Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Blog Tour (Review): Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

Welcome on my tour stop of PH tour for contemporary romance, Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern. Check out the other blogs participating the tour here.

Say What You Will
by Cammie McGovern

Genre: YA, contemporary, romance
Published June 3rd 2014 by HarperTeen
Source: Publisher

Blurb (Goodreads):
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.

My Thoughts:

I was pretty excited with Say What You Will because contemporary romance is my "thing" in 2014. Apart from that, I admit that the sentence that sold me was the comparison with The Fault in Our Stars and Eleanor & Park--because I loved both books--including that cute cover.

Amy had a cerebral palsy while Matthew had OCD. Nonetheless, they became closer and helped each other with their weaknesses. The plot was okay, I liked it. I also liked the characters even though I'm not fully connected with them. There was a plot twist--which I love in books--but not that much here. I was hoping for a strong emotional experience but what I feel then was annoyance.

After reading Say What You Will, I can now agree with what they claim as The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor & Park. TFioS in way the characters are made--imperfect yet found comfort and friendship with each other. E&P the way the book was told and the story unfolds. What makes this book differ from the two books was the ending. I'm glad that it didn't frustrate me.

Say What You Will is not as light nor heavy as I think. It is silly and funny in a good way, but can also cause irritation due to the unfortunate miscommunications. Still, this book is worth the read.

*Thank you so much Megan and HarperCollins International for the review copy in exchange of honest review!



  1. Aww, too bad you didn't like it that much :( I'm still excited to read this though! :3

    PS. I read your reply on my comment on your blogversary giveaway :p I hope it'll not be a full-on 'job' feeling to write reviews. That sometimes dampen you on saying what your really want to say about the book itself :p

    1. I guess I've read too many books with the same theme. You're borrowing it, right? :)

      That sometimes happen. But if I really, really loved a book, it will be easy for me to write a review (or sometimes not). It depends, actually. I don't want to think this is a burden because it's what I want too. LOL :P

    2. Aww, that's why. :( YES, PLEASE. :) I'll return 'This Song Will Save Your LIfe' on the same day... PLUS my overdue GELATO! <3

      Haha, blogging and you = it's complicated ;)

  2. I've seen this book around a lot lately and it sounds very good, although contemporaries aren't really my thing.


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