Amy and Matthew

A Love Story

3.7 based on 632 ratings & 126 reviews on
Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 27.03.2014
ISBN: 9781447239017
Number of pages: 0


Published in the US as Say What You Will.

Amy is unflinchingly honest about her limitations. Born with cerebral palsy, she can't walk or talk without help. But trapped inside this uncooperative body lies a brilliant mind and a luminous spirit - a girl capable of truly loving and worthy of being loved in return.

Matthew has his own set of challenges - a mind consumed by unwanted repeated thoughts, obsessive rituals and a crippling fear that he can't explain. But underneath all of the anxiety lies a deep seed of hope for someone to come along who believes in him...

This is the story of Amy and Matthew. It may not be a fairy tale romance or set in an imagined world far from our own. But the love they share is real. And yes, there's magic in it.

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If you enjoyed Eleanor and Park, The Fault in Our Stars and The Perks of Being a Wallflower then I couldn't recommend this book to you more. It certainly deserves the same recognition which is not something I say lightly with the books mentioned above being a few of my favourites. Amy and Matthew are certain to open reader's eyes to the world of both physical and mental illness and work their way into reader's hearts with their beautifully broken love story.
Cammie McGovern pushed a strong message home with Amy and Matthew about inner strength, making your own choices and path in life, not judging someone by one factor of their personality or physicality and the almost life-saving abilities of friends. It's an incredibly powerful idea that will stay with me for a long while. Amy and Matthew has a cast of characters, ideas and themes that are commanding of your attention and thoughts. It's a powerful novel that will captivate many, many readers.
Deeply romantic, this is a moving love story that will leave readers thinking afresh about being different.