A match made in heaven? She has CP; he's OCD. Well, maybe not.
Read this awesome YA work of contemporary fiction to discover what happens between Amy and Matthew. And be prepared for a few surprises along the way.
Definitely for fans of The Fault in Our Stars and Eleanor & Park. — Gail King
Amy can only speak with the aid of a voicebox. She can't walk more than a few steps without assistance. Matthew has obsessive worries. When Matthew begins helping Amy, a relationship begins to take shape. But can their friendship weather all that their lives have in store? Wonder meets Eleanor and Park in this authentic romance with beautifully crafted characters. — Marika McCoola
The YA novel "Say What You Will" by Cammie McGovern features a young girl, who is nonverbal & communicates through a computer, who falls in love with a young boy, who has OCD to the point that he taps lockers, counts classroom chairs, & checks faucets after repeatedly washing his hands. If you liked The Fault in Our Stars, try this new realistic fiction featuring star-crossed lovers, who make tough choices as they find their place in society.
Spoiler alert: This tale shows the unintended consequences of stereotyping, underaged drinking, and unplanned pregnancy. Both protagonists survive, but the ending isn't neatly tied up with a cinematic "happily-ever-after." — Bonnie Winchester
“A unique and unforgettable love.” —Teen Vogue
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.
Cammie McGovern is the author of Say What You Will as well as the adult novels Neighborhood Watch, Eye Contact, and The Art of Seeing. Cammie is also one of the founders of Whole Children, a resource center that runs after-school classes and programs for children with special needs. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her husband and three children.