The Other Boy

The Other Boy

by Hailey Abbott

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Overview

Maddy's Boy Pros & Cons . . .

Brian—Super cute / hangs with my friends / goes to my high school / my boyfriend!

David—Says I'm a spoiled princess / hates my friends / has amazing blue eyes / cooked me an unbelievable dinner / annoyingly irresistible!

Summer for Maddy Sinclaire starts as a blur of house parties and dips in the pool—until she's caught throwing an unauthorized beachside bash. As punishment, her parents send her off to Napa Valley, where she'll spend her free time working on the family vineyard. Even with her boyfriend, Brian, miles away, Maddy's about to discover that the vineyard is a very romantic place. It's vast, sunny, magical . . . and there's another boy just waiting to steal her heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061253836
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/27/2008
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Hailey Abbott grew up in Southern California, where she split her time between creative writing and creative beaching. She is the author of Getting Lost with Boys, The Secrets of Boys, The Perfect Boy, Waking Up to Boys, The Forbidden Boy, and The Other Boy well as the Summer Boys books and The Bridesmaid. Hailey now lives in New York City.

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The Other Boy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 104 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Maddy Sinclaire is your typical rich girl. She loves to party the night away, has the perfect gorgeous boyfriend, Brian, and she knows that she's about to have the summer of her life. Her parents are headed up to their newly purchased vineyard up in Napa and they're trusting Maddy at home in the city by herself for the entire summer. The first night her parents are gone she throws the ultimate summer party, but then she gets an unexpected visit from her parents. Apparently, they forget a few important documents and had to turn around and crashed the party.

Not trusting Maddy anymore they bring her back with them to Napa to spend the entire summer helping fix up the vineyard. Maddy is devastated that she has to spend the summer away from her friends and Brian and then, on top of that, she is going to be imprisoned in the middle of nowhere!

When she gets to Napa, though, she unexpectedly meets David, the extremely cute son of her dad's business partner and the boy she's going to work with all summer. Although she hates to admit it, Maddy starts wondering if Brian is really the right guy for her, or if David, who's nothing like she is, might just be worth her time.

This was definitely the perfect summer read. Light, fun, and romance-filled -- what girl could resist? While it was your classic clichéd story, I thought it was super-cute and wish that I could be as lucky with guys as Maddy!!! I enjoyed seeing Maddy's character develop from a rich snob to a down-to-earth girl who could appreciate the beauty of nature.

I'm not going to lie, at first I despised Maddy; she was whiny and stuck-up, but as the book progressed she became very likable and relatable. The book was also very funny. The author created a ton of humorous situations where I found myself laughing out loud. For fans of Hailey Abbott's previous books, THE OTHER BOY will not disappoint!
Red-SoxGirl More than 1 year ago
this book definitly has its moments of goodness but most of the time i found it not very interesting and boring. Definitly not what I was expecting from Abbott. I am very sorry to say but the Summer Boys were much better than The Other Boy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've always liked Hailey Abbott as an author and The Other Boy lives up to her reputation that I have for her books. The Other Boy is a quick, fun, and fresh summer read that I enjoyed thoroughly due to the witty humor and the change the main charactor, Maddy undergoes throughout the story! Overall it's another hit from Abbott!
pinkdove27 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for those of you who love reading romance books... Its a great summer book as well.
thekaisu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to give this five stars. I really do.I think Hailey Abbott has a really cute story. Maddy, a spoiled rich girl was sent to Napa for throwing a party in her house without her parents knowing. She was basically a brat who had to get used to life with miles and miles of vineyard around her for the whole summer, which was very different from her life in the city. Then entered David, and slowly, the summer she thought would suck suddenly became so interesting.Maybe I've just read one too many romance chick-lits these past few days, but I wasn't feeling this one so much. There are a lot of very cute moments, and I laughed and giggled while I read it, but it just wasn't enough. It felt different reading this one.But I am so happy for Maddy. Napa changed her, and changed her for the good. She wasn't the spoiled rich brat anymore. And David was sooo much better than Brian. I wonder what happened to Rain? I actually wanted Rain and Maddy to fight over David, just so the story would have a bit of spice. But I'll take what I can get.I think Hailey Abbott's writing is amazing and I am definitely going to read her other books!
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I really enjoyed it. Has the best of both worlds.
onlyminordetails More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: Madeline Sinclaire¿s parents allow her to stay home while they go to Napa Valley for the summer. Her parents end up coming back early and catch her throwing a party at the house. They are infuriated and sentence her to spend the rest of her summer with them at their vineyard. This means she¿ll be away from her friends and away from her boyfriend, Brian. She¿s reluctant to enjoy the two months there. The place is unlike what she¿s accustomed to in San Francisco. She gets commissioned by her father to fix up a wine tasting room with David, his business partner¿s very gorgeous son. David is more enthusiastic about the job that Maddie is. At first they get off on the wrong foot (of course). They go around to other places for ideas on how to decorate and design the place. They spend a lot of time together working. She actually begins to enjoy being up at the vineyard. And she¿s enjoying the time with David. Will summer turn out better than she thought? I¿ve read several Hailey Abbott books over the years. They have all been nice light reads. This one was very cute. Very cute. I liked all the characters and the way that Maddie grew along the way. I could go back and read this one again. My Rating: Very Good... Stay up late
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