Review : Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern 

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.  (From: Goodreads)

Title: Say What You Will 

Author: Cammie McGovern 

Genres: YA, contemporary 

Publisher: HarperTeen (US), 2015

Edition: paperback, 343 pages 

⭐⭐ stars!!!

“Since the first time you talked to me, I have had a fantasy about you and I being boyfriend and girlfriend.”


It’s a story about hemiplegia v.s. OCD.

Amy had hemiplegia.  She needed to use a computer stuff like Stephen Hawking.  You could also watch Speechless on ABC to get the idea.

Matthew had OCD.  His condition was extreme but he didn’t think so at first.

Things I Liked About It 

– the info 

The story let me know more about hemiplegia.  

Things I Disliked About It 

– the plot 

The plot was all fine before at the end of high school, Amy got pregnant.   What the exact fuck is that?  That was some other kid’s baby.  However, she asked Matthew to the baby’s father?  Could it be any worse?  Yes, it could because Matthew said yes.  Whaaaaat?  These two characters were all great before this pregnancy stuff.  And then pregnancy came, they both became brainless.  Amy told Matthew that she loved him all along even though she slept with some other guy.  Ha Ha Ha.  Like I’m gonna believe that.  Well, Matthew did believe that.  *shaking my head violently + sighing dramatically*


You should pick up this book if you 

– have watched Speechless and liked it 

– want to know more about hemiplegia 

You should stay away from it if you 

– don’t like brainless characters 


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