Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Book review: Every last word

If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling.

Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off.

Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn't help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she'd be trulycrazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam's weekly visits to her psychiatrist.

Caroline introduces Sam to Poet's Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more "normal" than she ever has as part of the popular crowd . . . until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.

My Review:

I won this book in a blogger giveaway. Namely, Kimberly from Bookworm Book Reviews. Not even a review was required in exchange, but what else am I going to do with a book? 
Oh. My. God. I love this book. As if having a main character with a disability (gift?) who shows OUTSTANDING character development isn't enough, the twist near the end if the book made me close it, put it down, and tell all my coworkers how amazing the book was. Would buy for myself, would buy for a friend, Would definitely, definitely, definitely recommend this book to read.

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