• Alex Lopez

The Boy Next Story

Like Little Women, The Boy Next Story by Tiffany Schmidt was a charming homage to the transcendent nature of youth, love, family, and friendship. Rory and her sisters carried the vivaciousness of the March sisters and I enjoyed seeing the parallels between the two works. While A Date With Darcy precedes this work, readers can easily jump into this sequel which centers around the Campbell girls. Tiffany Schmidt has a great talent for writing contemporary YA and there are many heartwarming moments that will keep the pages turning. I also quite liked the length of the book; at 400 pages it was the perfect length to substantiate the story and to satisfy readers (like myself) who were thoroughly enjoying the narrative.

About The Boy Next Story

The Boy Next Story (Bookish Boyfriends #2)

by Tiffany Schmidt

Publisher: Amulet Paperbacks

Release Date: May 21st 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary


The second book in a series where your favorite literary characters come to life, inspired by the timeless classic, Little Women!

There’s no one better than the boy next door. At least not according to Aurora Campbell, fourteen, who has been in love with Tobias May since their very first sandbox kiss. The problem is, he’s in love with her older sister, Merrilee. And Merri is already dating one of his best friends.

Rory is learning all about pining as her class reads The Great Gatsby, a book she doesn’t find “great” at all. Also not great—her GPA, something she needs to fix, quickly, if she’d like to apply for the chance to spend a week studying art with her hero in New York City over winter break. But when Ms. Gregoire assigns her to read Little Women for extra credit, Rory discovers more than she expected—both about herself and Toby. Maybe she wasn’t in love with the boy next door. . . but the boy next story.

Love is complicated, and it’s all about to get even trickier for Rory at Reginald R. Hero Prep . . . where with the help of one quirky English teacher, students’ fantasies come true, often with surprising consequences.

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About the Author

Tiffany Schmidt is the author of Send Me a Sign, Bright Before Sunrise, and Hold Me Like a Breath (Once Upon a Crime Family book 1).

She’s found her happily ever after in Pennsylvania with her saintly husband, impish twin boys, and a pair of mischievous puggles.

You can find out more about her and her books at:, or by following her on Twitter @TiffanySchmidt.

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