The Boy Next Door

The Boy Next Door

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Maddy Spier has been in love with the boy next door forever. As his figure skating partner she spends time in his arms every day. But she's also seen his arms around other girls - lots of other girls. Gabe can't imagine skating with anyone but Maddy, and together they have a real chance at winning some serious gold medals. So, he's determined to keep thinking of her like a sister. After all, he's never had a romantic relationship that lasted for more than two weeks. But when their coach assigns a new romantic skating program, everything changes. Will this be the big break that Maddy's been hoping for or the big breakup that Gabe has always feared?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 138 x 209 x 24mm | 316g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250061466
  • 9781250061461
  • 737,803

Review quote

"Fans of ice-skating and romance will fall in love with this debut novel." --School Library Journal

" Van Ark's story of two skating partners is hot enough to melt the ice." --Romantic Times

"Guaranteed to warm even the coldest heart." --Justine

"This story pulled me in from the beginning and kept me hooked until the end. Each voice is authentic and even the parents are fleshed out and realistic-something that doesn't always happen in YA fiction. Plenty of misunderstandings and make-ups, both part of teen relationships. I was left rooting for Maddy and Gabe both on and off the ice." --AliasLibrarian, reader on
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About Katie Van Ark

Katie Van Ark is a member of SCBWI and RWA and a student at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She enjoys reading, writing, and of course figure skating. She lives in Michigan with two daughters, two cats, and one very patient husband, who was also her high school sweetheart. THE BOY NEXT DOOR is her debut novel.
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Rating details

1,915 ratings
3.46 out of 5 stars
5 22% (426)
4 27% (521)
3 30% (584)
2 14% (276)
1 6% (108)
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