• Author: Cammie McGovern
    • Published: 3rd June 2014
    • ISBN: 9780062271129
    • Read: March 13, 2016
    • Source: Trade Paperback
    • Rating: ♥♥♥♥

Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can’t walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, and crippling fear. Both in desperate need of someone to help them reach out to the world, Amy and Matthew are more alike than either ever realized.

When Amy decides to hire student aides to help her in her senior year at Coral Hills High School, these two teens are thrust into each other’s lives. As they begin to spend time with each other, what started as a blossoming friendship eventually grows into something neither expected.


This book might be categorized together with The Fault in Our Stars, All the Bright Places, The Beginning of Everything, or My Heart and Other Black Holes but this is definitely that has the most obvious disability of a person among the books I’ve mentioned yet it is the book that made me forget the most that the character has a disability. A very funny and unputable (if that’s even a word) book!

I have learned not to judge people by their limitations, but by the way they push past them.

I liked how I didn’t know where the story was going, how it will end up. I was even caught off guard when I reached the climax, I also couldn’t count how many revelations were there. It just keeps on surprising me. Personally, I have a background on disabilities but reading and living through a person who’s undergoing that kind of situation is a new eye opener, I gained a different level of understanding.

Stains were a patchwork of mistakes you couldn’t get rid of. They show the world your real self, even the parts you didn’t want to see.

This book made me realize how we people might not have physical disabilities yet we somehow handicapped ourselves in different aspect of our lives.


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