Picks and Pans Review: The Boy Next Door

UPDATED 12/02/2002 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 12/02/2002 at 01:00 AM EST

by Meggin Cabot

After hitting the bestseller lists (and the movie box office jackpot) with her Princess Diaries series for teen readers, Cabot turns her attention to twentysomethings. An epistolary novel for the e-mail set, The Boy Next Door finds gossip reporter Mel Fuller in the enchanted land of New York City. She yearns for serious news—and a serious boyfriend. Her chance at both comes when an assailant leaves her elderly neighbor in a coma, and a cute guy claiming to be the hospitalized woman's grandson moves in.

In Cabot's fairy tale, when Prince Charming isn't who he says he is, he turns out to be even better. And Mel has an address book full of online types (her Internet-newbie mom, the chain-gossiping coworkers, the caps-locked pal) to move the story to its happy ending. For e-mail addicts, Boy is a quick fix that's far more entertaining than the forwarded jokes in your inbox. (Avon, $13.95)


Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters