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Monday, July 21, 2014

A possible sequal to Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Say What You Will

Say What You Will

By: Cammie McGovern

Genre:  YA fiction

Pages: 343

Published: 2014

Read: July

4.5 out of 5

This book is referenced to being a cross between The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.  I completely agree with the similarities of Eleanor & Park, but I didn’t see much of TFiOS. Rather I felt it was a sequel to Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. In that novel, Melody is an 11 year old confined to a wheelchair, doesn’t have the ability to speak, but was extremely intelligent. Amy shares all these characteristics, but is a high school senior and is desperately seeking peer friendships and shows interest in boys and sex. I really enjoyed the story and appreciated the idea McGovern introduced – that severely disabled individuals desire intimate relationships and even sex. However, the reason I only gave the book 4.5 stars versus 5 is because she takes the idea too far and I started to feel that Amy was slimy and a slut. If you can get over that, I recommend this book, especially to those that enjoyed Out of My Mind

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