Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
The thing I liked least about this book was the title. The thing I liked most about this book was THIS BOOK! Say What You Will is what happens when Wonder gets to high school. This book affirms that we are all lovable and unlovable, regardless of where we are as people on the able-bodied, able-minded spectrum. Amy and Matthew begin to get to know each other when Matthew is hired by Amy’s parents as her peer-helper, because Amy needs help with many things – she has cerebral palsy, uses a walker and a computer voice box, and can’t eat solid foods. On the other hand she is hella smart, creative and determined to be a part of the high school experience. Matthew, while his body works just fine, has a mind that is constantly tricking him into doing things over and over again, counting and ordering and clearing. He has undiagnosed OCD which separates him from his peers. Their story is complicated, but isn’t love always?
Definitely check out this book if you enjoyed John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars or Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park.
Review by Ms. Rosenkrantz