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.



Title : A Short History of the Girl Next Door
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ISBN : 1524716073
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Reviews


Shelby *trains flying monkeys* rated it ★★★☆☆

November 11, 2017

This is one that I have no clue how to rate. I do have to admit that part of it may be the fact that I was stupid enough to read some reviews before I read this one and I got spoiled. DON'T DO THAT. This one has to be read without knowing anything about the plot twists. I also probably would have...


Kelly (and the Book Boar) rated it ★★★★☆

November 27, 2017

This book made me cry actual tears out of my own eyeholes. And I'm a heartless monster. That is all . . . . Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


*TANYA* rated it ★★★★★

November 13, 2017

Grab your tissues!!! A truly a fantastic book!! Going into it figured I’d read another cute young adult book, I was WRONG!! I was completely blown away, COMPLETELY!! The thoughts that went through Matt’s head were honest, vivid, endearing, candid, and raw. Loved it!!! This review isn’t doing any...


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.


Carole rated it ★★★★☆

November 29, 2017

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book really got to me. I mean there were tears with this one. Real tears! I almost never shed tears over books but this one got through my shield. I didn't really know a lot about this book going in. I saw the book offered on Blo...


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 ★★★★☆

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...


Sam rated it ★★★★★

October 21, 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...


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...


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...





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