Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Every Last Word

I still haven’t gotten around to making a list of New Year’s Goals yet… I know, I know… February is almost over, and making a New Year’s Goal list has actually turned into a Goal! I feel like this year has been crazy in a good way. One goal that will definitely be on my list is to read more; it’s a goal of mine every year and even if I was able to read a book every single week I still would try to read more the following year. 

This year I haven’t really been able to sit down and read a book up until last week and I read two books all in one week, granted one is a young adult book, but hey, we all have our guilty pleasures. 
I haven’t read anything by Tamara Ireland Stone before, but oh my goodness, let me just say I am a huge fan of hers now. Her writing is addictive – she is able to pull the reader into the lives of the characters she creates in such a poetic way and the way her sentences flow will keep you reading for hours. The first night I read 90 pages of this book and the next night I read the rest, and I was honestly a little sad when this book was over. 

Every Last Word is the story of a high school sending the never-ending message that you can never judge a book by its cover and you never really know what is going on in someone else’s life. 

Samantha looks and seems just like all the other popular girls in her class, but under the surface is a girl who struggles with OCD, a stream of dark thoughts, and never ending drama with her friend group. When she is struggling to find herself the most and a sense of confidence she can carry around with her all year long, she meets Caroline who introduces her to the Poet’s Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of fellow students who more or less seem to fly under the popular groups radar. Sam is drawn to their sincerity, their sense of bravery when they read a poem that exposes a venerable part of them selves, and helps her to discover a whole new side of herself, what healthy relationships look like, and gives her a sense of confidence and normalcy. 

Every Last Word will have you reading all night long, I honestly cannot recommend this book enough.

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