Every Last Word
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Every Last Word

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If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling.

Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off.

Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn't help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she'd be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam's weekly visits to her psychiatrist.

Caroline introduces Sam to Poet's Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more "normal" than she ever has as part of the popular crowd . . . until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.

Title:Every Last Word
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1484705270
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages

    Every Last Word Reviews

  • Khanh (the Grinch)
    Jun 17, 2015

    This book is a saccharine sweet fairy tale version of a very real mental illness, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), as well as the very serious issue of bullying, without true emotional depth. It's...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Jun 01, 2015

    (3.5) This was a really nice read and I think it dealt with mental illness in a respectful way, but I did find it to be a bit inconsistent at times. For the most part I enjoyed it and I loved the poet...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Sep 14, 2016

    4.5 stars.Great. Thank you, book. Knowing what I now know, I’ll have to read you all over again. Bet you’re real happy right now, aren’t ya?Mind-blowing, unexpected turn of events.I fell head ov...

  • Kassidy
    Aug 31, 2014

    A very beautiful and touching story. ...

  • Jessica (priceiswong)
    May 19, 2015

    *I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*What a beautiful book. . Definitely one of the best contemporary books I've read this year. Sam's story was so moving and my h...

  • Josu
    Feb 01, 2016

    #LCÚltimaPalabraTras dos intensos días de lectura, finalmente he terminado de leer Hasta la última palabra. Tamara es una autora que nunca había tocado y que poco me interesaba... hasta ahora. La ...

  • Sophia
    Nov 09, 2014

    i cried for nearly the entire last fifty pages and i can't even tell you why. it's not even sad?? this book is just really beautiful and very well done and so important. i need to go wipe my nose....

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Nov 15, 2014

    Special thanks to NetGalley and Disney Hyperion for this review copy! This book was phenomenal. It was one of the best young adult contemporaries that I've read that deals with mental illness. The mai...

  • Laura Ann
    Aug 12, 2015

    Oh my god. I actually have no words. ...

  • Beverly
    Feb 20, 2016

    O.M.G. this book, I loved it, like legit loved it. It starts out odd, but I think that’s just because I wasn’t really sure what I was getting into, but once I got into it I fell in love! “Every...