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A Short History of the Girl Next Door

Jared Reck

Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, this unrequited love story will appeal to fans of Jennifer Niven, John Green, and Jesse Andrews. Seriously, how can you see a person nearly every day of your life and never think a thing of it, then all of a sudden, one day, it's different? You see that goofy grin a thousand times and just laugh. But goofy grin #1,001 nearly stops your heart? Right. That sounds like a bad movie already. Matt Wainwright is constantly sabotaged by the overdramatic movie director in his head. He can't tell his best friend, Tabby, how he really feels about her, he implodes on the JV basketball team, and the only place he feels normal is in Mr. Ellis's English class, discussing the greatest fart scenes in literature and writing poems about pissed-off candy-cane lumberjacks. If this were a movie, everything would work out perfectly. Tabby would discover that Matt's madly in love with her, be overcome with emotion, and would fall into his arms. Maybe in the rain. But that's not how it works. Matt watches Tabby get swept away by senior basketball star and all-around great guy Liam Branson. Losing Tabby to Branson is bad enough, but screwing up and losing her as a friend is even worse. After a tragic accident, Matt finds himself left on the sidelines, on the verge of spiraling out of control and losing everything that matters to him. From debut author Jared Reck comes a fiercely funny and heart-wrenching novel about love, longing, and what happens when life as you know it changes in an instant. "This story broke my heart and made me laugh and gave me hope—and really, what more can you ask of a book than that? I loved it, and I have a feeling you will too." —Jennifer E. Smith, author of Windfall and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight "In the blink of an eye, A Short History of the Girl Next Door goes from hilarious to haunting to harrowing to heartbreaking to hopeful and back. You'll never be sure exactly what kind of tears you're crying. The riotously funny and a

Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, this unrequited love story will appeal to fans of Jennifer Niven, John Green, and Jesse Andrews. Seriously, how can you see a person nearly every day of your life and never think a thing of it, then all of a sudden, one day, it's different? You see that goofy grin a thousand times and just laugh. But goofy grin #1,001 nearly stops your heart? Right. That sounds like a bad movie already. Matt Wainwright is constantly sabotaged by the overdramatic movie director in his head. He can't tell his best friend, Tabby, how he really feels about her, he implodes on the JV basketball team, and the only place he feels normal is in Mr. Ellis's English class, discussing the greatest fart scenes in literature and writing poems about pissed-off candy-cane lumberjacks. If this were a movie, everything would work out perfectly. Tabby would discover that Matt's madly in love with her, be overcome with emotion, and would fall into his arms. Maybe in the rain. But that's not how it works. Matt watches Tabby get swept away by senior basketball star and all-around great guy Liam Branson. Losing Tabby to Branson is bad enough, but screwing up and losing her as a friend is even worse. After a tragic accident, Matt finds himself left on the sidelines, on the verge of spiraling out of control and losing everything that matters to him. From debut author Jared Reck comes a fiercely funny and heart-wrenching novel about love, longing, and what happens when life as you know it changes in an instant. "This story broke my heart and made me laugh and gave me hope—and really, what more can you ask of a book than that? I loved it, and I have a feeling you will too." —Jennifer E. Smith, author of Windfall and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight "In the blink of an eye, A Short History of the Girl Next Door goes from hilarious to haunting to harrowing to heartbreaking to hopeful and back. You'll never be sure exactly what kind of tears you're crying. The riotously funny and a
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Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, this unrequited love story will appeal to fans of Jennifer Niven, John Green, and Jesse Andrews. Seriously, how can you see a person nearly every day of your life and never think a thing of it, then all of a sudden, one day, it's different? You see that goofy grin a thousand times and just laugh. But goofy grin #1,001 nearly stops your heart? Right. That sounds like a bad movie already. Matt Wainwright is constantly sabotaged by the overdramatic movie director in his head. He can't tell his best friend, Tabby, how he really feels about her, he implodes on the JV basketball team, and the only place he feels normal is in Mr. Ellis's English class, discussing the greatest fart scenes in literature and writing poems about pissed-off candy-cane lumberjacks. If this were a movie, everything would work out perfectly. Tabby would discover that Matt's madly in love with her, be overcome with emotion, and would fall into his arms. Maybe in the rain. But that's not how it works. Matt watches Tabby get swept away by senior basketball star and all-around great guy Liam Branson. Losing Tabby to Branson is bad enough, but screwing up and losing her as a friend is even worse. After a tragic accident, Matt finds himself left on the sidelines, on the verge of spiraling out of control and losing everything that matters to him. From debut author Jared Reck comes a fiercely funny and heart-wrenching novel about love, longing, and what happens when life as you know it changes in an instant. "This story broke my heart and made me laugh and gave me hope—and really, what more can you ask of a book than that? I loved it, and I have a feeling you will too." —Jennifer E. Smith, author of Windfall and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight "In the blink of an eye, A Short History of the Girl Next Door goes from hilarious to haunting to harrowing to heartbreaking to hopeful and back. You'll never be sure exactly what kind of tears you're crying. The riotously funny and a

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mike Chamberlain

Length:

7h 22m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:29


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:06


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:35


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:20


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:59


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:41


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:22


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:18


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:13


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:56


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:36


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:36


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:02


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:54


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:21


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:59


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:01


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:02


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:32


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:33


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:54


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:30