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Say What You Will

On-Sale Date: June 03 2014
Format: Hardcover, 352pp
ISBN# 9780062271105
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Price: $17.99

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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.

Book Description

I want someone who will talk to me honestly about things. You're the only person who ever has. Maybe you don't know this, but when you're disabled almost no one tells you the truth. They feel too awkward because the truth seems too sad, I guess. You were very brave to walk up to the crippled girl and say, essentially, wipe that sunny expression off your face and look at reality. That's what I want you to do next year. Tell me the truth. That's all.

Amy and Matthew didn't know each other, really. They weren't friends. Matthew remembered her, sure, but he remembered a lot of people from elementary school that he wasn't friends with now.

Matthew never planned to tell Amy what he thought of her cheerful facade, but after he does, Amy realizes she needs someone like him in her life.

As they begin to spend more time with each other, Amy learns that Matthew has his own secrets and she decides to try to help him in the same way he's helped her. And when what started out as a friendship turns into something neither of them expected, they realize that they tell each other everything—except the one thing that matters most.

I just finished the book today and I have to say it's one of the most heart-warming books I've read in a while. It emphasizes the fact that life is messy & full of challenges, but that it shouldn't deter you from trying. Great book.

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perfect book i want my own Mathew, nobody likes me bc of my cerebral palsy :(

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perfect book i want my own Mathew, nobody likes me bc of my cerebral palsy :(

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perfect book i want my own Mathew, nobody likes me bc of my cerebral palsy :(

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i have been there. i have cp as well. but that never stopped me from leading a life i have always wanted. that shouldn't stop you either, bc you are more capable of having a wonderful life than you think. Stay strong!

i have been there. i have cp as well. but that never stopped me from leading a life i have always wanted. that shouldn't stop you either, bc you are more capable of having a wonderful life than you think. Stay strong!

perfect book i want my own Mathew, nobody likes me bc of my cerebral palsy :(

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sounds like a great book, i have cerebral palsy myself but mine is better than amy's

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i have been there. i have CP as well, but don't let it stop you from doing what you wanna do in life!

I'm on chapter 28 and I'm really enjoying it so far.

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Wow, thank you for your comment. I made up my mind, I will buy this book. ♥

I'm currently on chapter 20 of this book and it is one of the most amazing books I've read in a long time.

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This book sounds really good! I want to read it so bad!!

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This book sounds really good! I want to read it so bad!!

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