Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys

Kate Brian wrote a wonderful story in this book. Here is Amazon’s descripton


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?


This book was a very quick and hilarious read. For a girl who claims to be very inexperienced, and can barely talk to boys, Megan learns very quickly. She is able to draw Miller out of his shell, learns how to stand up to the boys, and is even able to dethrone the queen of the soccer team. She does all of this just by being herself and without being mean.

I love that her and Finn kissed. I would have been very disappointed if she had ended up with Evan, and I am very glad that it ended up being Finn. I also love that she connected with Sean over the motorcycles.

She even went out of her way to save Doug from being suspended, or expelled, even though he had never said one nice word to her.

My issues with the book:

  • How was she able to convince her parents to let her stay with the McGowan’s after she told them she wanted to go to Korea. Most parents would at least want an explanation and there was no mention of any in this book.
  • Does she end up with Finn? Do they kiss again? Do his parents let them date?
  • What happens next?! The ending was way too vague.
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