A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck

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Read A Short History of the Girl Next Door Online Free - The unrequited love of the girl next door is the centerpiece of this fiercely funny, yet heart-breaking debut novel.

Fifteen-year-old Matt Wainwright is in turmoil. He can’t tell his lifelong best friend, Tabby, how he really feels about her; his promising basketball skills are being overshadowed by his attitude on the court, and the only place he feels normal is in English class, where he can express his inner thoughts in quirky poems and essays. Matt is desperately hoping that Tabby will reciprocate his feelings; but then Tabby starts dating Liam Branson, senior basketball star and all-around great guy. Losing Tabby to Branson is bad enough; but, as Matt soon discovers, he’s close to losing everything that matters most to him.

Humorous and heart-wrenching, A Short History of the Girl Next Door is perfect for readers who fell in love with All the Bright Places' Finch or Stargirl’s Leo.

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ISBN : 1524716073
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Suzanne rated it ★★★★★

October 01, 2017

Quick read that is funny and very emotional. The bitterness of unrequited love does not escape any of us does it? Really this story can be described in three words: beautiful, funny, and heartbreaking.

Laura rated it ★★★★★

April 26, 2016

I may be biased, as I am his literary agent...but I could not stop laughing and crying and hugging my laptop, because this book is that great.

Laura rated it ★★★★☆

August 21, 2017

“There’s a fine line between laughter and pain. And I think, sometimes, it’s the only thing you can do with your pain. Sometimes things suck so bad that you just have to laugh at it.” A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck is a sweet, hilarious, emotional read. A book that introduces...

Ren (A Bookish Balance) rated it ★★★★★

September 26, 2017

The Short History of the Girl Next Door was my most anticipated release of 2017, and I am very happy to say that it did not disappoint. Sometimes you just know a book is going to be special. We follow a 15-year-old boy named Matt who is in love with his neighbour and best friend Tabby. Unfortunat...

Alexa rated it ★★★★☆

August 15, 2017

I'll be extremely honest and tell you that, about a third of the way through this story, I wasn't quite sure how I felt about this story. But it surprised me - in a good way! Despite the fact that I'm not much for basketball, and that there were things in this one that made me squint my eyes a bi...

Michelle rated it ★★★★☆

October 02, 2017

**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net** A Short History of the Girl Next Door is a standalone young adult novel by Jared Reck. This book totally wrecked me. It was completely unexpected, in such a good way. A Short History of the Girl Next Door is so differ...

nancy rated it ★★★★★

May 01, 2017

A Short History of the Girl Next Door made me cry and laugh and cry some more...until all the words were gone and I was left wanting more from Jared Reck. This unrequited love story takes an honest and unflinching look at the missed opportunities that can haunt us, especially at an age when love...

Sam rated it ★★★★★

October 09, 2017

This heartfelt and funny story of love, friendship, and family broke my heart, but was terribly lovely. I have a physical book hangover from all the crying, but I loved all the moments I shared with Matt. I finished this book back in September, but I still don't think I will be able to properly a...

Mandy rated it ★★★★☆

September 12, 2017

Well, I cried, so well done, book, well done. You made a non book crier shed a few tears because you hit so ridiculously hard in the feels. Only issue I had with this book: the slow beginning. Had I not known that there was going to a bit kind of twist that had me laughing one minute to crying to...

Lauren rated it ★★★★☆

July 06, 2017

Ugh. Why was I surprised that this book broke my heart when the word "heartbreaking" was literally in the synopsis?? I'm not sure what I was expecting but it was totally not this. There was a lot of pining and basketball and then WHAM. Ugh x 2. I don't know what to say but this was a really incre...

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