The Next Door Boys by Jolene B. Perry
Thank you New Galley and Cedar Fort for giving me the opportunity to read this book.
Leigh was ready to break away from her family and have some independence. She discovered that it wasn’t as easy as she hoped. Her body was still recovering from having cancer. She was still weak and was having a hard time sleeping and when she got too exhausted she would sometimes pass out. Her family struggled with giving her space because they worried about her. She moved in next door to her brother and went to college with him. She wanted to begin her new life and focus on school. She wasn’t looking for love or anyone to fall in love with her.
I was apprehensive when I began reading this book because I didn’t realize that religion would be so prominent. I’m glad I kept reading thought because the book was really good. The religion aspect was not overbearing. I was able to enjoy the book because there was a lot more to it than religion. The characters really stick with you. I found myself thinking about them and the book after I finished reading it. I wanted to see more of their story and was happy to find out there will be a second book, (Left to Love). I really ended up loving this book.
I’m intrigued by stories about teens dealing with life altering situation. I have found it interesting to read about since I read my first Lurlene McDaniel book, (Six Months to Live). That is why I was interested in this book in the first place. It sounded similar to something Lurlene McDaniel would write so I thought I would like it and I was right.