Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Review: Every Last Word

I stay quiet
keeping words in
where they fester and control me

I'm here now
letting them out
freeing my words
building better walls

Samantha (Sam) must live everyday hiding her OCD. She has a fixation with the number three and will stress about what her friends say vs what they really mean to say. Then she meets Caroline. Life just gets easier thanks to this new friendship, who introduces her to several techniques of relaxation and learning to be confident. But what if Caroline were to go away? Can Sam survive on her own?

Depression, OCD, cancer, and bullying are not easy subjects -- especially when combined in one book. But instead of drowning us in their sorrow, Stone demonstrates different ways to cope; such as surrounding ourselves with family and friends, talking things out (shrink-Sue), love (A.J is swoon-worthy) and most importantly art. Poetry is a huge part of the book. It's soothing to take a moment and write our feelings down. 

Prepare to be inspired.


  1. This book sounds great. I like how you described how the author dealt with the hard topics. I really need to pick this book up soon.
    ~Chioma @ Blue Books and Butterflies

    1. Thank you Chioma. Looking forward to your review :)

  2. I'm liking how brief yet thorough your review is, Natali! :D

    I'm also looking forward to reading this soon. Wonderful review! <3

    A Girl Between the Pages