My Life With the Walter Boys

My Life With the Walter Boys

eBook - 2014
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From a fresh new voice on the contemporary YA scene, My Life with the Walter Boys centers on the prim, proper, and always perfect Jackie Howard. When her world is turned upside down by tragedy, Jackie must learn to cut loose and be part of a family again.

Jackie 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)

Now Jackie must trade in her Type A personality and New York City apartment for a Colorado ranch and all the wild Walter boys who come with it. Jackie is 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?

Ali Novak wrote My Life with the Walter Boys when she was just 15 years old. First a hit on the online community Wattpad, this debut novel has already been read over 33 million times and is loved by readers around the world.

Publisher: [United States] : Sourcebooks Inc : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
ISBN: 9781402297878
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)


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Mar 24, 2018

This is the best book I have ever read! I suggest age 14 and up
It is similar to Megan Meade's guide to living with the McGowan boys
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LiztheLibrarian Feb 08, 2018

This book was okay, however, I was really put off at how mean the boys were to the main character upon initially meeting her, especially as they were fully aware that she had recently lost her entire family.

Jan 11, 2017

My Life with the Walter Boys was a great young adult novel. It had its ups and downs in the lives of teenagers and showed courage, bravery, as well as compromise. Ali did an amazing job developing the characters and making it so that I could not put the book down. I stayed up so late reading this book so I could finish it and boy I am glad I did! It was a great book and I cannot wait to continue reading other books by Ali!

Aug 08, 2016

A good, easy, quick read. The plot is interesting and the language was simple so I was able to keep reading and finish it quickly.
Recommended as a relaxed read.

Jul 23, 2016

I've read this book a few times on Wattpad and finally decided to buy it and see what were the differences. I was very happy with the modification the author, Ali Novak, decided on. However, I still don't understand why she chose to change the gender of one of the Walter Boys... I still don't see how this could have affected the old or new version.

Jul 17, 2016

I really like Ali Novak's wattpad account, so I was very impressed with the book. I thought the character development was good, especially since readers had to keep track of the many characters mentioned in the book. At one point, I was confused since it said that Jackie was in the horse barn with a pencil skirt climbing a ladder with difficulty. Next she was riding a horse. Though sometimes I thought there could have been more setting development, it was a good book overall.

Apr 13, 2016

This book was so so so interesting. It is about a girl named Jackie who is forced to move in with a family with twelve boys. It sounds like complete insanity.

One of the things I loved about this book was the character development. Ali Novak incorporated development not only into her main character Jackie, but also into some of the Walter boys.
I was really impressed with how the author managed to create different personalities and characteristics for each of the twelve Walter Boys. From Cole who is bold and bossy to Danny who is super shy and loves Shakespeare and acting. Danny and Cole are twins BTW, yet they had completely opposite personalities. Then Alex who was calm and like video games, Nathan who loved music and guitar, Isaac and Lee who love making trouble, Jack and Jordan who love making a video out of everything, Parker who acts like a boy because she can, and Zach and Benny who are the most adorable twins ever. I think some of my favorite scenes in this book were when Jackie was at home, trying to do something and her whole plan would be ruined because of the trouble that the boys would make for her.

Here is the reason this didn't get 5 stars. I really loved the first half and the last 15 or so pages of this book. The main reason for this was because there was a love triangle. If you know me, then you know just how much I absolutely hate love triangles. Mainly because I hate being forced to choose between two characters, and because in the end it doesn't matter which character I chose. It is always up to the author of who "wins" the love triangle therefore I end up unhappy. Even though I did not like the boy that Jackie chose, the book ended nice enough for me. It wasn't super satisfying, but it also didn't have a cliff hanger. I am so not done reading about these boys so thank goodness this is a series.

Jan 28, 2016

There’s a fair amount of levity in this book, along with a lot of melodrama. There’s complete chaos in the Walker family, as one would expect from a family that big. There are 12 kids in the Walker family, and even though Jackie refers to them as the Walker boys, one of them is a girl. My main complaint about this book is that characters all seem pretty clueless about the consequences of their actions. The brothers don’t seem to understand that playing pranks on a girl who just lost her entire family is cruel. Cole seems surprised that dating his brother’s ex leads to conflict. Jackie doesn’t seem to understand that encouraging a love triangle between brothers is going to end badly. It’s a frustrating book for that reason.

Jun 23, 2015


May 23, 2015

Honestly, I like the way she didn't use proper grammar and punctuation. I can get into the book more when it's written the way i speak. Great book. Funny, heartwarming, and altogether fantabulous.

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