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Title: Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys
Author: Kate Brian
Year of Publication: 2005
Genre: YA
Pages: 266
First Line: "'Megan, we need to talk.'"
Summary: Megan is used to moving from place to place -- it's typical for an army brat. But she drew the line at South Korea. She insisted on staying in the States to finish her last two years of high school. So her parents made arrangements for Megan to live with their friends, the McGowans...and the McGowans' 7 sons.

Turns out, living with 7 boys might as well be a foreign country! The boys are messy. They are cliquey (who knew?). And worst of all, two of the oldest boys are H-O-T. (A problem considering they are supposed to be Megan's "brothers.") Megan is definitely in enemy territory. She needs to win over the boys' hearts without totally crushing her own.

And when Megan starts falling for one of them, sibling rivalry takes ona whole new meaning. . .

Source: Back of book

Review: I found this book was set up and described very much like a movie. The ending scene, for example, is right out of the silver screen. Not a fantastic book, but not horrendous. Somewhat predictable. Likable characters, aside from Megan who was kind of annoying at some points. I felt the book would have been better had it been told in the first person, but it wasn't the end of the world. I'm always looking for mixed family "forbidden" relationships (ie Derek/Casey Life with Derek), but there never seems to be much out there (any recommendations?). So this one wasn't the best book I've ever read but not necessarily a waste of time.

Worst part: Hmm...things with Miller occurred too quickly, I think. I wish the entire book had been across more time, too. Instead, it's only a week or two, which I felt was kind of unrealistic, considering the events.

Best part: Miller. He was awesome. Aside from the whole Yankees thing, of course.

Grade: C+

Other Books by This Author: Private, the Virginity Club and The Princess and the Pauper.

26 / 50 books. 52% done!
Tags: category: young adult, review, xxx author last name: a-h

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