Waiting on Wednesday: Every Last Word by @tamaraistone

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
It spotlights upcoming releases that we're excited about!

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
June 16th, 2015
If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling.

Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off.

Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn't help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she'd be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam's weekly visits to her psychiatrist.

Caroline introduces Sam to Poet's Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more "normal" than she ever has as part of the popular crowd . . . until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.
Why I can't wait for Every Last Word:
So often OCD is used as a joke. But it's anything but. Living with OCD is a daily struggle for me, and I was instantly curious about this book. Anything that raises awareness to how living life with a mental illness isn't a punchline is welcome in my book. I cannot wait to start reading this later this month to review in June!
What are you waiting on?


  1. That's a new to me read! Doesn't sound like it's my kind of read but hope that you absolutely love it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Ooo! I haven't heard of this one, but it looks fantastic. I'm reading Fig right now (which is fantastic, so far!), about a mother/daughter struggle with schizophrenia... not the same thing as OCD, but it's nice that there are more books coming out that are highlighting these things!

  3. I am really looking forward to the release of this one as well. I am a huge fan of Time Between Us written by the same author so I can't wait to read more by her. Great pick!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. Thanks for sharing! I've added this one to my TBR list (though I thought it already was). I really enjoy more series books about mental illnesses, especially ones that I can relate to (like OCD).

    My WoW


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