The Girl He Used to Know (Novel) Book By Tracey Garvis Graves [Online Reading, Summary, Review, Book, Download, PDF]

 Annika Rose is an English student at the University of Illinois. Anxious in social situations where most people's behavior is confusing, she prefers to be surrounded by the order and discipline of books or the quiet solitude of playing chess.

Jonathan Hoffman joined the chess club and lost his first game, and his heart, before the shy and uncomfortable, but bright and beautiful Annika. Admire her ability to be true to herself, her peculiarities and everything, and accept the challenges involved in the search for a relationship with her. Jonathan and Annika make the best of each other, finding the confidence and courage within themselves to plan a future together. What follows is a tumultuous but tender love story that resists everything except the unforeseen tragedy that separates them, destroying their connection and letting them navigate their lives alone.

Now, a decade later, fate gathers Annika and Jonathan in Chicago. She is living the life she wanted as a librarian. He is a Wall Street genius, recovering from a divorce and looking for a new beginning. The attraction and the strong feelings they once shared are instantly rekindled, but until they face the fears and anxieties that separated them, their second chance will end before it really begins.

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“On the surface, this book might seem like a kind of girl's story meets boy, girl loses-boy, girl-gets-boy-years-years-later. But dig a little and you will find much more. The girl in question is not your usual heroine: she is somewhere in the autistic spectrum. And the boy is not typical either: he is not trying to take advantage of her, he is also trying to heal. Both a touching love story and an interesting view of life on the spectrum, I ran through this in one day and felt all the sensations when life intervened in a way that could have kept them apart forever. I recommend it.

About the Author
Tracey Garvis Graves is one of the best selling authors of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. His debut novel, On the Island, spent 9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into twenty-nine languages ​​and is under development with MGM and Temple Hill Productions for a movie. She is also the author of Uncharted, Covet, Every Time I Think of You, Cherish, Heart-Shaped Hack, and White-Hot Hack, and The Girl she used to know. She is working hard on her next book.

Tracey loves interacting with her readers and can be found on Facebook at and Twitter /tgarvisgraves You can also visit her website at

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