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Amy and Matthew

A Love Story

For ages 12+
3.7 based on 663 ratings & 128 reviews on Goodreads.com

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

Deeply romantic, this is a moving love story that will leave readers thinking afresh about being different.
lovereading4kids.co.uk
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
This is a moving story of two young people dealing with the complexities of first love in difficult circumstances.
The Guardian