What I Read: Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern. It’s a young adult novel. It has 343 pages and I give It a 3 out of 5 stars rating.
How it starts: This book is mainly about the two main characters, Amy and Matthew. Amy has a cerebral palsy disorder, where she cannot walk except with a talker, or talk except with a voice box. Mathew lives with the obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD) which makes daily tasks hard for him. Amy is in need of peer helpers and decided instead of an adult her senior year, she wanted her peer helpers to be kids from school. She reaches out to Matthew in hopes of him becoming one. Soon enough, he does.
How it gets complicated: There’s not really much that makes the book get complicated. Maybe that’s why I kind of procrastinated with this one. During Amy and Matthew’s senior year, Matthew starts falling in love with her. But as Amy goes to college, she finds out she’s pregnant. Matthew assumes it’s his because Amy had told him that she never did it with anyone and that there would be no one else. But turns out it’s not and it’s another one of her peers who got her pregnant. During college, she just gets worse and worse.
What I liked: I like stories where the characters aren’t perfect, and in this one, they’re not… which isn’t a bad thing. I liked reading Amy and Matthew falling for each other.
What I disliked: It wasn’t exciting enough to want to read it in my spare time. It was a very basic love story. I mean the way it goes isn’t but I mean, what else could you expect when two people fall in love.
Recommendation: I know some people hate when the characters are always perfect so this would be good for anyone who likes them imperfect. Also for anyone who likes love stories and young adult fiction.