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The Boy is Back Paperback – 20 Nov 2016
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“I loved The Boy is Back. Wit, warmth, humor and romance, this book has all the elements of a Meg Cabot book.” (Lauren Graham, New York Times bestselling author of Someday, Someday, Maybe)
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Reed Stewart thought he’d left all his small-town troubles—including a broken heart—behind when he ditched tiny Bloomville, Indiana, ten years ago to become rich and famous on the professional golf circuit. Then one tiny post on the Internet causes all of those troubles to return . . . with a vengeance.
Becky Flowers has worked hard to build her successful senior-relocation business, but she’s worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart ever existed. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him when he returns—until his family hires her to save his parents.
Now Reed and Becky can’t avoid one another—or the memories of that one fateful night. And soon everything they thought they knew about themselves (and each other) has been turned upside down, and they—and the entire town of Bloomville—might never be the same, all because The Boy Is Back.See all Product description
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Things get interesting when Reed and Becky's lives are intersecting again. This isn't a new story line but what is new and makes the book sooo interesting is the fact that it is told entirely through text messages, emails and newspaper articles. Yes, the plot is pretty much predictable but try telling a story through texts, at the same time introducing many characters, but still keeping the readers engaged.
Its the return of the Meg Cabot that i loved and worshipped !! :P I was so taken aback after reading the finale of Princess Diaries - Royal Wedding. But this book !! Its everything i love about Meg Cabot's writing style, the funny narration and lovable characters.
I so loved Marshal and Carly Stewart, Reed's brother and sis-in-law. These people are couple goals, really! Not the dying for each other love, but typical Tom-and-Jerry bickering but all the same loving and being funny couple.
I've always wondered how difficult it is to write a novel in epistolary format and this book just does it with texts and emails and you get the complete picture without big descriptions and paragraphs.
And there's one too many Jane Austen references and quotes ;-)
Fans of chick-lit, Meg Cabot, Sophie Kinsella.. this book will not disappoint you!
It’s like going back to the days you first started reading, and re-experiencing your first love all over again (because if you haven’t read The Princess Diaries, you haven’t truly experienced ANYTHING) and it is beautiful.
While I wasn’t initially excited about The Boy Is Back, I’m only a mere bookworm with no self-restraint (as my bookshelf will clearly show you) and well, I definitely reached the excitement stage, and the MINUTE (okay, the day) after I got the book, I dove in.
The Boy Is Back is a quirky and hilarious, a typical Meg Cabot book that will have you laughing, falling in love and, as always, wondering where your Michael Moscovitz/ Reed Stewart is.
Becky Flowers is the only senior moving consultant in a hundred mile radius, and has stayed in her home town of Bloomville, Indiana when her dad passed away to take over the family business. There’s only one thing that still shadows her – a boy in high school, and a break-up and scandal that involved a pool, liquor, a golf cart, a prom and ten years of no phone calls.
Reed Stewart used to be the number one golf player in the world, and he also used to be the son of a judge and in love with a quirky girl whose last name was flowers’, until he left it all behind.
Ten years later, and a minor scandal involving stamps, major food chains and fraud, Reed Stewart is back in town, and nothing will ever be the same.
There are so many things you that ALL Meg Cabot books contain, that you can’t help but love:
2. A TAD MORE DRAMA
4. BEAUTIFUL BOYS that make you want to scream at your love life
5. AWESOME Best Friends
6. Siblings (mostly)
7. Princesses and Genius Scientists that make you swoon
9. DRAMA (Wait. Did I say that?)
10. A WHOLE LOT OF AWESOME BOOKSIHNESS
And with the exception of number 7, The Boy Is Back has all of them, which just means that you need to buy and start reading this NOW. Told in a text, email and diary format, this book is a fast paced read that will have you smiling, pining and rooting for a fairy-tale ending.
Despite all the cuteness, the only thing I didn’t like was Becky and Reed together. Don’t get me wrong, they were GREAT on paper – cute, wronged lovers that fate threw together again – and their texts and email to and about each other were OH SO CHEMISTRY FILLED, but The Boy Is Back had about FOUR SCENES where they actually spoke to each other, and well, I NEEDED MORE. Reed, though he was portrayed as a ‘bad boy’ really just seemed like an enigmatic rich boy.
I think I just needed MORE of Becky and Reed themselves, ALONG with all the secondary drama for it to have been a great, and not just a good read.
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This book is laugh out load funny- no really I'm sitting on my sofa laughing laughing laughing!!!!!!
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