Every Last Word by Tamara Stone

Book Report by Kate Bergen

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Samantha is a high school student who has OCD. She does everything including the number three. She is in a group called the Crazy Eights. They have all been best friends since kindergarten.

On the first day of school, Sam meets a girl named Caroline and they become good friends. Caroline decides to show Sam the "Poets Corner" which is a place where people who don't have many friends can go and read poetry, but when she gets down there, AJ is hesitant to let her in. In order to get into the group, Sam has to read a poem in front of everyone, so she starts writing poetry with Caroline. The Crazy Eights group is starting to fall apart and all they do is argue.

AJ and Sam become really good friends, but one day when she mentions Caroline's name to him, he suddenly freaks out. He tells her that Caroline Madsen has been dead for eight years. Sam rushes to get help from her friend, Sue and she tries to help her. Sam thinks that everyone will no longer want to be friends with her, but everyone tries to help her get back to her normal self.


I think the theme of this book is to be nice to everyone, because you never know what someone could be going through.

What did you enjoy about the book?

I enjoyed that the book reflected over Sam's life and how she went through some hard times but always managed to be happy and stay positive.

Would you recommend this book?

I would recommend this book because it was never boring and it was suspenseful.

If the book was well written, what made it this way?

I think the book was well written because it showed Sam's whole life and all the difficult things she went through.

Which characters play an important role to the overall theme?

I think Sam, the main character, played an important role to the overall theme because she was going through very difficult times throughout her high school career and she was always happy and nice to others.