Book Review: Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys By Kate Brian

megan-meadeMegan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys By Kate Brian

Goodreads Synopsis: When she was nine, Megan Meade met a group of terrible, mean, Popsicle-goo-covered boys, the sons of her father’s friend — the McGowan boys. Now, seven years later, Megan’s army doctor parents are shipping off to Korea and Megan is being sent to live with the little monsters, who are older now and quite different than she remembered them.

Living in a house with seven boys will give Megan, who has never even been kissed, the perfect opportunity to learn everything there is to know about boys. And she’ll send all her notes to her best friend, Tracy, in…

Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys

Observation #1: Being an army brat sucks. Except that this is definitely a better alternative to moving to Korea.Observation #2: Forget evil, laughing, little monsters. These guys have been touched by the Abercrombie gods. They are a blur of toned, suntanned perfection.

Observation #3: I need a lock on my door. STAT.

Observation #4: Three words: six-pack abs.

Observation #5: Do not even get me started on the state of the bathroom. I’m thinking of calling in a hazmat team. Seriously.

Observation #6: These boys know how to make enemies. Big time.

Megan Meade will have to juggle a new school, a new family, a new crush — on the boy next door, as in next bedroom door — and a new life. Will she survive the McGowan boys?


My Review: Okay so I have to say this book was a huge surprise to me. I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did. Mainly because it was a book that hasn’t been on my radar of books I need to read. I just wanted to read it because I bought it a while back and has been sitting in my iBooks library for a bit. What came as a random pick became a pleasant surprise.

So this book is about a girl named Megan whose family is always on the move because of her dad’s job. Her Mom and Dad tell her they have to move again to South Korea. Megan doesn’t want to move so far away because she has finally settled down in their current location. Her parents tell her that their friends have offered to take Megan in while her parents move. So she moves in with them. The thing is her parents friends have 7 boys. So Megan learns that living with so many boys is a big challenge but accepts the challenge. Megan is in for one interesting ride.

The first thing I loved about this book is there is a character named Regina. My name is Regina and I’m always excited to watch and read things with it. I do feel like a lot of time Reginas get a bad rep. So this was exciting to not only see my name but also deal with a Regina who isn’t evil.

The second part I loved was all the drama. This book had a lot of it. I have to say I did get a little emotional at one point but I overall really enjoyed it. I could have seen this being like a movie or even a tv show. It kept me engaged and anxious to find out what was going to happen next and how everything was going to play out.

The third part that I really enjoyed was Megan. I felt she was a great main character. I really liked how she spoke what was on her mind and decided to stand up for herself in moments when she felt she needed to. There is so much going on and she’s also in this new environment with people she barley knows trying to make the best of it. It’s tough on her and I loved seeing her deal with the situations given to her. She is someone I inspire to be like this coming year.

Overall I really enjoyed this. I’m glad I finally decided to read this. I was kinda beating myself over this because it took me so long to get to it. I wish there was a second book to this. I just want more Megan in my life. I highly recommend if you like young adult books filled with lots of drama and some romance in there. It’s a fun read.

Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars


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