01 March 2014


{Review} My Life with the Walter Boys - Ali Novak

My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: March 1 / 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Sixteen-year-old Jackie Howard is devastated when her parents are killed in a car accident. She has no one to turn to except for her mom's best friend Katherine Walter. Jackie quickly discovers that Katherine is no stranger to being a mom-she's got twelve boys! And every single one is a handful...
Adjusting to life with the Walter boys is not going to be easy, especially when two of them start to show an interest that definitely goes beyond brotherly.

*A copy was provided by the publisher for review*
Thank you to Raincoast Books and Sourcebooks Fire!

My Life with the Walter Boys is now one of the two best books of 2014 I've read so far (the other being Cress by Marissa Meyer if you're wondering). I don't know if it was because I was in need of a light and cute contemporary, but the book just pulled me in from the first page.

Jackie Howard, the main character, had a natural voice that just pulled me into the story. I quickly got used to her situation. Her whole family died in an accident and now she's moving to Colorado to live with her mom's best friend. Yeah, one fun fact: she has twelve boys.

At first, I was overwhelmed by the twelve boys. I didn't know how I could possibly keep them all straight and recognize who is who. Amazingly, I actually knew every single one of them really well by the middle of the story. They were all distinctly different and all had different traits. As one of Jackie's best friend said, "With all of the different Walter Boys, they got all different types of desirable boys there." (I didn't quote that exactly, but that's the idea).

The two love interests were Cole and Alex. Cole is the typical golden boy while Alex is the typical cute nerdy boy. (I loved Alex more and I'm not sorry). Things were hectic as the tension between the three rose but that made everything a whole lot more interesting. Other boys worth mentioning are Nathan (a great brotherly figure) and Danny (Cole's twin brother who loves drama). I just can't express my love for all of the boys! I even love the annoying twins, Zack and Benny!

My Life with the Walter Boys is a fun and light contemporary. It's one of the best contemporaries I've read in a while. I just gotta say, you need to prepare yourself for the unpredictable life with the amazing Walter boys.


1 comment:

  1. Awesome review! I've only seen one other and it was negative but I like to compare. I think I might like this one, especially with all the characters. It's a sign of great writing when you know the names of all of them ;)


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