Amy and Matthew

A Love Story

3.71 based on 591 ratings & 126 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

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

Synopsis

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.

In the media

An engaging and honest story of troubled young people and first love.
The Bookseller
One of the first things I liked about this book was the cover, as a result out of all the books I've been sent recently to look at I thought I'd read this one first. . . I also felt that Amy's cerebral palsy was dealt with magnificently and I really felt like I have more of an insight into people who have it, something which I think is very important to teach. I think it's very important to encourage young adults to read books which tackle unusual relationships and teach you that although everyone is different, ultimately people are all the same. That it's not necessarily those people who you think have the biggest problems in life are the ones that do. . . I'd suggest that this is a perfect read for young adults and anyone above that age who enjoys a bit of teen romance. It's opened my eyes to a whole new genre of books. Thank you Cammie McGovern.
beingamummy.co.uk
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.
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