Evan's girlfriend, who's jealous of Megan's talent on the soccer field--and her living arrangements. Can Megan handle Boston and the McGowan boys, or will South Korea turn out the be the easier option?

MEGAN MEADE'S GUIDE TO THE MCGOWAN BOYS is a fantastically fun book! It's full of great characters; even the minor characters seem three-dimensional. Kate Brian is a talented writer, and this novel is an awesome page-turner. I devoured this book; I read at every spare moment and took less than twenty-four hours to finish it--on a weekday! Megan's transition from shy to outspoken didn't feel one hundred percent real to me, but that was only a tiny issue; the book was still great. This is one book that definitely feels like there could be a sequel in the works (which is exciting), but that didn't stop it from being a complete (and completely awesome) story on its own.
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this boook was very interesting with alot of drama.
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When Megan's army parents go to Korea for her junior year, Megan decides to stay with the family friend. The McGowans have SEVEN sons, ranging from the extremely hot and popular senior Evan to the littlest troublemaker and everything in between. The boys have never had a girl live with them before, and it sure disrupts their lives. Pranks, teasing, and freeze-outs occur, but Megan also discovers that boys can be nice and sensitive too--when they feel like it.

On the soccer team, Megan clashes with Hailey, Evan's girlfriend and best player on the team. In addition, slacker Doug seems to have it out for her, Megan wants to figure out how to get through to Miller, who has Asperger's Syndrome, and Finn, the artistic junior, is beginning to puzzle her.

Through all the teenage drama and sometimes unbelievable moments, Megan remains a heroine anyone can cheer for.
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Totally ADORED this book. Cute, and quirky.