Every Last Word
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
Tamara Ireland Stone
The New York Times bestselling, BookTok sensation, deeply moving novel of friendship, first love, mental health, and belonging, perfect for fans of Girl in Pieces and The Summer of Broken RulesIf 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 truly crazy 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.
Tamara Ireland Stone
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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"This book....read it. It stole my heart and the plot twist was crazy! I wasn't expected that at all. I relate to her to a point. I don't have OCD or a bunch of anxiety like her and I won't pretend that I do, but I relate with not feeling like you belong, then finding that place where you do belong but not thinking that you're deserving of it. I'm kind of going through the same thing right now so it definitely touched my heart. I recommend!"