The Boy is Back by Meg CabotThe Boy is Back by Meg Cabot

The Boy is Back

byMeg Cabot

Paperback | October 18, 2016

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In this brand-new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a scandal brings a young man back home to the small town, crazy family, and first love he left behind.

Reed Stewart thought he’d left all his small town troubles—including a broken heart—behind when he ditched tiny Bloomville, Indiana, ten years ago to become rich and famous on the professional golf circuit.  Then one tiny post on the Internet causes all of those troubles to return . . . with a vengeance.

Becky Flowers has worked hard to build her successful senior relocation business, but she’s worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart ever existed. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him when he returns—until his family hires her to save his parents.

Now Reed and Becky can’t avoid one another—or the memories of that one fateful night.  And soon everything they thought they knew about themselves (and each other) has been turned upside down, and they—and the entire town of Bloomville—might never be the same, all because The Boy Is Back.

Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana on February 1, 1967. She recieved a fine arts degree from Indiana University, Meg moved to New York City, intent upon pursuing a career in freelance illustration. Illustrating, however, soon got in the way of Meg's true love, writing, and so she abandoned it and got a job as the assistant mana...
Title:The Boy is BackFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:October 18, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062378775

ISBN - 13:9780062378774

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Meg Cabot class Absolutely loved this book. It had everything I love about Meg Cabot books :)
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny as always This book was so much fun to read. It was laugh out loud funny and neat to see the family dynamics. Reed's parents are just the perfect kind of nuttiness.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I loved the writing style and the story! It was well written and hilarious!
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Read it and finished it a few days ago. Loved it but was confused on somethings. You'd have to have read the other books (I haven't) to understand fully. #plumrewards
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favorite. It's not my favorite book from Meg Cabot but it's enjoyable.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! I've waited so long for another book! It was such a fun read, I didn't even set it down! I love Meg Cabot's writing style, can't wait for more! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just plain fun to read! Meg Cabot is the author of a number of series, but my favourite is the 'Boy' series. The fourth book, The Boy is Back, has just released - and I think it's the one I've enjoyed the most. All can be read as standalones though. Reed Stewart and Becky Flowers were high school sweethearts - everyone thought they were the perfect couple. Until prom night when something happened - and that was the last night they ever saw or spoke to each other. Fast forward ten years. Reed's elderly parents are in trouble and Reed's brother and sister have asked him to come home to help. A great set-up all round - with the main thread being will Becky and Reed rekindle their romance? As with any good chick-lit book, there's a whole lot of yes/no/maybe so. (A whole lot of no from Becky's side of the table!) Playing just as big a role in the plot are the family relationships amongst various members of both the Stewart and Flowers families. I found myself laughing out loud many times (Becky's mom's Blessie Sticks quite amused me). And just as often nodding my head at interactions and discussions I think every family has had. The supporting cast was fun, quirky and (mostly) lovable. What makes this book so much fun to read is the epistolary format Cabot has chosen to use. The entire tale is told in texts, chats, emails, online reviews, journal entries, newspaper stories, cell phone screen shots, photos, flyers, transcripts and more. I feel like I'm eavesdropping a bit, with insider knowledge of what's going on from numerous sources. But it's so easy to get drawn into this style of storytelling, just wondering what's on the next page. There's not much doubt as to how things will turn out, but I loved the journey to the final pages. If you're looking for an easy, fun read, The Boy is Back is perfect!
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it! Romantic, light-hearted, and laugh-out-loud funny! This is an intriguing story that takes us on a journey through the trials of elderly parents, crazy siblings, teenage struggles, and enduring love. The writing style is unconventional, with the narration being told completely through text messages, emails, and journal entries, but is nevertheless smooth, clear, and easy to follow. And the characterization is perfection, with an incredible cast of characters who are charming, witty, quirky, fun, real, and loveable. Overall this story is brimming with humour, emotion, familial dynamics, small-town hijinks and second-chance romance, and it is hands down one of the funniest rom-coms I have read this year.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Second chance love told in a new and different way Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and I am an employee of Indigo Canada. Reading a Meg Cabot book is a little like drinking champagne, or having a picnic- you basically know that you will have fun although you don’t know precisely how much fun you are going to have. For me, this book was a lot of fun. The Boy is Back is a second-chance love story perfect for fans of chicklit (a la Sophie Kinsella or Graham Simsion). The book tells a somewhat familiar story – local boy is banished and leaves home – but he makes good and becomes famous and doesn’t return for many years – until something goes wrong and the boy has to return home and face those he left behind, including his high school girlfriend. In this book, Reed Stewart is a pro golfer who makes the decision to return home when he discovers that his parents may be experiencing mental difficulties (I don’t want to spoil anything). He is quickly reacquainted with Becky Flowers, his high school girlfriend, who is not exactly happy to see him since he has ignored her attempts at communication since he left. Becky runs a business where she helps people downsize when it is time to move to smaller houses or nursing homes. She is hired to help Reed’s parents, which is how they find themselves thrown together time after time. Just a note of warning: the book is entirely written in texts, emails, product reviews, journal entries, and other short forms. It doesn’t have traditional chapters and it doesn’t have regular conversations between the characters – instead the reader is told of the conversation after the fact with the use of one of the short forms. For me, this affected the immediacy of what was happening in the story – instead of anything happening in the present, it all happened in the past and so it was different from what I’m used to, although executed very well. For those who may be wondering, I understand that this is a conclusion of sorts to her Boy series; however, even though I haven’t read any of the other books, I didn’t find this one difficult to follow as it had different main characters. So, if you’re in the mood for a quick, light second chance love story that is non-traditionally told, I recommend that you pick up The Boy is Back and get lots of warm fuzzies. I rate it four stars.
Date published: 2016-10-05

Editorial Reviews

“I loved The Boy is Back. Wit, warmth, humor and romance, this book has all the elements of a Meg Cabot book.”