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Stone, Tamara Ireland
New York : Hyperion, 2015
ISBN 1484705270

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To anyone on the outside looking in, sixteen year-old Samantha McAllister has it all. She has a car, a great wardrobe, and a clique of friends known as the Crazy Eights who have been together since kindergarten. Everyone knows that these lucky girls have perfect lives and go to the best parties. Whatever they do, others notice. But Samantha has a secret, and she is not willing to share it with anyone, even her closest friends. If they knew that Samantha suffered from Purely Obsessive OCD, her friends would cast her out like last year's fashions. The harder Samantha tries to keep her secret, the worse her disorder becomes. While at her locker, Samantha meets Caroline. The two girls quickly become friends, and Caroline leads Samantha to a hidden room known as the Poet 's Corner to the small group of social misfits who meet here twice a week to share their poetry. Sam is drawn to the to the club and its members, especially to A.J., who usually expresses himself through his songs. She finds excuses to leave the Crazy Eights during lunch to spend time in Poet's Corner because she knows her best friends would not accept her poet friends or her participation in the club. Sam becomes increasingly attached to the members of the poetry club, and she falls in love with A.J. Now she is hiding the truth from two groups of friends. Can Sam find the courage to tell the Crazy Eights that she is in love with A.J.? Can she share her OCD with A.J. and the other club members? Before she can decide, a powerful, shocking plot twist occurs that bring matters to a head, threatening Sam's newfound happiness and her sanity. To find out what happens to Sam, read Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. (Prepared by: Melissa Mixon, McBee High School, , South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2018) 

SUBJECTS:      High schools -- Fiction.
                         Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Fiction.
                        Poetry -- Fiction.
                        Romance fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Self-acceptance -- Fiction.

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