REVIEW: My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak

My Life with the Walter Boys

by Ali Novak

YA Contemporary

Book Description

Sixteen-year old Jackie Howard knows nothing about her new guardian Katherine Walter when she moves from New York to Colorado. After discovering that Katherine has twelve boys, Jackie fears that living in the Walter house isn’t going to be easy. It’s just icing on the cake that the boys look like Abercrombie models…





Well this book pissed me right off. So much so, that I’m not even going to give it an in-depth review.  Not only is the main character (and the entire book for that matter) wrapped up in so many mindless cliches…at the end she chooses the guy who’s been a jerk to her the entire book. He even goes so far as to throw her dead family in her face.

This book perpetuates the thought that for teenagers, it doesn’t matter how mean a guy is to you, as long as he is hot enough to give you that feeling in your tummy! I have a feeling in my stomach, too. I’m nauseated.


About the Author

Ali Novak is twenty-two-year-old debut author and a recent graduate from University of Madison Wisconsin’s creative writing program. She wrote her first full length novel My Life with the Walter Boys at the age of fifteen. Since posting the story online, it has received more than 24 million reads and will be published by Sourcebooks Fire in March 2014.

When she isn’t writing, Ali enjoys watching Food Network shows even though she can’t cook, and reading any type of fantasy novel she can get her hands on. She is a Wisconsin native and hopes to make a career out of writing.

About Carrie

A SAHM who loves her life :)

Posted on March 31, 2014, in books, reading, review. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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