Review: The Boy Is Back by Meg Cabot

The Boy Is Back (Boy #4) by Meg Cabot

I absolutely loved The Boy Is Back. It’s technically the fourth book in a series, but I think the series is more about writing style and title. The characters in this book are completely new. The night of their prom something happened between Becky and Reed, and they haven’t seen each other in 10 years. Reed is now a professional golfer, who’s supposed to be headed to Orlando for a big tournament. But when Reed’s parents are arrested for trying to buy a restaurant meal with a vintage postage stamp, he has to come home and help deal with their situation. Becky is the senior moving consultant hired to help the family.

The interesting this about this book though is that it’s written entirely as emails, texts, newspaper articles, etc. I loved the format! The plot of kind of predictable, but the romance was super adorable. The brother and sisters added so much to the story. Reed’s family was totally insane. Becky’s sister Nicole was perfect. I even loved her best friend who was in China.

Anyone who has siblings or in-laws they don’t get along with will appreciate this book. The petty family politics are spot on. Reed’s sister Trimble is both perfect and so out there. I read this book in just a few days, and I’m kind of sad it’s over.

A small complaint: When Reed’s brother Marshall tried to type swear words they were always auto-corrected into less profane substitutes, and he always commented on it. This was just silly and annoying.

Rating: 4 Stars

The Boy Is Back
Boy #4
Meg Cabot
Fiction
William Morrow
October 18, 2016
Hardcover
368

Reed Stewart thought he’d left all his small-town troubles—including a broken heart—behind when he ditched tiny Bloomville, Indiana, a decade ago to get rich on the pro golf circuit. Then one tiny post on the Internet causes all of those troubles to return…with a vengeance.

Becky Flowers loves her small-town life, her small-town business, and especially the small-town wedding she’s planning. She hasn’t thought about her no good high school ex, Reed Stewart, in years. Until suddenly—thanks to a news story that goes viral on every gossip site on the Internet—Reed comes bursting back into her life like an Indiana summer twister.

Now everything Becky and Reed thought they knew about themselves (and one another) has been turned upside down, and they—and possibly the entire town of Bloomville—will never be the same, all because: The Boy is Back.

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