Every Last Word

Every Last Word

Book - 2015
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"Consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off, a girl coping with Purely-Obsessional OCD learns to accept herself and take control of her life through her experiences in poetry club"--
Publisher: Los Angeles ;, New York :, Hyperion,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781484705278
1484705270
Branch Call Number: YA FICTION Stone Tamara 06/2015
Characteristics: 355 pages ;,22 cm

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JCLEmmaF Apr 07, 2017

Consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off, a girl coping with Purely-Obsessional OCD learns to accept herself and take control of her life through her experiences in poetry club.


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amylee290
Jul 16, 2017

BORING... a good twist at the end... but overall, BORING. OCD is barely even a part of this book.

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Bookworm_64
Jan 10, 2017

This is one of my favorite books. It was one of those books that you want to finish reading, but at the same time you don't want it to end. It gave me a different outlook on life and people in general. Sam is such an interesting character that is easily relatable in the strangest of ways. I actually have a love of writing poetry and now I really wish that the 'Poet's Corner' at her school was real. This story changed my perspective and was just overall amazing-from the characters to the plot line. It was such a worth while read.

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ESTHER HURTADO
Dec 17, 2016

I enjoyed this book too much. I read it in one day.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 25, 2016

This book is a fantastic read for those who struggle with any type of mental illness or those who just want to understand others better. This book was a beautiful story about two people who struggle with their disabilities on a day to day basis, coming together. They supported one another, made each other stronger, and eventually changed each other’s lives for the better. It was a very inspirational story, about a reality that many people struggle with. I absolutely loved it, and it really helped me understand that it only takes one person to change someone’s life around. - @bookwormanonymous of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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originofanna
Jul 24, 2016

I really liked reading about how Sam coped with her OCD through poetry and I liked the characters. Sometimes it was a little slow, but overall an above average book.

Cynthia_N Jun 28, 2016

Such a good read! Samantha suffers from OCD and the author does a great job of making you aware of it but not making it the focus of the book. Samantha is in treatment and is trying to make her life a friendly place to live. Every teenager needs a Poet's corner in their life. GREAT twist at the end!!

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dove123_
May 27, 2016

Upon the first line, I immediately became enraptured with this book. It was an enjoyable read and I loved the poetry. I wish the poetry corner existed! The end of the book features a plot twist that you will never see coming. If you love poetry or want to learn more about OCD, this is the perfect book.

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SashaE
Apr 10, 2016

LOVE IT! I really really liked it! OCD and Poetry! It had many emotions, And I loved it, It was amazing, *MINOR SPOILER*
And it showed that she struggled, And hid, But later, She came out, And was much happy.

I liked the descriptions, And I wouldn't put it down!

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Lidiaruiz
Nov 10, 2015

Love this book, the end did shock me a bit.

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livieb17
Jul 19, 2015

I had high expectations for this novel after reading Tamara's outstanding time travel duology. I already had a high respect for her, and reading this book only increased it. This book totally blew me away. I especially loved the poetry aspect, and reading all of the poetry that was shared in this novel. I have actually very recently started writing my own poetry, and this book totally compelled me to write more and let out my emotions. The romance in this book was so perfect. Tamara Ireland Stone describes everything perfectly. Slow but sweet. I can't wait to read more of Tamara's books! Wait I've already read all of them. She needs to write faster.

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Bookworm_64
Jan 10, 2017

Bookworm_64 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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livieb17
Jul 19, 2015

livieb17 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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livieb17
Jul 19, 2015

After you left
I stared at the driveway
Feeling its emptiness
Wondering if you'd return.

After you left
I thought about your questions
Wishing I hadn't been so blunt
Wondering if I scared you away.

After you left
I remembered how you felt in my arms.
How you fit so perfectly there. Like my guitar.
Wondering if I should have kissed you when
I had the chance.

After you left
I sat in my room
Remembering all the things you said, and
Wondering about all the things you didn't.

After you left
I sat in silence.
Missing you in a way I didn't quite understand.
Wondering if you'd ever come back.

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