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My Life With The Walter Boys (My Life with the Walter Boys #1)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  5,298 ratings  ·  540 reviews
My Life with the Walter Boys centers on the prim, proper, and always perfect Jackie Howard. When her world is turned upside down by tragedy, Jackie must learn to cut loose and be part of a family again.

Jackie does not like surprises. Chaos is the enemy! The best way to get her successful, busy parents to notice her is to be perfect. The perfect look, the perfect grades-the
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published March 1st 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire
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♥ Sarah
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4.5/5 stars

This book was exactly what I needed. A girl who ends up moving in a house of 12 boys? (11 boys and a tomboy to be exact). Does this remind anyone of Cheaper by the Dozen or Yours, Mine, and Ours? I at least was reminded of those two movies whenever the boys would pull pranks on each other and also Jackie.. which is most of the time. I really loved everything about this book, from how light hearted it was to managing to have some very emotional and tear inducing scenes that transitione
Hi, my name is Jackie.

I'm 16 and proudly do not own any pair of jeans because I "dress to impress". Despite being from Upper East Side NY, and the daughter of a fashion designer, the only clothes I own are tailored work clothes and the term casual-chic is lost on me because my author has never watched Gossip Girl.

My social insensitivity may be mistaken for autism, but really it's just such a culture shock for me, this move from upper-class NYC life to rural Colorado. Actually it's really because
Zooey Riveria
One of my favorite wattpad books of all time. Really enjoyable, with a pleasant writing style, a really cool author herself, and cute twists here and then. It's one of my favorite Megan Meade fanfictions, but with a totally different plot and style.

Well done, Fallzswimmer! I look forward to the second book and re-reading this one again!

Leigh Collazo

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IF THIS BOOK WERE FOOD, IT WOULD BE: Lays potato chips--the regular flavor--total junkfood, but you can't read just one page.

WHAT I LIKED: On one hand, Walter Boys is a quick, fun read that I completed in about a day. I enjoyed it the same way I enjoy potato chips or cookies--it's junkfood not meant for a steady diet. Somehow, despite its many flaws, I still enjoyed reading it, and I think many teens will like it, too.

I liked the family. Even though Katherine and
After the horrific car accident that killed Jackie’s family and leaving her orphaned, Jackie doesn't have much of a choice but to leave all the comforts of her New York home and move to Colorado with Katherine Walter, her mothers oldest friend and Jackie’s new Guardian. But leaving home to move to a horse ranch is one thing; living with 12 other Walter kids is an entirely new story. One, Jackie isn't sure she’s cut out to handle.

Ha, this was fun! I really enjoyed the concept for My Life with the

2.5 Stars! I felt a little cheated!

First half of the book, very good. Second half, I'm not sure what the author's original intent was, it felt like she lost the direction her story was taking, and midpoint she decided to make this a series. I was hoping for a more conclusive ending, but I was left hanging, and I didn't like it at all!

Apparently the author was 15 years old when she wrote this, now she's in her early twenties, so knowing that I'll grant her some liberties, you have to start somew
A Canadian Girl
When I saw the synopsis for Ali Novak’s My Life With The Walter Boys, I expected a light, breezy read. Thankfully, I got that because My Life With The Walter Boys was just so full of drama – so much so, that I laughed at times because I couldn’t believe anybody saying or doing anything similar in real life.

There isn’t much of a plot in My Life With The Walter Boys. Instead, the book relies on the reader getting emotionally invested with its characters. For me, that didn’t happen to the degree th
If she hadn't gone for the cliché trope of dating the nice guy so you can avoid the bad boy, this book might have been bearable. But then again, it was full of stereotypes and crappy writing. I should have known what I was getting myself into. One of the worst books I've read this year.
3.5 stars

Jackie lost her whole family in a car accident and now must move from New York to Colorado and live with the Walter family. She's going from living in the big city to a small town, from private school to public, and from having one sibling to twelve. She thought she was going to be the one who hated being there but it seems that the 12 other children hate it even more.

I picked up My life with the Walter Boys so I could have a sweet light December
Need sequel. NOW.

So I read this book on one of those fantastic nights when the people on my floor wouldn't shut up and sleep just wasn't going to be a thing that happened. I went into tis thinking "ya I'll read a few chapters and then doze off." FALSE. In typical me fashion I ended up staying up till 3 AM finishing this baby. I'm now in desperate need of caffeine, but oh man was it worth it.

This book is about Jackie Howard whose entire family recently died in an accident and now she is being s
Saniya(Will Herondale is mine)
Now seriously. This is one of the best books on Wattpad. You are not a true Wattpad-ian, (yes, I just created that word) if you haven't read this glory.

So happy this book also got nominated for the Best Young Adult Fiction. <3
Kathe L

I started this book with a yay feeling. Like, this is seriously what I need. It started light, funny, and I was really enjoying it. Jackie wasn't the most adorable person, but she was ok. And the Walter boys were amazing. Each one of them. Imagine, you live with 11 brothers and then a girl you never knew, from New York, comes to live at your house. So, obviously they don't know how to act around her. And Jackie is a control freak, that wears skirts and blouses (nothing wrong with it, but she wen
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
Lovable and entertaining, My Life with the Walter Boys was so much fun to read.

My Life with the Walter Boys is a story about a sixteen-year-old girl called Jackie, who has no choice but to live with the Walters: a family she doesn’t know, but who have become her new guardians, after her own family were killed in a car accident. The problem is, Jackie has to up root her whole life, move to Colorado, start a new school, oh and, the Walter family is made up of twelve boys – well, really it’s eleven
(Read): Over a year ago.
(Updated): 5 December, 2014.

I honestly don't know why this story is published, or why the HELL is people liking it. I absolutely HATED every single small detail in the story (although it lacked details, lol)

Here's why:

The major reason is because it's like Jackie had no feelings. Which shows how poor this story is written. I didn't feel anything but bored and angry while I was reading the book. I hated Jackie's personality, and Cole's too. But, what bothered me the most
I love this book. I love how she goes through the change of being completely perfect to being able to not be perfect all the time.I also love how it is all boys (besides Parker but you know she acts like one) any way she has to deal with all of the guys by her self and navigate her way through public school. I think those struggles help with her and the boys getting along.
What I found was cool was the fact that she did different thongs to get along with all of the boys i.e Drama with Danny and R
Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
".. after what happened three months ago, after my life was completely thrown off course, a messy love life was the last thing I needed."

One thing that has been going on my mind when I finished reading MLWTWB: I WANT MORE!!

I remember seeing this on Wattpad, but I never really got the chance to read it. Then I found out that it was being published and I was stoked. I just knew that I have to get my hands on it.

To be honest, Jackie annoyed me a little at first. Hmm.. maybe not really annoyed, but
Ornella (Nyx)
2.5 Stars

I've been hearing about My Life With The Walter Boys for some time now, so I was waiting for it to be published and then for the chick lit mood to strike to finally read it. I wasn't disappointed per se but I guess I was expecting more?

I was looking for something fluffy and silly to entertain me for a few hours and it did achieve this, but at the same time I felt dissatisfied with the romance. In my opinion it wasn't even truly a romance and I guess that was my problem. The book centers
First of if you read this book, read the sequel because you will not be disappointed.

This book goes through all the aspects of teenage life, and is really enjoyable and written to perfection. After reading this book I was hooked and instantly began trying to find more like it, unfortunately I didnt come across any but that what made this book all the more unique.
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3.5 stars

At first, I was skeptical at the idea of one girl living in a household with twelve Walter boys (technically eleven, but the other girl was a tomboy and considered a guy). But since I was looking on Wattpad and stumbled across this one before I was asked to join the tour, I jumped at the chance at reviewing a book that I was already slightly familiar with. My Life With the Walter Boys is comical, endearing, and romantic, wi
3/3,5 stars

This book was really cute, I enjoyed reading it and I enjoyed almost every character. However, the whole time I was reading it, I was imagining another book I have read a long, long time ago: Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys . I can't help but compare the two because of the almost identical plot. Turns out, it really IS almost identical: (view spoiler) Overall, it was a nice relaxing read
Princess Bookie
My Thoughts: Wow, I really loved this one! I enjoyed it so much!!! Loved it too pieces! Get the point?

We are introduced to Jackie who just lost her family. She moves in with a family friend and things are crazy!!! She ends up moving in with 12 boys, well technically 11 but the girl is a major tomboy! Jackie does well in school, and is a perfectionist. She likes being on a schedule and doing things the right way. Its definitely hard to be thrown into a family where chaos is an everyday thing.

I lo
Sofi Perez
This book was amazing! It's one of those books that fills you with so much emotion and happiness you think you'll burst. Throughout this whole novel, I found myself smiling and having to fight "the feels" almost every single second. It was a really fast read, that with its frustrating ending, kept me wanting more, much much more. I really liked the plot of this story. It was very interesting seeing this rich girl go through such a tragic event that eventually leads her to having to fit in into a ...more
Jazmen This Girl Reads A lot
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This book was absolutely adorable. I don't have anything bad to say about it.

Jackie is used to the city life, having grown up in New York, pretty well off, being thrust into a household with twelve other boys in the middle of Colorado was not what she expected. It was not in her plans but after a tragic accident forces her to move she learns a lot about herself and a lot about the boys.

Novak made this story so easy to read, that at tim
When I first saw this book, I was drawn in by the cover and the title, My Life With The Walter Boys.....The Walter Boys......oh yeah, I thought, this is something I want to check out. I have to say that I was absolutely delighted when I began to read it. Though the reason behind what brings Jackie from the "Heart of New York" to what seems to be the "Middle of Nowhere" Colorado is tragic, the story itself it a gem....or more accurately put, at least in my opinion, are the subjects of the story w ...more
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My Life with the Walter Boys and I had a turbulent time to say the least. I don’t know if it was my mood, my frame of mind or just the fact that it drove me up the bloody wall but this review will show you why we didn’t work together. It’s not going to be pretty or carefully constructed. This review will be short and to the point because that’s what you guys need to see to decide whe
Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
Jackie was living the perfect life in New York City. She had a wealthy and successful father, a loving mother, and a sister that she looked up to. Her life changed forever when her family got into a car accident and she's the only survivor. Jackie is sent to live with her mother's best friend from boarding school, Katherine Walter. Jackie has to get used to living on a ranch in Colorado; plus, the kicker is the fact that Katherine has eleven sons and one daughter (who's pretty much a boy!) How c ...more
Lesley Guzman
Honestly this being her debut book, it is really good. Yeah, it needs to be thought out a lot more, and I dearly hope she decides to publish the second book. But, I read this two years ago on Wattpad and immediately fell in love with the story. Now, finally having it on hard copy it is different than the first version on Wattpad. But, overall, it is a very quick read, easy, and fun (if you love drama).
P.A. Warren
This was a cute read, I really enjoyed it but I think my main issue was I kept comparing it to another book that was similar and I couldn't get the other book out of my head.

I loved the thought of a girl being thrust into a world of boys.I don't know if any girl could stay sane after that. I was a bit disappointed in the ending because I thought she should have stayed and fought for what she wanted rather then run away. There was great parts of the story and not so great parts.Cole, I'm not sure
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Ali Novak is twenty-two-year-old debut author and a recent graduate from University of Madison Wisconsin's creative writing program. She wrote her first full length novel My Life with the Walter Boys at the age of fifteen. Since posting the story online, it has received more than 35 million reads and will be published by Sourcebooks Fire in March 2014.

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