The awkwardness of first love, the delicateness of innocence lost, the devastating effects of secrets and lies…
College freshman Alex arrives on campus looking to put her painful past behind her and start a new phase in her life—one without secrets and lies. Then she meets Matthew. A finance major and rock star in the making, he captivates Alex with his green eyes, crooked smile and guitar-playing prowess. A bond is formed and the two teenagers quickly fall head-long into an intense relationship.
But something about the mysterious Matthew troubles Alex, and soon enough she discovers that he’s hiding secrets and lies of his own. The revelation tests the strength of their bond, and a once achingly tender relationship turns tragically wicked.
Suddenly Alex finds herself wrestling with high school demons she thought she’d left behind and fighting to steer her life back on course. Only by facing the stark truth can Alex and Matthew hope to heal the emotional scars and learn to accept, forgive and love.
At turns dark and edgy, but brimming with humor and hope, The Book of Matthew will leave you overwhelmed with nostalgia and reminiscing about your first love.