Review: Say What You Will

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Say What You Will
Followed by: Stand alone
Genres:  Young Adult,  Contemporary,  Romance, Health

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 is such an amazingly sweet story. I love how their relationship blooms into love. The characters are relatable which made reading easy. Amy is smart, book smart and I loved that about her. Matthew is the character I relate to most. I like who he is as a character and what part he plays in this story. I thought it would be more emotional, but it didn’t bring as much feelings as I hopped or thought. But I think that’s how it’s meant to be. More of a light hearted, playful, story of outcasts coming together. I like how Amy isn’t a normal girl, a lead character with cerebral palsy, being different doesn't mean you can’t be happy, live like other, or love like other; being yourself and have friends. At the start of this book Amy had only her mom by the end she has more than she ever thought she would! It may of took a rollercoaster but she got there.

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