Happy book birthday to SAY WHAT YOU WILL by Cammie McGovern! And to celebrate its release, I’m sharing an excerpt and a guest post by Cammie on writing about OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) right here in my blog as part of the tour organized by Pinoy Book Tours. Not familiar with the book? Read on!
Title: Say What You Will
Author: Cammie McGovern
Publisher: Harper Teen
Date of Publication: June 3, 2014
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.
Yesterday, Mr. Book Wonder posted the start of chapter one for y’all to read. You can continue reading it here on my blog!
Continue reading the first chapter tomorrow at My Book Empire!
Now, Cammie has graciously let me share this guest post on her experience and thoughts on writing about OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), which one of the characters, Matthew, has. Go read it below!
About Cammie McGovern
Cammie McGovern was born in Evanston, Illinois, but moved to Los Angeles when she was seven years old. She is the author of three adult novels, The Art of Seeing, Eye Contact, and Neighborhood Watch. Say What You Will will be published by HarperTeen in June, 2014. She currently lives in Amherst, MA, with her husband and three sons, the oldest of whom is autistic.
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