(Review) The Boy Most Likely To
The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Publication Date: August 18, 2015
Pages: 425 (hardcover)
Genre: Young Adult
My Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars
Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To find the liquor cabinet blindfolded, need a liver transplant, and 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.
First off, I don't know why it's taken me almost two years to read this book. For me, Huntley Fitzpatrick is an auto-read, so I'm not sure what happened. I loved My Life Next Door and was thrilled to be going back into that little world.
I'll admit that I don't quite remember Tim from MLND, so I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked him as a character. Tim knows that he's messed up before, but he's determined to make it right. Alice is strong-willed and smart. Together...well, I liked them a lot together.
Mostly I loved how supportive Alice is of Tim, no matter what. When his life kind of turns upside down she's there for him in a way that no one else is. In return, Tim does his best to treat her like a queen. And I think they both do a great job.
I loved the twists and turns of this book, though the beginning was a little predictable. My heart broke for these characters as they learned to navigate this new territory. I do wish things had turned out differently in the end, but I know it's for the best.
This is definitely going to tug at your heartstrings.