Say What You Will (Paperback)

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"Amy and Matthew have known of each other since elementary school but have never really spoken to one another. That soon changes after Matthew becomes Amy's peer assistant. Amy has cerebral palsy and speaks through a computer. Matthew sees through her cheerful optimism and Amy sees Matthew's quirks for what they really are, OCD. Soon their friendship turns into something more. This is a well told story that gives voice to those not often heard from, teens with disabilities."

— Jannis Mindel

"Can Camy (with cerebral palsy and talking through a voice box) and Matthew (with his own problems) ever become friends? Readers will care for these characters and cheer for their determination to open themselves up to life."

— Barb Katz


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062271112
ISBN-10: 0062271113
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Pages: 368
Language: English