New York Times Bestseller


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.
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published on June 16, 2015 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-10: 1484705270
ISBN-13: 9781484705278
3 Book Reviews
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  • loser101Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:39 am
    it was the best book I ever read so good I can read it over and over again I LOVE IT READ IT TODAY once u start reading it u cant STOP!!!!
    • fewunderstand
      fewunderstandFriday, October 14, 2016 at 10:31 am55 stars
      Story you could read more the once. Took apart my world and built it back up with new understanding. Tamara Stone really created something that is relate able in some way.
      • madisonhope
        madisonhopeThursday, August 4, 2016 at 10:11 am55 stars
        tells a story that you want to rad again again and again. Once you finish the book your heart will be ripped out of your chest.