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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Say What You Will (YA)

Book #65 Read in 2014
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern (YA)

This is the author's first foray into young adult literature and she does a wonderful job.  This book focuses on Ami, a high school student with Cerebral Palsy, and Matthew, one of her schoolmates with OCD.  Ami wants her senior year to be special so she convinces her parents and the school to do away with adult aides for her, hiring classmates in their stead.  She has four helpers--Sanjay, Sarah, Chloe and Matthew.  Secretly, Ami is using this as a way to get to know Matthew better....he intrigues her since he is the only one who speaks to her honestly.  The two begin a friendship that is not without its bumps, but has huge benefits for both.

McGovern's writing shows a talent for creating great characters...complex and multi-layered, but also real.  I read this book in a day because I just could not put it down.  I came to care about these characters and wanted to see how things ended up for them. 

I received this book in exchange for a honest review through the Amazon Vine program.

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