Feelings are enigmatic yet vital to humans. Matt Wainwright narrates his erratic emotions in the book A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck. Matt is a socially awkward athlete who is in love with his best friend. Juggling school, sports, his family and friends around, Matt overall seems like a normal teenager. Everything goes downhill when his best friend starts dating the most popular guy in school. After a bewildering incident, Matt’s emotions are at the peak.
The reader feels a diverse amount of emotions during this book, including happiness, heartbreak and nostalgia. The cover represents how much Matt’s best friend meant to him, as it shows one colored window with the rest being a different uniform color. A Short History of the Girl Next Door is suggested for anyone who wants to feel strong emotions.