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Cute, available, and one cabin over....

Lori lives for summertime on the lake. She spends all season wakeboarding, swimming, and hanging with her friends—including the two hotties in the house next door. With the Vader brothers, Lori's always been one of the guys.

But while Lori and the "baby" brother, Adam, are inseparable friends, she can't deny a secret crush on Sean, th
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Paperback, 279 pages
Published June 26th 2007 by Simon Pulse
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Melannie :)

Slowly but surely, I've come to love Jennifer Echols books.
It's just that she has this writing style, so carefree and fearless and teenagery.
I only know another author that writes teenagers this real, and that's Queen Meg Cabot,
so it makes me happy there's someone out there who portrays teenagers as real as they come.

This book didn't let me down.

I've wanted this book ever since I read the summary a looong time ago on Amazon.
It sounded fun, and summery and had the extra awesome factor that I lo
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Laura
3.5 Stars

The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols has TWO of my favorite plot devices. Two!

1. Love for the boy next door, which is one of my biggest weaknesses! The heartbreaking, sweet idea of seeing someone everyday that you have the biggest crush on just makes my heart ache with love and anticipation! Plus if you haven’t guessed already—once upon a time, the boy next door stole my heart. :D

2. The pretending you are a couple scheme! The shenanigans and aching hearts that go along with this ruse
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Gliré
Leído para el 2015 Reading Challenge #34: Libro con triangulo amoroso.

¿Un romance tierno en donde el peor de los problemas es que el chico que te gusta no se fija en ti?

Si hubiese leído esto cuando tenía 15 años, probablemente me hubiese encantado. El problema es que ya no tengo 15 años y mi tolerancia a la estupidez es mucho menor. Y este libro tiene muchas estupideces, cortesía de Lori aka la protagonista.

Estupidez #1: Me trata mal porque me ama.

Desde el principio es evidente que Sean es un
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Emily
I don't know if it's just me, but periodically throughout the book, I had trouble understanding many of the sentences and was confused about why they were there/ what purpose they served within the context surrounding them...

Also, I felt like the ADHD/ADD was sort of just thrown in there just to make a point/ just to be there.

And why exactly was Lori sooo self-bashing and dumb? Why would she think she wanted to be with Sean who is a jerk?

When I decided to read this book for whatever reason, I d
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Laura
I won this book in a giveaway ages ago. It is actually a set of two books: The Boys Next Door and Endless Summer. Just so's you know, I would not actually purchase a book with the title, "The Boys Next Door." I don't generally go for books in which the central conflict is whether a fella is interested or not! A book should be able to survive without love interests.

However, I was looking for something light to read in my garden on a sunny day...

The book was okay, but it really was just about a
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Tough Critic Book Reviews
ROMANCE OR WHAT??

This may be my favorite Jennifer Echol's book! If you think this is going to be just another typical summer romance, think again. I was swept away into Lori's world from the beginning.

Lori lives next door to the Vader brothers. She's always wanted nothing more than to be just one of the guys; she dresses the part, acts the part. But this summer being just one of the guys is the last thing on Lori's mind. She is head over hills in love with "the boy next door"; one of them at le
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Adele
I bought this book based upon an older review of Steph's and that one of my podcast listeners had recommended Echols as someone to check out. I'll admit right here that I am a bit of a softie when it comes to romantic comedy storylines that don't insult the intelligence. This is one of those and now I have to figure out where to get more. Echols is the YA equivalent of crack (except without all the obvious pitfalls).

I loved the protagonist's voice, Lori is the inner dialogue that runs through ev
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Genesis Zagal
Jan 05, 2013 Genesis Zagal rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: NO ONE
Recommended to Genesis by: goodreads
Okay so when Lori wanted Sean that was understandable in the beginning, although it got pretty stupid when Sean was smacking lips with Adams girlfriend by this time I knew Sean never liked Lori. As I read the story more I thought "Well maybe it'll get better" I was wrong at least in my perspective....anyways there was some good things I read such as the fact I thought it was cute how she wanted show her crush she was not just like the other guys and that she wanted to be treated and seen as a gi ...more
Steph Su
The more I read Jennifer Echols, the more I’m convinced she can do no wrong in terms of fun and fast romantic comedy reads. All of the characters in this book are realistic yet quirky, endearing and fun. Adam, in particular, is my favorite, because he is not simply the perfect crush, the perfect boyfriend. Instead, he is wonderfully three-dimensional, ADD and a little spastic and a daredevil to the point of physical harm. In short, he is a giant, sweet nerd inside a hot body. Who can resist that ...more
Zemira Warner
I enjoyed this book but I can't say that this is my favorite Jennifer Echols book ever. That would be Forget You. Even though I love Going Too Far Forget You was much more fun.
The Boy Next Door was a book you should definitely pick up in the summer.
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wtf they're fighting over a lifesaver and she's just like sitting there...
shes all "ooh look at me preening for the cover ooh"

update-
on second thought the guys look like they are flirting with each other
Peaches Tiu
shallow plot. bad writing.
Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
Lori is a tomboy who spends her summers on the lake with her brother and their friends. The problem is they are all boys and Lori wants them to notice her this summer, because of her long-time crush on Sean Vader. Adam, the younger Vader brother, is her best friend and getting Sean's attention isn't going to be as drama free as she thought. Lori has a hard time navigating between the role of Adam's best friend and Sean's wanna-be girlfriend. The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols is a fun read th ...more
Lolita
This book is a great example of how a book with simple writing can still be extraordinary.

You don't always need complicated storylines, strange character names, fantasy elements and insta-love, to write a great book.

Don't get me wrong, this definitely was not a masterpiece in any way, but every single character seemed real and had it's own voice and story.

Both Lori and Adam felt like real teenagers, acted like them, talked like them and most importantly thought like them.

There were several s
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Sky Hammond
This trimester I chose to read the book The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols. The story is about a girl named Lori McGillicuddy who spends her summer living at her house on the lake. She spends a lot of time wakeboarding and is very skilled at it. She works at the Vander Marina all summer, where she works with her two next door neighboors Sean and Adam Vander. Cameron and her brother, who they call McGillicuddy, also work at the Marina. They all seem to get along very well and Lori fits in just ...more
Belinda
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Chey Samuels
I decided to read this novel because Tasha had once recommended it to me as she said she enjoyed reading it.

This novel fits under the category "Your own choice" on the bingo board. At first I didn't think the book would be interesting or my type of book to read based by the name of it "The Boys next door". However, I'm glad I decided to read it in the end because it seemed to hook me in very quickly and I enjoyed it.

One of my favourite quotes I came across in this book was "Sometimes I want to
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Sara ♥
I finished this book in the WEE hours of the morning. (Like 4 am...) It was REALLY cute! I was a little worried in the beginning when she's having trouble knowing which brother is which without looking for Adam's necklace... I mean, she's known these guys since she was like 4 years old... How could she not know which was which? I have two guys friends who are identical twins and after knowing them for about 6 months, I could tell who was who from the backs of their heads, you know? (Okay... mayb ...more
Teenage
Mar 05, 2015 Teenage rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Teenage Girl
Shelves: 2015, series
Everyone lives for summer. Beaches, sun, tanning, long nights, and of course no school. Summer is a time to be free, feel good about yourself, and find a cute boy to hang off of. Summer is a truly magical time of year. Yet no one lived more for summer than Lori. Lori lives for the days she cans wakeboard, swim, and hang out with her friends and (the best part) spend time with the very hot brothers that live next door. If only they realize that she was in fact female.

Lori is in love with her nex
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Pilar Marin
I liked this book, it was different to other books that I've read of the same genre, in which romance happens during unrealistic situations, while in this story they were pretty real. I like the protagonist, Lori, her actions made me remember those times in which I was 16 and I did a lot of immature things. In many scenes of the book I felt embarrassed while reading what Lori was doing or scheming,

https://38.media.tumblr.com/a8b10aaf6...

but I remembered that at her age I did similar things....
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Sarah Bervoets
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Inês Gueifão
To be absolutely honest, my true rating is 4.5 stars.
This book has 3 of the things I love the most about light Summer reads: 1) the girl is surrounded by boys in her family, 2) falling for the boy next door and 3) falling for the best friend. I didn't have my hopes up about this book but I ended up really really liking it. The characters are funny, witty and relatable. However, I had to take 0.5 from the rating because Lori was annoying me for the first three-quarters of the book. She was too i
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Shelley
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Sonya Weiss
Warning: some spoilers here. I got a copy of Endless Summer without realizing that it also had The Boys Next Door as the first part of the book. So I got the one with the redone cover that was cute. I thought the heroine, Lori, was a great character. She was sweet and realistic. Her goal was to get a certain Vader boy's attention. And the fallout from some of the interactions was funny. Loved the humor in the book.

I also loved the way that the author handled Adam and his ADHD. That he wasn't a "
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Carly
Quick, fun read. The plot is completely predictable but still enjoyable. My only issue was that Lori sometimes had trouble telling Sean and Adam apart. I knew identical twins that I could identify from behind and I wasn't in love with either of them. I get that Adam is growing up and all that, but still. She's in love with Sean and Adam is her best friend. I think she should be able to tell them apart, except for maybe in the dark.

Anyway, I enjoy stories about girls who are in love with the boy
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✌ Kaye ♡
3.5

Cute read. Laughed a lot. Esp at some of the suspect decisions being made.
Katie Meadley
This book is really great for people who love young adult books. It's about a girl who has known these two boys who are brothers since she was young , but she only has eyes for one,while the other only has eyes for her.She tries to get his attention,she changes her sense of style and a lot of things for him to notice her. but she doesn't know that the other brother has loved her since they were young . soon she discovers but has a choice to make , either the one who has always loved her or the o ...more
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Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. She has written nine romantic novels for young adults, including the comedy MAJOR CRUSH, which won the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the drama GOING TOO FAR, which was a finalist in the RITA, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Book Buyer’s Bes ...more
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“Adam blinked and turned to Sean. “Bikini or what?”
Sean still stared at my boobs. Slowly he brought his strange pale eyes up to meet my eyes. “This does a lot for you,” he said, gesturing to the bikini with the hand flourish of Clinton from What Not to Wear. Surely this was my imagination. He didn’t really know I’d been studying how to be a girl for the past year!
“Sean,” I said without missing a beat, “I do a lot for the bikini.”
Cameron snorted and shoved Sean. Adam shoved him in the other direction. Sean smiled and seemed perplexed, like he was trying to think of a comeback but couldn’t, for once.”
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