Amy and Matthew

A Love Story

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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.

A warm, magnificent and delicate love story that will break your heart and stitch it back together again.
You know a novel is truly flawless when you feel as if it's natural; the words flow into one and you are witnessing the events through the characters' eyes without fault. That's how I felt when reading Amy & Matthew. . . Simply, you should go out and buy Amy & Matthew straight away. It challenges preconceived notions and will blow you away.
Amy and Matthew will shoot [Cammie] straight to the top ranks of first-class teen writers. Definitely one to watch.

About Cammie McGovern

Cammie McGovern is the author of the adult novels Neighborhood Watch, Eye Contact and The Art of Seeing. She is one of the founders of Whole Children, a resource center that runs after-school classes and programs for children with special needs. She lives in the US but travels to London regularly. Cammie's sister is Elizabeth McGovern, one of the stars of Downton Abbey. For young adults she has written Amy and Matthew and A Step Towards Falling.

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