Monday, August 11, 2014

Mainstream-mini Review: Say What You Will By Cammie McGovern

Say What You Will By Cammie McGovern
Published By HarperTeen March 2014

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.

~ My Review ~

** Copy received from the publisher (Harper Collins) at ALA 2014, in exchange for an honest review**
Oh my goodness. This is such a fabulous book. I was absolutely engulfed by it. Say What You Will is a YA book that will teach you [the reader] to say what you should. Its written with such a beautiful voice, that it stand miles above others in its genre. It is a contemporary story, about a girl with cerebral palsy and a boy with dibilatating problems of his own, who bond with each other and find it extremely hard to let go. It is their adventure of discovering life and heartache and becoming their own person. I just feel so good about this book. Say What You Will opens your eyes to the struggles of someone with a disability, be it physical or mental. It is unique, with such an original POV; told from both Amy and Matthew's perspective. You will love these characters. You will also see how realistic the trials are that these characters face. This book hit home with me and I'm sure it will with many other readers too. This is a must read!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Super Awesome Giveaway!

Hey all you bookish people! I have a really neat giveaway for you!
While I was at ALA I picked up several titles that were the second book in a series. Some of these I already owned and the others, well, I just don't have time to start a new series. That's not to say that these aren't totally worth it! That's why I decided to pass them along to one lucky book fiend.
So, without further ado, here's what you can win...

Sorry, my kitty is not included in the box. But I gave up trying to get a picture without him in it. If you can't tell, the title he is covering up with his little paw is Invaded (An Alienated Novel) By Melissa Landers. 

Here's the details: 
Giveaway is for US Residents ONLY (Sorry INTL folks, but I am poor)
There will be one winner
This winner will get all six of the books pictured above. 4 are ARCs and 2 are finished copies. All were obtained from the publisher for review purposes. 
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Giveaway will run for 30 days.
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Winner will be chosen within 72 hours of the giveaway ending. They will then have 48 hours to respond, before another winner will be chosen.