Title: Say What You Will
Author: Cammie McGovern
Pages: Hardcover, 352
Publication: June 3, 2014
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.
This sounds like such an intense, emotional, and amazing read. I have really high expectations for this one. Like, John Green expectations. I’ve recently been on a contemporary kick, probably because summer is so close, so this book will sate my contemporary fix. Plus, I really love this cover.
Me (probably) after reading this book: