Snapshot Reviews: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Often, I am the voyeur of a story. I perch on the perimeter and watch everything unfold. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s quite fun actually. But once in a while a story is so seamless, a character so realistic, I am drawn in deeply and forget that it’s a work of someone’s imagination. I become fully immersed— breathing, sighing, crying alongside the character. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone is one of those novels.  Stone has thoughtfully captured a young girl’s struggle with high school life, made all the more complicated and anxiety ridden by her OCD. This sense of authenticity, combined with a few twists and turns, made this one unputdownable for me.

Just released in paperback! 


  1. Nice review. I just finished a MG book with a character suffering from OCD, also good...Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz. Publishers appear to like book characters with unique physical problems. Must be a trend.

  2. It's a great book. She has a new one coming out, Click'd. I look forward to reading it. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. :0)