Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Say What You Will - Cammie McGovern

Say What You Will
By Cammie McGovern
Reviewed by Jamie
Published: June 3rd 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 343
ISBN: 0062271105 



John Green's The Fault in Our Stars meets Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park in this beautifully written, incredibly honest, and emotionally poignant novel. Cammie McGovern's insightful young adult debut is a heartfelt and heartbreaking story about how we can all feel lost until we find someone who loves us because of our faults, not in spite of them.

Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can't walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, and crippling fear. Both in desperate need of someone to help them reach out to the world, Amy and Matthew are more alike than either ever realized.

When Amy decides to hire student aides to help her in her senior year at Coral Hills High School, these two teens are thrust into each other's lives. As they begin to spend time with each other, what started as a blossoming friendship eventually grows into something neither expected. (Goodreads)
This book was beautiful. A story about love and friendship and the struggles in balancing the two. With so many unexpected twists and turns I could not put this book down. I think it's great reading a story that focuses on different situations, reading about Amy's brilliance and her own way of working through the world and Matthew's internal struggles made for a very interesting story. I think this book did a great job in spreading an awareness of how people, no matter how different, live their lives and deal with different obstacles and exciting times. How no matter who you are or where you come from, we all experience the same things, just in different ways.

I highly recommend this book! I loved it.

I feel like Matthew thinks this quite often!
5/5 Albi Cats


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