You all know the story of a lovely girl who lives in a house with seven dudes. Well Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys is ANOTHER story of a girl who lives in a house with seven dudes. It's from Kate Brian and the first non-series book that I've read from her. I enjoyed it very much. It really demonstrates that Brian, who is really Kieran Scott, is more than a book package writer. I'm really looking forward to reading her other stand-alones.
Megan Meade's parents are both higher-ups in the military and so she is used to moving around but when they are both transferred to Korea for a two year stay, just as Megan is starting her junior year in high school, Megan really doesn't want to go. She has an option though, she can stay with the McGowans, Mr. McG and Megan's dad have been friends for a long time. The McGowans have seven sons and Megan, who really doesn't have much (any) experience with boys is pretty nervous. It turns out she has every reason to be nervous as she is off to a rocky start, living in a guy-dominated house.
The book has humor and romance and a realistic look at high school life and, the very, very, very rare thing-- a realistic look at airport security.
Fun summer read, even though it takes place in September. Good book!
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.