Matthew Quick (Photo Credit: Alicia Bessette)
Matthew Quick is an American author of fiction for adults and young adults. He grew up in New Jersey, and got his degree in English literature and secondary education from La Salle University, and his MFA from Goddard College. After teaching for several years, Matthew left his job to become a novelist. He and his wife, fellow novelist Alicia Bessette, live in North Carolina.

Matthew Quick made his debut as a novelist in 2008 with the novel The Silver Linings Play Book. Below is a list of Matthew Quick’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Silver Linings Play Book(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sorta Like a Rockstar(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Boy21(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Good Luck of Right Now(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love May Fail(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Every Exquisite Thing(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reason You're Alive(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Matthew Quick Synopsis: In Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick, Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom’s boyfriend kicked them out, Amber, her mom, and her totally loyal dog, Bobby Big Boy (aka Thrice B) have been camped out in the back of Hello Yellow (the school bus her mom drives). Still, Amber, the self-proclaimed princess of hope and girl of unyielding optimism, refuses to sweat the bad stuff. But when a fatal tragedy threatens Amber’s optimism – and her way of life, can Amber continue to be the rock star of hope? With an oddball cast of characters, and a heartwarming, inspiring story, this novel unveils a beautifully beaten-up world of laughs, loyalty, and hard-earned hope. The world is Amber’s stage, and Amber is, well… she’s kind of a rock star, right?

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