My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“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.
Yes, Samantha does appear to be like her teen counterparts; the difference is her OCD and she keeps it under wraps so that she can still be a part of the group. When she meets Caroline and is introduced to the Poet’s Corner, the book takes an interesting turn to verses, true friendship and love.
Tamara Ireland Stone takes every last word and make it haunt you with her life-like characters and important subject matter. The book kept me up for most of the evening and I even read it on my breaks at work, wondering how Samantha will ever get well.
There is an interesting, surprising twist in the novel that takes your mind for a spin and I am betting this will become a bestseller soon.
A timely story for teens who feel they are too different to fit in or stand out. The book also includes some helpful information, acknowledgements, and links for the reader.
Debuts June 2015
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And anyone else interested in psychological/teen/literary books.
*Book received for free from Netgalley