During my trip to Winter Park, I read two books. The first was A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck.

This is my first post completely dedicated to a book review. I’m still playing with how to organize my thoughts. I’m including the Amazon description because, if it’s not broken… Then, followed by my opinion of the book. Hope you enjoy it!

Amazon Description

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.

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.

My Review

I chose A Short History of the Girl Next Door because it’s one of the shortest books on my 2018 book list. It’s a cute coming-of-age story, but very predictable. I liked the shorter chapters, because you can easily read a chapter while waiting to board or deplane. I also enjoyed the overdramatic movie director in Matt’s head. It reminded me a bit of the movie trailer music in The Holiday.

I enjoyed it and would recommend it for a light/easy/quick read.