Happy Thursday! You know what that means… time for a new TBR Thursday!
My feature was influenced by Teresa @ Readers Live a Thousand Lives and her On My Shelf posts. I love love love the idea of spotlighting a title from my shelf (or, you know, my eReader) and seeing what you think about it. Sometimes it seems like everyone is reading the same books at the same time and older titles have a way of just fading from the radar. I love this way of featuring an older title and, of course, getting a chance to talk about it with other bloggers and readers. And I want to force myself to do it regularly, hence the TBR Thursday title.
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I’ve been a little lazy lately when it comes to my TBR Thursday posts and I apologize for that. (Honestly I’ve been a lazy blogger period. I’m trying to get better.) Anyhow, I decided to use a few of my TBR Thursday feature posts to highlight books that are STILL sitting on my shelves on NetGalley, despite the publication date having already passed. (I’m ashamed.)
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.
This book was published in June 2015. I’ve seen so much great feedback for it, so that’s not what kept me from starting it. It’s more a question of “Is this book going to give me crippling feels?” YA “issue” books have a very real tendency to do that to me. I’ve skimmed several reviews, but I didn’t want to ruin the book for myself so I didn’t dig too far in. So, if you’ve read it… how are the feels in this one? Like, how many tissues should I plan to use? Do I need to restock on wine before I start? Help me out here! 🙂
Have you read Every Last Word?
Should I give it a shot?
Or should I just admit I’m never going to read it and send that feedback?