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"I was fourteen when it happened. The day the Mackey’s moved into the house next door. The day that changed my life, as much as it was, forever. A tiny, blonde girl standing on my doorstep would be the beginning of the craziness which became my life. This girl became my best friend, my confidant and side kick. She also introduced me to the love of my life."

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Kindle Edition, 275 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Book Nerd Revealation
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☆ Sammy ☆彡
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
**ARC provided by the author, Sadie Grubor, in exchange for an honest review**

"I was fourteen when it happened. The day the Mackeys moved into the house next door. The day that changed my life, as much as it was, forever.A tiny, blonde girl standing on my doorstep would be the beginning of the craziness which became my life. This girl became my best friend, my confidant and side kick. She also introduced me to the love of my life."

All Grown Up by Sadie Grubor is a story about love, heartbreak,
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★★Sara Lizzy★★
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
BR with Jo and Sammy!



When the book starts, 14 year old Chloe meets her neighbors that live next door. She quickly forms a friendship with Mina, the girl that lives next door and is her age, and Chloe also develops a crush on Mina's older brother Leo.

Chloe is a total computer nerd and Mina the complete opposite of Chloe, but despite that, they maintain their friendship through the years.
Years later, one night at a party, Leo sees this tall brunette dancing and is completely mesmerized by her. He
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Jen
I was fourteen when it happened. The day that changed my life, as much as it was, forever. The day the Mackeys moved in to the house next door.

Chloe Fisher gained a best friend AND future soul mate the day the Mackeys moved in next door. Mina seemed too pretty and perfect to stick around as her bff, but their relationship took hold and grew into something akin to sisterhood. Leo…sweet, handsome and all kinds of hot Leo! Chloe knew the second she saw him that he was the man for her. And she was
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      .•*¨`*•✿  ✿•*¨`*•. J. Katherine  .•*¨`*•✿  ✿•*¨`*•.
BR with BR with Sara and Sammy!




Its a story mixed with true friendship, love, romance, heartache, love lost, love gained and finding yourself.

At the very beginning, I wasn't sure how I felt about the book because it skipped through the years so quickly and so many characters were introduced so quickly that I felt it got a bit confusing, but it wasn't long before I really got into the book and didn't want to put it down. I had to see how it ended.

It was a story of friendship that developed when a
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Belle
Before you endeavour to read this book be warned… you will literally see not just a portion of someone's life but literally an epic 10000 page drama of their entire lives. (well, basically)

I honestly enjoyed this book, the only problem for me was that literally everything that could have happened, happened to this couple.

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BookHeroin
4.5 stars
All Grown Up By Sadie Grubor
Genres Contemporary Romance

Well lets be honest i only was curios to read this book because of the cover. I was expected to read another YA and that typical-i-fell-inlove-with-my-best friends'brother kind of story. But boy was i in shock. I absolutely loved this story i feel like i just finished reading a series! literally there is a book idea in each paragraph of this book.
Normally i'm not such a fan with unnecessarily events but this was almost perfect. The
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KJ
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow wow and wow! this book put me through one hell of a roller coaster of emotions -
Spread over quite some years the story of Chloe and Leo goes through it all and I mean through it all - crush, love, hate, sex, marriage, divorce, cheat, death, kids....my oh my....and it moves fast though not fast enough.
There were plenty of moments where I couldn't handle going through this with Chloe and Leo, I was fuming, livid and if it hadn't been 2am I would have shouted at my kindle and probably beat it
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L. Mertz
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
this book is great. it grabbed me from the beginning and I couldn't put it down, but unfortunately life happened and I had too, but i picked it right back up. about half way through my heart dropped into my stomach, but then it was brought back out and it was a rollercoaster of emotions and I loved every minute.
Monica
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: forever-addicted
Let me count the ways in which I love Sadie Grubor.

One, the characters she develops are so well rounded and realistic. She doesn’t write stories with just the main characters, she writes stories where every character could be the main character. The circle of friends, the bonds they hold, add a great quality to every story, and are a huge part of main character’s lives. They add to each of the main characters, allowing the reader to understand their personalities better while revealing more
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Jessica
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
I am not sure why I took the time to finish it. The writing was juvenile - the first half reads like a young adult book, which is fine except that it then the reader is thrown into detailed sex scenes which is pretty weird after accepting that you're reading about a 16 yr old. And the sex scenes use the same language each time, so apparently the writer has her comfortable sex terms and never varies. You could swap one out for another and never notice.

Still curious why the parents are always
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Ellen
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book was just OK, at best. The premise is one of my favorites: best-friends-to-lovers, second-chance romance, all that jazz. But this was executed quite poorly, in my opinion.

The first 30% is all telling not showing, and frankly just seems to be a retelling of an itinerary of parties and gatherings, following a bunch of people around with no purpose or indication at all why we as the reader are invited to witness it all. There is no arc being developed, either character or plot-wise, so
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Dedra
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
2-1/2 Stars:
I'm not really sure how well I liked this book. I liked the concept of falling for your best friends brother BUT...
At first I liked Chloe but then I found her annoying and then I kinda liked her again. I always like Leo.
Chloe was a little slow when it came to Leo, I think the only true emotion she showed was when Leo got *******. I really didn't buy the reason why Leo unofficially broke up with Chloe and I didn't buy why Chloe kept her secret for so long. I like a little antsy but
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Nee
Mar 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Everything is not as it seems. At first I thought this was the-girl-next-door-fairytale. But the path to get there is a little bumpy and adventurous. Chloe always crushed on Leo. Decisions were made and life had some serious turn. It also had funny ones, but they got there.

I really liked it because for me it was carefree, everyone remade their life and reunited. I loved Domenico. I love Leo. Mina rocks. I really liked it.
Paula
Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I got this as it was on offer and had read all the other books by this author, at first I thought it would be a teen romance but the story grew, I was so into this story I read it all at once couldn't put it down. I'm actually glad this story went through a long period of time and how it turned out and that HEA can happen,loved this book.
starsaga
Sep 06, 2013 rated it did not like it
not a romance, more like a chronicle of mistakes
The story was bad, definitely not for me. The author used a derogatory slur, twice in fact, once in her POV, then again in his POV, as if once was not enough. I finished reading the book and my rating is for the book not the author. I do not recommend this book to anyone.
Laura
Oct 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
All Grown Up is a very good book I loved all the characters in this book I felt like I really known them I was glad that Leo and Chloe got back together even though I like the way the book ended it left me wondering if Chloe got pregnant again or not
Laura
Feb 12, 2015 added it
Dnf just not enough to keep my interest lack of story and character development
Shannon
Jul 08, 2013 marked it as to-read
Expected release: Sept 1
Sandra
Previously the Twilight fanfic All Grown Up by Saewod.

Why buy, when you can read it for free?
Jesica Fico
Sep 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: favorites
So, the rating for this book fell in the middle for me. But this book still made it to my favorites (which, I think no 3-star book has done before). Why you ask? I can't really answer that. I don't know. This book didn't really draw me in until about the halfway mark and then my heart was racing and I was nervous and anxious about what they were going to do. I liked the last 30-40% of the book and I think that is what made it a 'favorite.' But a lot of parts about the book bothered me. Leo had ...more
Natalie
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
All grown up drove me crazy! their was so much to process and understand during this book, which kept me hooked. I could not put this down.

there is so much I need to say about this book but I'm a 'no spoiler' reviewer, which makes this so much harder and you will understand when it's your time to review the book considering everytime we learned one thing another mystery would pop up.

Chloe Fisher, computer and gaming nerd who finds comfort hiding in the background and being invisible that is
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Veronica
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!

The story starts when Chloe is 14 and Mina and Leo move in next door. Chloe and Mina become best friends and, along with two other girls, form little but solid group of friends. The story follows them along as they grow up. We get to see their first relationships, first losses, graduations, first babies, marriages and many many many other things. Because the book covers events in such a long time period at points it may feel like you are missing out on things, but I didn't
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Marianna
Full review and giveaway at A Lust For Reading. I received an eBook in exchange for my honest review.

I have never read a more frustrating couple as Chloe and Leo. And yet, their totally messed up story had me glued to my Kindle for 5 hours straight. I could not stop until I was 100% done. The book starts with a 14 year old Chloe in the summer before her freshman year of high school. Her new neighbor, Mina, becomes her best friend and she instantly has a crush on her older brother Leo. The story
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Alisha
Aug 18, 2013 rated it liked it
(3.5 Stars)

When Wilhelmina “Mina” moved in next door, she declared that she and Chloe were going to be best friends. And they were. Nothing got in the way. Chloe was the “geeky” girl. Mina was the “Perky” girl. Eventually Chloe’s cousin, Veronica “Roni”, came to live with Chloe, and it became a trio. They were inseparable. Chloe had a crush on Mina’s bigger brother Leonard “Leo” for years. He never noticed her until her senior year. Then he realized she was all grown up. He and his two buddies
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Samantha Fleming
One of the best books i have read. I read this all in 1 night because it was so good. I can't believe how good it is. I could read this book again. The story is mainly about Chloe and Leo and their long lasting relationship. There is plenty of other characters in the book which are Chloe and Leo's friends. It starts off when the kids are all young when Chloe meets Mina(Leo's sister), and the 2 become best friends. This story watches them all grow up going through high school and college to ...more
Silvija
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
i fucking hated this book, the only reason why i gave it 2 stars is because i really liked the beginning and then the author has to go and fuck everything up by breaking them up and not resolving their problems with each other, i mean i would of understood if they would of actually had a good reason for breaking them up and then the author has to go and marry them to different people i just couldn't believe it.

i normally don't write reviews i normally just enjoy the book ant rate it but i got so
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Kirsty
Nov 28, 2013 rated it liked it
This book was such a roller-coaster. The book starts with introducing us to all the characters, which there is a lot. There were so many people introduced in such short time that I was confused for a while trying to figure out who the author was talking about. The main girls in the story are Mina, Roni, and Chloe and the boys are Max, Leo, and Oliver. The parents also played a part in the story and they were Judith and Kenneth, and Elaine and Robert. There were some other people, like sibilings ...more
Christina
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book i really liked. I'm giving it four stars only because some of the scenes irked me to no end. just absolutely crazy. The characters were very well developed, i felt like i was going through their heads, feeling what they were feeling, and just thinking through their thought processes.

The book starts off with Chloe Fisher, a girl of 10? or was it 14? when she means Mina Mackey and Leo Mackey for the first time ever. Mina unfazed by the geeky, computer chic, Chloe instantly befriends
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Heather andrews
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Leo's mind was interesting I loved being in it, "Jesus effing Christ, since when did little Chloe look like that? So much for my speech to Jay. My thoughts were anything but wholesome right now." Chloe knows how to give Leo back the grief he gives her, "Leonard Anthony Mackey, you DO NOT get to dictate what I can and can't do. I am not your sister and I am not your responsibility." Did I mention the fun of being in Leo's mind? "Jesus Christ! What was she wearing? That has to be Mina's work. I ...more
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