Author : Tamara Ireland Stone
Price: 10$ Paperback US/ 10.99 Canada
Publishing group: Disney Hyperion
My rating for the book: 5/5
As I have finished the book Every Last Word (Which I think should’ve been named Every Last Tear, as I was crying several times throughout the story) by Tamara Ireland Stone (An amazing author who I had a chance to meet, talk to and get all of her books signed).
So as this post may contain spoilers I will tell you what the book is about and than I will go into the spoiler part.
So this book according to goodreads is about, “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.”
As I was reading this book I knew I had to review this book. I am passionate about reading all types of books and when I read this one I knew automatically that it was going to be a very unique and diverse book that would touch the readers hearts.
OKAY SO WHILE I WAS READING THIS BOOK I COULDN’T DEAL WITH ANY OF MY EMOTIONS. I MEAN SO MUCH SHIT HAPPENED AT ONCE. I JUST CAN’T. LIKE I AM CRYING WHILE WRITING THIS REVIEW RIGHT NOW. I DON’T EVEN KNOW IF THEY ARE HAPPY OR SAD TEARS. MAYBE BOTH SINCE I AM HAPPY WITH THE ENDING AND THE BOOK IN GENERAL BUT IT ENDED AND THAT MAKES ME INCREDIBLY SAD. LIKE, I CAN’T EVEN. WRUGPBrwdo;jvl cs;ahivbLJV SHDKVBJ;NDJB;ANA’G;Njgbahnijbibj[renj.
Okay now I am calm. Let us get to the spoiler part of the review now.
(who are we kidding I am currently crying my eyes out still, probably running my computer with the water that is falling from me eyes, but who cares?????? Right??????)
As I was reading this book I went inside of the mind of someone who has OCD. Allowing for me to understand, not experience, but understand; as I don’t have OCD I cannot relate to the book, but I have talked to some people who do have it and have read the book.
This book may be a little triggering.
I love the whole concept of the poetry in the book as it spoke to me in a deeper level. But hey that is just me so…………………………………
The relationships in this book literally made my heart flutter so freAKING MUCH. LIKE OMG SO MUCH OTP LOVE, UGHHHHHHHHH
*falls to the ground and stats swimming in a pool of my tears*
The plot of this book was well thought out as I was reading it at least it seemed like that to me. I read the end of the book (You know the Acknowledgements and everything) and as I was reading it Tamara talked about all the research she did, how she knew people with OCD and how she talked to professionals as well.
I believe that if you like books is surrounded by mental illness than this is the book for you, yet t can be cheerful at moments too, so don’t let you steer the mind.
In conclusion, this book is definitely a buy and it should be on either your shopping list, TBR or you should have already read it.
If you read this aswell comments below and tell me your thoughts and opinions on this book or any other book Tamara Ireland Stone has wrote.
Here is the link to her book on Amazon:
Also here is a poem that was in the story that I love: