I was intrigued enough by the Bookish Boyfriends series that I wasn’t wholly against requesting an ARC for The Boy Next Story by Tiffany Schmidt. That said, it’s been on my TBR but I don’t expect to get to it until I’ve run out of better books to read. Perhaps that sounds a bit harsh, but I also am not eagerly awaiting the moment I pick this book up. Rather, I’m grudgingly accepting that I’m not wholly against reading it at some point in the future.
The second book in a series where your favorite literary characters come to life, inspired by the timeless classic, Little Women!
There’s no one better than the boy next door. At least not according to Aurora Campbell, fourteen, who has been in love with Tobias May since their very first sandbox kiss. The problem is, he’s in love with her older sister, Merrilee. And Merri is already dating one of his best friends.
Rory is learning all about pining as her class reads The Great Gatsby, a book she doesn’t find “great” at all. Also not great—her GPA, something she needs to fix, quickly, if she’d like to apply for the chance to spend a week studying art with her hero in New York City over winter break. But when Ms. Gregoire assigns her to read Little Women for extra credit, Rory discovers more than she expected—both about herself and Toby. Maybe she wasn’t in love with the boy next door. . . but the boy next story.
Love is complicated, and it’s all about to get even trickier for Rory at Reginald R. Hero Prep . . . where with the help of one quirky English teacher, students’ fantasies come true, often with surprising consequences.
How do you feel about the Bookish Boyfriends series? How about The Boy Next Story in particular? Do you plan to add it to your TBR? Would you prefer to pass? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments! And happy reading!