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The Boy Next Door (Boy, Bk 1)
The Boy Next Door - Boy, Bk 1
Author: Meg Cabot
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ISBN-13: 9780060096199
ISBN-10: 0060096195
Publication Date: 10/1/2002
Pages: 374
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 278 ratings
Publisher: Avon Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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Pattakins avatar reviewed The Boy Next Door (Boy, Bk 1) on + 365 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
The Boy Next Door is a hilarious and very fast read. I literally read it in less than a day. The sequal (Boy Meets Girl) I did not find quite as good, but that may be because I had read this one first. The format (all told in email) was very different than other books I've read and this is definately one you want to read to take your mind of deep thoughts and intense novels. Meg Cabot's books just all seem to be very good and worth the money and time spent!
reviewed The Boy Next Door (Boy, Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This is a typical example of the new genre called Chic Lit. It is light reading, fast moving, easy to understand, and entertaining, but not juvenile. The book is about a journalist for the NY Journal and her day to day life with her coworkers. She is a very feisty gal who you will be very fond from the beginning. The entire book is written in the format of Emails between Mel and her coworkers, who include, her best friend, the food critic, her boss, the office gossip, a openly gay office employee, and others. She meets Mr. Right under the most unusual cirmcumstances and though they are both are crazy about the other, the relationship is strained from the beginning because the boyfriend has misrepresented himself from the beginning. The plot of the story leads the reader thru the development of their relationship, and the predicament of how they deal with the discovery of the initial deception. I highly recommend this book for a fun, refreshingly light hearted book with a good ending.
vanessav avatar reviewed The Boy Next Door (Boy, Bk 1) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Another great story by the author of the Princess Diaries. This is one of her "grown up" books but it's clean so anyone can read it.
reviewed The Boy Next Door (Boy, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Love this book and the others in the boy series!!! The email style of writing is so great! You can read in short bursts if needed, but you won't want to. I found myself thinking I had only read a couple of pages but had actually read 20-30. Great writing style with a story that grabs you and won't let go.
pattiea avatar reviewed The Boy Next Door (Boy, Bk 1) on + 50 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A young NYC newspaper writer falls for her next-door neighbor's nephew, but he may not be who he appears to be. Told entirely by emails, letters and a newspaper story.
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lmannor avatar reviewed The Boy Next Door (Boy, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
An easy read - finished it in a day or so - the only part I didn't like is that the entire book is emails written between the characters. Nice summer read though.
melbone avatar reviewed The Boy Next Door (Boy, Bk 1) on
Fast, fun read. A little like reading someone's emails that have been left on the printer. I very much enjoyed the email style. I just put the next book in this series on my wish list - I hear it's more email, but also text messages, IMs, etc. I'm also going to look into other Meg Cabot books.
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This book is a quick read! very cute!