Do you like reading Realistic Fiction novels? Are you clueless about the next book to read? If yes, ten Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone Audiobook is just the right book for you. Every Last Word Audiobook is a story about a girl with OCD. A girl who, for all intents and purposes, hasn’t told anyone about her condition. The dark thoughts that plague her mind daily make it difficult to function in everyday activities that others take for granted.
She struggles to maintain the facade of being a ‘normal’ girl around her popular friends who expect only the best from her, and she can’t find peace at night, so she has to take sleeping medications. Her nature is to latch onto something and grip it tightly, to search and investigate until all outlets are exhausted and she has enough information to satisfy her hunger for any information concerning what she became obsessed with in the first place. Then one day she meets a new friend, Caroline, and what she shows her will change her life. Get Every Last Word Audiobook Free Download to know how the story ends.
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Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone Audiobook Free Download Details
- Book Title: Every Last Word Audiobook
- Author: Tamara Ireland
- Goodreads Link: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone Audiobook
- Published: June 16th 2015
- ISBN: 9781484705278
- Formats: Mp3
- No. of pages: 358 pages
- Size: 2 MB
- Genre: Fiction, Mental Health, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult, Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
- Language: English
- File Status: Available for Download
- Price: $0
About Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone Audiobook
If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.
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 humour 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.
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone Book Review
Such an unexpectedly powerful and moving read. I’m still forcing these foreign lumps in my throat back in as I’m writing this review. I have read countless books on mental illness but I find this book very exceptional because of the constructive and encouraging way the author portrayed a teenage girl with OCD. I appreciate so much the relationship between Sam and her psychiatrist, even involving Sam’s mom in actually contributing with her therapy at home. I love that their talk therapy seems genuinely comforting and therapeutic.
“I’m not making you do anything. Whether or not you tell him is entirely up to you. I’m merely reminding you to embrace who you are and surround yourself with people who do the same.”
The story becomes even more interesting when Sam finds a great avenue to refocus her overactive brain and imagination and her anxiety over her relationship with her popular friends through Poetry Corner where she meets these awesome people and adorably, her love interest, AJ. (Love the choice of name). *winks*
I was enjoying the story so much at this point but then the turning point suddenly strikes out of nowhere leaving me completely stunned because I so, totally, completely did not see that coming. Goosebumps were everywhere as I started reconciling the earlier events of the story to the shocking revelation near the end. It was heartbreaking and groundbreaking at the same time and I love how Sue the therapist connects the dots to make the most logical explanation as to what Sam was experiencing.
I understand that somewhere along the way, the plot became a bit too unrealistic and failed quite a bit to address certain serious issues in the novel, but the important positive messages, wonderful, relatable, witty writing, its unexpected plot twists and surprises and the little beautiful pieces of poetry scattered throughout the novel made up of for the book’s few shortcomings. Let me share one of my favourite poems:
“These walls heard
me when no
one else could.
They gave my
words a home,
kept them safe.
Cheered, cried, listened
Changed my life
for the better.
It wasn’t enough,
But they heard
every last word.”
About the Author [Tamara Ireland Stone]
TAMARA IRELAND STONE spent nearly two decades in the technology industry before she began writing middle grade and young adult fiction. She feels lucky to say she’s had two careers she’s loved.
Her New York Times bestseller, EVERY LAST WORD, won the Cybils Young Adult Fiction Award, the Georgia Peach Book Award, and was a YALSA Teens’ Top Ten pick; LITTLE DO WE KNOW won the NCIBA Golden Poppy Award for Young Adult Fiction; and her debut novel, TIME BETWEEN US, has been published in over twenty languages. The first book in her middle-grade series, CLICK’D, was a Sunshine State Young Readers Award pick, a Kids’ Indie Next pick, a Cybils Award Nominee, and an NCIBA Golden Poppy nominee.
Tamara is a proud nerd, vinyl collector, and movie lover. She burns everything she cooks.
She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.