Amy and Matthew: A Love Story
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
It's senior year, and Amy has made up her mind that this year, things are going to be different. Amy has cerebral palsy, meaning she can't walk or talk without support: but for her final year of high school, she wants to replace the adult aides who help her with her fellow students, in order to give herself the chance to form deeper connections with her peers. Most of all she wants to get to know Matthew, the only boy who has ever been really honest with her. But Matthew is struggling with his own challenges: anxiety, fear and the obsessive rituals that dominate his daily life.
This warm-hearted story of friendship and love is far from your average teen romance, and there are plenty of surprises in store for readers in this beautifully-written and memorable coming-of-age tale. Fresh, perceptive and never saccharine, this is a book which will instantly appeal to fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell and R J Palacio, marking out Cammie McGovern as a strong new voice in fiction for young adults.