The Friday 56 #137 ~ Every Last Word

Posted: February 3, 2017 in Contemporary Romance, Romance, The Friday 56
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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.


This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from:

 Every Last Word 

by Tamara Ireland Stone



Genre: YA Contemporary/Romance/Mental Health

From page 56 in the hardcover.

Everyone stands, clapping and cheering, and Sydney holds her skirt to one side and curtsies. Then she throws her arms up in the air and her head back and yells, “Yes! Stick me!”


Read on if you want to know more.


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 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.



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  1. Kathy Martin says:

    This sounds like a good one. This week I am spotlighting Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan. Happy reading!

  2. Not my thing, but I hope you enjoy it.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  3. I love reading about mental health issues…and I like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing. Here’s mine: “RAINY DAY WOMEN”

  4. Freda Mans says:

    I’ve read rave reviews for this book. I hope you like it! Happy weekend!

  5. Breana M. says:

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about this one. Enjoy your current read. :-)

  6. Samantha sounds like a fascinating character. After reading the synopsis and excerpt, I’m definitely interested in getting to know her. Sounds like a good story.
    My Friday post features The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry.

  7. Heidi says:

    Sounds exciting and creepy. I think it would be perfect for fall.

  8. Interesting teaser….lol.

  9. Sounds really interesting.

  10. yvonne473 says:

    This sounds like an interesting one.

  11. This sounds like an interesting read! I hope you enjoy it!

    Here’s my Friday 56!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  12. Oh yes. i forgot about this book and how I wanted to read it. I think I have it in my library so I’ll go and hunt for it. Thanks for the reminder.

  13. hszott says:

    Fun 56 – I loved this book! I hope you enjoy it.

    Hallie @ Book by Book

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’m hoping to finish it this weekend. So many people are saying great things about it. Glad you loved it!

  14. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this one – I might have to try it!

    Lauren @ Always Me