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The Boy Most Likely To

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  16,006 ratings  ·  1,747 reviews
The romantic companion to My Life Next Door—great for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han. 

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 sm
Hardcover, 425 pages
Published August 18th 2015 by Dial Books (first published August 15th 2015)
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Danielle (Love at First Page)
3.5-4 stars

Where do I even start with this review? I have been waiting for Tim Mason’s book for years now, having first met and fell in love with him in My Life Next Door. Reckless, charming, charismatic, down on his luck, red-headed Tim Mason. His was a happy ending I wanted more than anything. I definitely built up in my head how I imagined this would go, which is probably where things went wrong. While my rating is a positive one, when I think about The Boy Most Likely To there’s a hole there

I waited for this book for what felt like forever, but then when it finally released, I waited another 2 years before reading it. I just knew I would love Tim in this book just based on what we got of him from My Life Next Door. The love story, I felt wasn't as epic as Jase and Sam's but it was still great. I think the issue was that I just couldn't really relate to Alice much. Her POV just lacked something. When I was reading her POV, it didn't really generate much emotion out of me. I almost w ...more
Jaime Arkin
I’ve been waiting almost three years for this book. Since the day I turned the last page in My Life Next Door I had to know more about Tim! I even mentioned it in my review! He was such a big part of MLND and his character was so charismatic I knew that there had to be more to his story. I can’t even tell you how excited I was when I found out that this was something that was going to happen in real life.

I’m not even sure how to review this book because there is so much that happens that I can’
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Oct 01, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition


---Updated July 4, 2015---

Realized I've already waited almost two years to get a hold of this second installment. It seems just like yesterday since I've read the first one O.o
I was really excited about diving into the second installment of Huntley Fitzpatrick’s novel My Life Next Door. I remember that book being a perfect summer read that satisfied my YA contemporary craving that never ceases to wane. Unfortunately, The Boy Most Likely To didn’t quite hit the mark for me in so many subtle ways.

Having met Tim Mason and Alice Garrett in the first book, I was looking forward to seeing them get their own installment. I remember Jase’s best friend Tim being a hot mess tha
Nitzan Schwarz
Nov 09, 2013 marked it as tbr-not-owned  ·  review of another edition
Edit 2/27/2015
There's a cover!!! But... Hmm... It doesn't really fit the look of the first book. Not that it's not pretty, but both former Huntley books ( My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick ) had a distinctive look about them that this one doesn't have...

Jen Ryland
So ... whoa! This book was not at all what I expected. I did like Boy Most Likely To, but it took me some time to shift my mental gears around and adjust to the loss of the story I thought I was getting and warm up to the one I got. I'll talk about the non-spoilery stuff and then hide the spoilers at the end. Don't read them unless you've read the book. I'm serious!!!!

First off, while Tim and Alice do have that fabulous odd couple chemistry going on (he's the recovering train wreck, she's the ti
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it

Yep. That's exactly the way I'd react if Tim would be sitting opposite to me. If I were Brad and gay I'd prolly call him Timmyoyo. Timko. Timasaurous. Timato. Timbo. Blah blah. Annoying, eh?
This is Brad-mode, but I'll get to him later, 'cause first and foremost I'd like to thank Huntley Fitzpatrick for writeting this awesome book. Whoops, sorry, I mean writing. The Boy Most Likely to is about Tin-Alice and Recovering Alcoholic Tim, who fall hard for each other against all odds, falling despite o
the boy most likely to? more like...the girl most likely to...not remember anything about this book!

and that girl is me.

i know that wasn't funny, but actually it's okay for it not to be even slightly amusing or even soft-exhale-out-of-the-nose-inducing, because it's true. and that's more important.

part of a series i'm doing in which i review books i read a long time ago
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Egmont Publishing and NetGalley.)

“Just like you didn’t let on that I was more full of drugs than a Pfizer warehouse.”

This was a YA contemporary story, with a little bit of romance.

I didn’t really care for the characters in this book, Alice was okay, Tim was a bit of a screw-up, but I didn’t feel anything else for them really.

The storyline in this was a bit of a let-down for me, we got a stor
This book was just pretty meh to me. There were things I really liked and things I didn’t and it all kind of melded together into a just-okay book. I remember liking the boy next door a lot better, but it’s been a while since I read that! I was just on a contemporary kick and this was there so I went for it buuuuuuut I was kinda disappointed.
I do like the narrative of Tim stepping up to the plate when he’s told he is a father - he is a super dynamic character and I loved seeing him grow. Alice,
Dec 26, 2013 marked it as maybe-reads  ·  review of another edition


TIM AND ALICE!!!!!!!!!!!

(if it's not alice i'm just gonna cry)
nick (the infinite limits of love)

You know what's one of the worst feelings ever? Not loving a book that you've been waiting forever for from a favorite author. It's no secret that Huntley Fitzpatrick is an auto-buy author for me as she is for many other readers. Her debut book especially holds a special place on my book shelf. When I found out that she was going to revisit the Garretts and Tim from My Life Next Door, I was eager to get a copy of The Boy Most Likely To. I don't know if it was the high expectations, but The Boy M
Nov 04, 2013 rated it liked it
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Nasty Lady MJ
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2.5 stars

This is the highly anticipated follow up to the wonderful My Life Next Door. I loved that book, and most importantly, I loved Tim in that book. He was introduced as a side character, and ended being a total scene-stealer! I was thrilled when I learned that he and Alice were going to get their own book. But let me warn you not to go into this book expecting a rehash of Jase and Samantha’s story. This book is very different from theirs. It’s not a light, fluffy YA romance, there’s a lot o
Jan 09, 2014 marked it as coming-soon  ·  review of another edition

Be still my heart!

You have no idea how much I loved the FIRST BOOK! I cant wait until 2015! ITS SOOOOO FAR AWAY! Nonetheless, I know Ms. Fitzpatrick is going to write a masterpiece that I can gush all over! And the book is going to be about TIM? EVEN BETTER! He was one of my favorite characters! He was such a sweet and thoughtful guy! Oh and I cant wait to see how Nan turned out... maybe she fell in a hole somewhere! PLEEEEEEEEASE tell me we get to see Sam and Jase in
Shannon (kitchandpages)
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Actual rating 3.75 stars
Happy to have Tim's story. It wasn't what I thought it was going to be and there were a lot of moments I really enjoyed. However, some of the plot twists and turns didn't quite work out for me. I did enjoy the subject matter of the book and thought it was refreshing to see a main character with a REAL past and real mess ups. Tim is definitely my favorite main character I've read from Huntley.
The Boy Most Likely To was not at all the book I expected it to be. Despite not loving Fitzpatrick's debut, I picked up this companion on the sole belief that I adored Tim Mason and Alice Garrett--and I do. Yet, their love story, the trials and tribulations they face throughout this volume, are not what I expected upon cracking open the spine of this novel. Tim is the Boy Most Likely to Fail and this is a burden he carries heavily upon his shoulders. Everyone in his family, from his father to hi ...more
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Can the Garretts adopt me now?

It was a struggle not to read this in one sitting because I so enjoyed being back in this setting with these characters and NEEDED TO KNOW what happened, but I also wanted to savor every minute I spent with them, line by line.

Sharing headspace with Tim and Alice was not easy, in fact, it was utterly heartbreaking at times. But this story is brimming with love, forgiveness, acceptance, and redemption. I laughed, I cried, I swooned,
Things I Am Not Here For When I Read YA (or anything else, but especially YA)

- 90 % of the book being about babies
- A relationship in which one of the kids is underage

Anyway. The writing is fantastic as usual, but the themes sucked, the story was predictable to the very last "twist", nothing gets resolved when it comes to the Garretts and the plot retreads stuff from MLND, pretty much pointlessly (or just to create drama because reasons).

Also re, the Garretts and their family --> "Ne faites que
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was such a lovely read. I really warmed to each of the characters. It was so much fun to follow Alice and Tim and to be reunited with so many of the characters from My Life Next Door. I really enjoyed the vast range to subjects this book touched on, so many of which I haven't seen regularly in YA (such as class, teen pregnancy, teen addiction etc.) I also loved that, at the ages of 18 & 19, the main characters were older than the average YA protagonist. It was also really interesting to hav ...more
Story rating: 4 Stars
Audio rating: 5 Stars
Overall rating: 4 Stars

I prefer to write my reviews as soon as I finish a book. But sometimes I don’t have time or I’m not in the mood to put my thoughts on paper. So I put the book and my notes aside for later. Most of the time my emotions deem, and my thoughts get quieter and quieter. And I end up not writing a review at all. However there are books that stay with me for a long time. The Boy Most Likely To is one of these books. I’ve read it more than
Feb 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book definitly less than the first one. The topics were too serious and most of the people did give me a headache at some point. Such as Grace Reed, Hester, Nan and Brad. Please, leave already! The romance progresses rather slowly compared to the first book but takes off towards the end. Cute, cuter ... Alice & Tim!
Alice seems confusing, her mood swing's in rather different directions at some points, from moody to sweet, glad to pissed off. Tim is MY main intrest. Sarcasm = check, g
Dnf like 50% through.
I am really disappointed. When I read the boy next door I loved Tim's character and laughed my head off. I wanted a light fluffy summer read with romance and Tim trying to get past his many addictions. But I got something with heavy issues and not to my liking. The complications were too deep and no no. It could have been so much better.
Incredibly long but incredibly worth reading. The character development of Tim is alive and REAL, my friends.
Molli Moran

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Huntley Fitzpatrick grew up dreamy and distracted in coastal Connecticut. She flourished in a family of bookworms where everyone always had their nose in a book. She kept an exhaustively thorough journal which frightened her boyfriends but has proved very useful in her career as a writer. Her debut contemporary Romance, MY LIFE NEXT DOOR, was published in June of 2012 by Penguin-Dial for Young Rea ...more

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