Review: My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak

my-life-with-the-walter-boys-ali-novakMy Life with the Walter Boys (My Life with the Walter Boys #1) by Ali Novak

Publication Date: March 1st 2014
Details: Paperback, 358 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
ISBN: 9781402297861
Source: Library

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Jackie Howard does not like surprises. Chaos is the enemy. The best way to get her successful, busy parents to notice her is to be perfect. The perfect look, the perfect grades—the perfect daughter. And then…

Surprise #1: Jackie’s family dies in a freak car accident.

Surprise #2: Jackie has to move cross-country to live with the Walters—her new guardians.

Surprise #3: The Walters have twelve sons. (Well, eleven, but Parker acts like a boy anyway.)

Jackie is now surrounded by the enemy. Loud, dirty, annoying boys—who have no concept of personal space. Okay, several of the oldest guys are flat-out gorgeous. But still annoying. She’s not stuck-up or boring—no matter what they say. But proving it is another matter. How can she fit in and move on when she needs to keep her parents’ memory alive by living up to the promise of perfect?


I’m an only child and for as long as I can remember I’ve loved big families. Some of my favorite movies, books, and shows growing up had lots of kids. They didn’t even need to be families (Babysitters Club, Daddy Day Care and Camp), but I did prefer the families. Cheaper by the Dozen, Yours, Mine and Ours, Full House, even those reality tv shows with the huge families. I just couldn’t get enough of them. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be a Weasley. I just love big families. So needless to say when I found out about My Life With the Walter Boys I knew I had to read it.

It took awhile for me to get my hands on this book but when I finally did I couldn’t wait to start it. I really enjoyed it, though I feel like the main reason I liked it as much as I did was because of the fact that there was a big family. It was probably a three star book for me, but I had to give it four because of how big and crazy the family was. There is just something about the loud, hectic, messy fun the comes with big families that I just can’t get enough of. I just eat this stuff up.

Even though I doubt I will enjoy Ali Novaks other book, The Heartbreakers, as much as this one, I’m still excited to read it. I probably should have read that one first. I am planning on reading My Life as a Walter Boy soon.

4 out of 5 stars

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