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A New York Times Best Seller 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.

"Clueless meets Dead Poets Society with a whopping final twist." -Kirkus Reviews
"This book is highly recommended-readers will connect with Sam, relating to her anxiety about her peers, and root for her throughout the book." -VOYA

"A thoughtful romance with a strong message about self-acceptance, [this] sensitive novel boasts strong characterizations and conflicts that many teens will relate to. Eminently readable." -Booklist

"A brilliant and moving story about finding your voice, the power of words, and true friendship. I couldn't put it down?" -Elizabeth Eulberg, Author of The Lonely Hearts Club

"Brilliant, brave, and beautiful." -Kathleen Caldwell, A Great Good Place for Books

"A riveting story of love, true friendship, self-doubt and self-confidence, overcoming obstacles, and truly finding oneself." -Melanie Koss, Professor of Young Adult Literature, Northern Illinois University

"Romantic, unpredictable, relatable, and so very enjoyable." -Arnold Shapiro, Oscar- and Emmy-winning Producer

"Characters to love and a story to break your heart. Readers will want to turn page after page and read every last word. Then do it all over again." -Marianne Follis, Teen Librarian, Valley Ranch (Irving) Public Library
«Constantemente tengo un pensamiento que se esconde en los rincones más oscuros de mi mente. Es aterrador. Porque es el que nunca se va. Y es el que más temo... ¿Y si estoy loca?»

«Si pudieras leer mi mente, no estarías sonriendo.»

Samantha McAllister parece una chica como cualquier otra: maquillaje perfectamente aplicado, cabello perfectamente peinado.

Pero bajo esta superficie se esconde un secreto que sus amigas, las más populares del instituto, jamás deben conocer: Sam tiene desorden obsesivo compulsivo y una y otra vez la asaltan pensamientos oscuros y preocupaciones que no puede controlar. Su vida es una constante lucha interior por mantener unas apariencias que son vitales para ella. Es por eso por lo que cuando conoce a Caroline, una chica lista y con gran sentido del humor, Sam sabe que tiene que mantener oculta su relación tal como hace con sus visitas al psiquiatra.

Y es Caroline quien introduce a Sam en el Rincón de los Poetas, una especie de sociedad secreta compuesta por estudiantes que no encajan del todo en el instituto. En ese entorno, poco a poco comienza a sentirse más «normal» de lo que jamás se ha sentido...

Hasta que descubre una nueva razón para dudar de su sensatez y cuestionarse todo aquello que ha valorado hasta el momento.

Reseñas:
«Tamara Ireland Stone construye una novela brillante y conmovedora sobre cómo encontrar tu propia voz, sobre el poder de las palabras y sobre la amistad verdadera. No pude dejar de leerla hasta la última palabra.»
Elizabeth Eulberg, autora de El club de los corazones solitarios

«Romántica, impredecible y completamente disfrutable.»
Arnold Shapiro, ganador de un Oscar y un Emmy por Scared Straight y If You Really Knew Me

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