‘Every Last Word’ Giveaway: Win a $50 VISA Gift Card & copies of the book!

Credit: Chapter-by-chapter.com

Credit: Chapter-by-chapter.com

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.


Tamara Ireland Stone (www.TamaraIrelandStone.com) is the author of Time After Time and Time Between Us, which Melissa Marr praised as a “beautifully written, unique love story,” and has been published in over twenty countries. A former Silicon Valley marketing executive, Tamara  enjoys skiing, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two children. She lives just outside of San Francisco.


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One (1) Winner receives:

  • Two copies of Every Last Word for you and a friend;
  • plus a $50 Visa gift card to enjoy a day out celebrating your friendship

Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Disney Hyperion.

How do you enter to win? Enter your name and email in the Rafflecopter application below. Rafflecopter is an application that randomly selects winners. Once you submit your information, it will ask you to complete some tasks. The tasks include tweeting about the sweepstakes, liking “The Young Folks” on Facebook, etc. Just remember that every time you complete a task, you increase your chance of winning! Come back every day to gain more entries.  The contest ends on May 27th at 12:01am EST. Winners will be contacted via email. Good luck!

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Gabrielle is 27 years old and lives in Chicago. She enjoys writing about film, TV, and books, but occasionally writes about music as well. In addition to writing for TheYoungFolks.com, she also the editor-in-chief and a co-founder. In her spare time, she’s either watching more movies and shows or reading more books, while continuously checking Twitter, which she may or may not be addicted to… Feel free to email her your thoughts, ideas and questions.
  • Elena

    I want to read this because it sounds like a good story

  • Julie Wood

    I want to read this book because I can relate to the character Sam, and not fitting in and meeting a group of people who accept her as she is. I want to see how the book progresses and ends.

  • I would like to read this because it sounds like an interesting friendship between this girl and her poetry group.

  • steve weber

    I want to read this because of the interesting plotline.

  • jalapenomama

    I would like to read this book because Pam has a form of OCD.
    I don’t have the disorder but the personality for it.
    form name Barbara Montag
    thank you

  • Jessica To

    I love to read and this looks like an intriguing story.

  • bellagirl07

    I want to read this one because I can relate to the topics and this one would keep me reading.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

  • This is a new Author to me and I would love to read her work.It seems like a book I would enjoy reading.

  • Carol Burgess

    Seems very interesting. And I would really like to read it. Thank you for the chance!

  • Natalie

    I would love to read this book because it is different than the books I typically read.

  • Cathy French

    I would like to read this because I can identify with having OCD and having a stream of dark thoughts and worries

  • Laurajj Jacobson

    I would love to read! It sounds like a great story, would love to see what happens with her OCD and the guitar playing boy! Very curious now about why she questions her sanity!

  • Lauren

    I always like discovering new authors.

  • I would love to read it as it looks like a fabulous summer read!

  • Michelle

    I’m Canadian so I can’t enter:( But good luck.

  • Jeanna johnson

    I am always looking for a new book to read & I really liked the excerpt!

  • tracylr

    This sounds really interesting! I have had OCD most of my life and though I finally have it under control for the most part, I love reading about other people’s experience with it. It really helps to know that you aren’t the only one.

  • Jenna D

    I would like to rtead this because I can relate to suffering with OCD

  • Kayte CookWatts

    I love any love story that features people that are unique and fully developed characters. Sounds like a good read.

  • Robin Wilson

    I haven’t read a good love story in quite sometime and need one for my summer reading list.

  • Heather Hayes Panjon

    I Want To Read This Book Because I’m Always Looking For New Reads And This Looks Interesting.

  • I have loved all of Tamara’s other books and would love to read this one too! :)

  • Bridgett Wilbur

    I would love to read it because it sounds like a great read and I love to read.

  • Ben

    I would like to get this for my sister.

  • Ray Ray Cartucci

    I want to read this book because I read any good book I can get my hands on. It looks like a great read.

  • bn100

    looks different

  • Angela

    I need a new book to read and this one sounds good

  • cezovski

    I have a close friend with OCD, so I would find this book very insightful. I’d love to read it!