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The Other Boy

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  5,204 Ratings  ·  133 Reviews
Maddy's Boy Pros & Cons . . . Brian--Super cute / hangs with my friends / goes to my high school / my boyfriend! David--Says I'm a spoiled princess / hates my friends / has amazing blue eyes / cooked me an unbelievable dinner / annoyingly irresistible!Summer for Maddy Sinclaire starts as a blur of house parties and dips in the pool--until she's caught throwing an unaut ...more
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Published February 10th 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published May 27th 2008)
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Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
This was definitely the perfect summer read. Light, fun, and romance-filled -- what girl could resist? While it was your classic clichéd story, I thought it was super-cute and wish that I could be as lucky with guys as Maddy!!! I enjoyed seeing Maddy’s character develop from a rich snob to a down-to-earth girl who could appreciate the beauty of nature.

I’m not going to lie, at first I despised Maddy; she was whiny and stuck-up, but as the book progressed she became very likable and relatable. The
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Kim Smiley
Feb 22, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I just couldn't finish this book. The cover and synopsis looked decent, but I just did not like the main character. She came off as a spoiled rich kid who had everything and whined about having to spend the summer w/ her parents while they lived out their dream: to open a vineyard. They first left her home for the summer, only to arrive back home a few hrs. later to their house being trashed by a huge party. And she wonders why they ended up taking her with them for the summer? Because she's spo ...more
Kristen
Dec 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: omg-books-d
GOSH! WHY IS THERE ALL THIS AMAZINGNESS!!!??...Not that I'm complaining >,>
Em-em
May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maddy Sinclaire has just started what she thought as the best summer of her life; no parents, party at her house, amazing friends and the hottest boyfriend until her parents busted her party and forced her to go with them to Napa Valley to help with their vineyard. Miles away from the what she thought a summer of her life she discovers a new self and a possible new love when she met David. But will this last?

This was definitely a fast read for me. The story is light and funny with just a little
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Cierra Herron
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ROMANCE ALERT! I looooveeee this book. It was straight up amazing.
Kennedi B
May 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You just got to a vineyard that your parents dragged you to for the whole summer because of one party. The place looks like it was from the 1800s and you are in the middle of nowhere. What are you going to do all summer long? All of a sudden, a guy about your age with curly brown hair and amazing blue eyes appears out of nowhere. Hmm, maybe your summer will be interesting after all.
The book, The Other Boy by Hailey Abbott is a heart-wrenching page turner that will keep you up all night! The ma
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Natalie Juszko
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit, I got a little annoyed with Maddy at times. She just couldn't appreciate...at least at first. But then again, it would suck to have planned out you're summer and then have it ruined in just seconds, having to leave you're "so called boyfriend" and friends behind. Her friends turned out to be very supportive of her. By that I mean, they weren't only friends with her because of who she was dating and the house she lived in. They liked her for her, even when her relationship ended, ...more
Natalie
Jul 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit, I got a little annoyed with Maddy at times. She just couldn't appreciate...at least at first. But then again, it would suck to have planned out you're summer and then have it ruined in just seconds, having to leave you're "so called boyfriend" and friends behind. Her friends turned out to be very supportive of her. By that I mean, they weren't only friends with her because of who she was dating and the house she lived in. They liked her for her, even when her relationship ended, ...more
Natalie Juszko
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit, I got a little annoyed with Maddy at times. She just couldn't appreciate...at least at first. But then again, it would suck to have planned out you're summer and then have it ruined in just seconds, having to leave you're "so called boyfriend" and friends behind. Her friends turned out to be very supportive of her. By that I mean, they weren't only friends with her because of who she was dating and the house she lived in. They liked her for her, even when her relationship ended, ...more
Megan Batz
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Other Boy is such a great book. I love how Hailey Abbott knows how to get teenage girls attention with this book because I could not put it down. The book is about this girl named Maddy who through a party while her parents were away and was having fun hanging out with her boyfriend and friends. Her parents decided to come home early and came home to a party. Maddy's parents decided to punish her by going to Napa Vally where her parents just bought a vineyard and work their and fix it up ove ...more
Jessica
See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.

My Thoughts:

Madeline Sinclaire’s parents allow her to stay home while they go to Napa Valley for the summer. Her parents end up coming back early and catch her throwing a party at the house. They are infuriated and sentence her to spend the rest of her summer with them at their vineyard. This means she’ll be away from her friends and away from her boyfriend, Brian. She’s reluctant to enjoy the two months there. The place is unlike
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Katie
Mar 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you don't already know books like The Other Boy aren't my usual reads. But when I discovered this one Goodreads one day, I knew that this would be the perfect summer read. And boy was I right!

The Other Boy starts off with a bang and held my attention till the very last page. It was fun being able to escape in a book you wouldn't normally read. And I had a wonderful time being in the character's world and heads.

Other than being a light, fluffy sort of cliched book, The Other Boy was extremely
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Shxrxn
Jun 25, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel like I should be asking forgiveness for something.
- David
I know this isn’t exactly the summer you’d hoped for. It wasn’t my plan, either. But this summer is turning out fifty times better than I thought it would. Score one for changing plans.
I’m sure I have a few brain cells left that haven’t been fried yet.
- David
I’m just . . . under a lot of pressure right now.
- Maddy
I’ve got something to tell you and I’m going to have to get it out before I lose my nerve.
- Maddy
I don’t know about you,
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Fatemeh Zohrabi
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I honestly don't know where to start with this book. when I first started reading it I weren't too sure because of how Maddy was portrayed in the book. however as soon as I reached to the 9th/10th chapter I had fell in love with the characters and the strong bond & connection that they shared between one another.

this book had dragged me in and caught my attention by making me want to read more and more - page after page. I adored the different things it emphasised such as other emotions that
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Valeria Alatorre
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
El inicio del libro no me gusto Nada pero en cuanto apareció David Todo se arreglo.
En general todo me gusto excepto pequeños detalles pero eso fue lo de menos.
Barbara  바보 ♥
3.5
Fácil de leer, ligero. El típico drama adolescente americano, chica adinerada y sexy chico pobre.
Igualmente una historia bonita.
Heather Hampsey
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Typical

I used to read this authors book when I was younger. It's a good book, but it is obvious I am not of the age bracket for this type of teenage romance.
Karen
Aug 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Agosto 2012
Katlyn
This book just didn't do it for me. I feel like it's one of those books Tweens read and think they're grown up. The characters lacked any sort of personality or motivation. They were all cardboard cutouts. Maddy was the typical spoiled rich girl who learns to love the country. David is the "boy next door" who is nice and hardworking. They fall in love. They didn't seem to face any real issues. There were a couple of obstacles that seemed to be easily overcome. The side characters were even worse ...more
Fhily
“David, you’re my true love, why did we wait so long to get together? I don’t care what the world says. Let’s defy them all, my darling.” – 245 (Maddy’s mind)


A city girl, a summer’s boy, a summer holiday an unexpected summer holiday. I often read stories like that. That’s quite cliché. But I still enjoyed that.

Maddy, is a fifteen girl and soon to be high school senior after that summer. But, all the plan on a lovely summer vocation, dispersed. When, his parents sent her to the Napa Valley—h
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Sara
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
I liked the story, it was new and fun. I actually chuckled a few times and in a particular scene when Maddy had prepared lunch I was laughing my head off.
I can't say I liked Maddy. Often times I just wanted to slap her silly. Though I understood she was living a completely different situation than her usual life in the city. And I also felt sorry for her when David and Rain laughed at her back that one night.
I really didn't like Rain at all after that. She felt superior and always treated Madd
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Gabrielle
More like 3.5 stars . First of all this book had the most annoying female protagonist known to man I did not like her especially at the end . David was a very sweet guy he was for the most part swoon worthy not at all times but mostly yes there were a lot of cute scenes in the book. He was a little too goofy at times . I loved the description of the vineyard . This book was completely plot driven for sure even though I prefer character driven I think this book would have been stronger if it was. ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Tasha for TeensReadToo.com

Maddy Sinclaire is your typical rich girl. She loves to party the night away, has the perfect gorgeous boyfriend, Brian, and she knows that she's about to have the summer of her life. Her parents are headed up to their newly purchased vineyard up in Napa and they're trusting Maddy at home in the city by herself for the entire summer. The first night her parents are gone she throws the ultimate summer party, but then she gets an unexpected visit from her pare
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Maddy's Boy Pros & Cons . . .

Brian—Super cute / hangs with my friends / goes to my high school / my boyfriend!

David—Says I'm a spoiled princess / hates my friends / has amazing blue eyes / cooked me an unbelievable dinner / annoyingly irresistible!

Summer for Maddy Sinclaire starts as a blur of house parties and dips in the pool—until she's caught throwing an unauthorized beachside bash. As punishment, her parents send her off to Napa Valley, where she'll spend her free time working on the fa
...more
Tasha
Jul 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maddy Sinclaire is your typical rich girl. She loves to party the night away, has the perfect gorgeous boyfriend, Brian, and she knows that she’s about to have the summer of her life. Her parents are headed up to their newly purchased vineyard up in Napa and they’re trusting Maddy at home in the city by herself for the entire summer. The first night her parents are gone she throws the ultimate summer party, but then she gets an unexpected visit from her parents. Apparently, they forget a few imp ...more
Little Paper Rose Reviews
- Review taken from my YA book blog Little Paper Rose

This was a sweet book - sweet, light, typical beach read. If you're familiar with Abbott you'll know her writing style is very light and simple.
Sure, from the description of the novel it’s already obvious what’s going to go down and how things are going to turn out so there won’t be any surprises along the way. The story rolled on fine, keeping you interested and entertained.

I definitely have a pet peeve with heroines who has a boyfriend when
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Krista Basilio
Maddy Sinclaire is your typical rich girl. She loves to party the night away, has the perfect gorgeous boyfriend, Brian, and she knows that she's about to have the summer of her life. Her parents are headed up to their newly purchased vineyard up in Napa and they're trusting Maddy at home in the city by herself for the entire summer. The first night her parents are gone she throws the ultimate summer party, but then she gets an unexpected visit from her parents. Apparently, they forget a few imp ...more
Asmaa
After reading two five-starred books, it would be too good to be true to strike with a third one, eventually “the other boy” failed to amaze me.

The story, which could be a perfect Disney Movie adaptation starring Miley Cyrus or Emma Roberts (the book reminded me a lot of her movie WILD CHILD) is about Maddy, a rich kid from San Francisco who sees herself spending her whole summer in her parents’ vineyard in Napa valley as a punishment for throwing a wild party merely a few hours after their depa
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Marieme
Nov 11, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girls ages 12-13 and up
Recommended to Marieme by: No one
The Other Boy

By Hailey Abbott
272pp.
HarperCollins Publishers.
ISBN-13: 9780061253836

Madeline

Sinclaire (AKA "Maddy") is a typical, (and almost cliched) rich girl. She loves a great party, and has anything she could ask for including her gorgeous boyfriend, Brian, and the house to herself all Summer long. Or so she thought. Maddy's parents have gone up to their vineyard in Napa, so they trust Maddy to stay home in the city and be totally responsible. The first night that her parents are away, Maddy
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Nikki  Peterson
May 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maddy starts out as pretentious. She's in a private school. Can't think of wearing anything but the most expensive clothes and wouldn't be caught dead in her parents's run down vineyard cottage. Which is just what she gets when she is busted throwing a house party. Her punishment is to go to Napa Valley where her parents just bought a run down vineyard. She will spend the summer cleaning it up and be in charge of turning an old goat barn into a wine tasting room. Little does she know that it com ...more
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Hailey Abbott grew up in Southern California, where she split her time between creative writing and creative beaching. She is the author of Summer Boys, Next Summer: A Summer Boys Novel, The Bridesmaid, Getting Lost with Boys, and The Secrets of Boys. Hailey now lives in New York City.

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“David,you’re my true love, why did we wait so long to get together? I don’t care what the world says. Let’s defy them all, my darling.
- Maddy”
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