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Say What You Will

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Compelling misfits, touching romance, mature themes.

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Teens who loved The Fault in Our Stars will really enjoy SAY WHAT YOU WILL. It's a sweet, complicated, and compelling romance in which medical issues are prominent but aren't the defining characteristics of the two protagonists.

The writing in adult-novelist Cammie McGovern's YA debut doesn't quite sparkle like John Green's in TFIOS, but Amy and Matthew are utterly believable as characters. Their disabilities make them human, but it's their flaws that make them relatable. The deepening friendship between them takes unexpected twists and turns that will keep readers absorbed in and engaged with their story, and the ending should spark some interesting discussions about where their relationship is headed.

Book Details

  • Author: Cammie McGovern
  • Genre: Romance
  • Topics: Friendship , High School
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
  • Publication date: June 3, 2014
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 17
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Audiobook (abridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: March 20, 2019

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