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


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...

Lola rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 22, 2017

What I learned from this book: unrequited love stories are not for readers like me who root for the underdogs. Also, they can be extremely sad. While this is an engaging and humorous enough story, Matt’s unrequited romantic feelings for his neighbour that he keeps concealed made it impossible for...

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.

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.

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...

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...

Taylor rated it ★★★★☆

January 03, 2018

"I don't know what the point of all this is...there are times where there can't possibly be a point. Others, it's like the stars have lined themselves up just for you...I decided, however long I get, if I can spend time with the people I love, I don't really care what the point is." This book suck...

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...

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