- “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I’m waiting on…
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
to be published on March 27, 2014 by HarperTeen
contemporary | romance
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.
1. The premise sounds awesome. It sounds like it’ll be a tearjerker, really, which I would absolutely love. My favorite books are the ones that make me cry and get all the feels, so this one looks really good. And I may not be a fan of illness books, but I think the illnesses used here are kind of unique for a YA contemporary (there’re too many books with cancer now) and I’d love to read about them!
2. The new cover is adorable! The typography, the colors and everything look good together and I just want this on my shelf! But I think this version’s only available in ebook format. You can view the other version here.