Happy Friday guys! Why not spend the last day of the school week with a book review, but without any spoilers. I do need your help. Would you rather see me review Lady Midnight next or give my opinion on the Miss Peregrine’s movie trailer? Let me know down in the comments below!
Title: Every Last Word
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis: 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.
About the Author:
My Thoughts: When I saw this book in the library, since that is where I got it from, I knew I was going to love it. I did have to give it a 4/5 because there is this one scene that changed everything – but it doesn’t happen until the end! One thing I loved a lot was the fact that Tamara Ireland Stone did a lot of research on OCD, which like she has Sam, takes over her life. I have a small case of OCD where everything has to organized by letter than size then color. Sometimes it’s okay but sometimes at school it goes crazy because people have no idea how to organize a notebook. The characters are amazingly developed and they make so much sense to the plot. I think the characters make up the whole plot. Without them, I felt like the whole theme of the book would not make sense.
Who Would You Recommend This Book To: I think that people who want a good love story but with a twist would enjoy this book. People who have previously enjoyed a personality change would enjoy this book I feel like anyone would enjoy this book really.
Could You See This As A Movie: I feel like it could be a movie but I really don’t know how I would feel about it. I feel like with a great cast and writers it could be okay but the book is the book seems to be the best version. If it was to become a movie, I would still want to see it but I don’t know if I will LOVE it. The one thing I do know, I could see Jennifer Lawrence or Shailene Woodley as Sam. I feel like they would be one of the best choices for her. I also feel like Chloe Grace Moretz would go good in the movie, maybe as Charlotte but you never know!
What did you think about the book if you have read it? Does it make you want to read it if you haven’t read it? What books do you want me to read next? let me know down in the comments below with what theme you want to see next (Lady Midnight or Miss Peregrine’s movie trailer reaction).