Cammie McGovern is the author of Say What You Will as well as the adult novels Neighborhood Watch, Eye Contact, and The Art of Seeing. Cammie is also one of the founders of Whole Children, a resource center that runs after-school classes and programs for children with special needs. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her husband and three children.
"McGovern skillfully raises the dramatic tension. David's surreal
out-of-body episodes [are] reminiscent of those in Gayle Forman's
If I Stay. Sobering in its exploration of mental and
physical illness, McGovern's sensitive, well-crafted novel leads
readers to an optimistic outcome."--Publishers Weekly
"The shifting perspectives add nice depth. McGovern skillfully imbues her characters with realistic voices. With a plot that moves swiftly, ratcheting up the tension until the crisis, this brilliant, nuanced, and hopeful title will have wide appeal, particularly from fans of authors such as John Green or Sarah Dessen."--Booklist (starred review)
"The novel is extraordinary for its unflinching look at both depression and chronic illness. Without sugarcoating, sentimentalizing, or trivializing either, it never slips into pathos. The depiction of mental health struggles is profoundly accurate and understanding. A gift to readers."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)