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How to Say I Love You Out Loud

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How to Say I Love You Out Loud

Jordyn Michaelson has always been quiet about her home life because she doesn’t want anyone to know about her younger brother, Phillip, who is severely autistic. However, when Phillip’s school unexpectedly closes, he is transferred to Jordyn’s school, Valley Forge, where his unusual and loud behavior becomes the topic of much conversation. Jordyn does everything she can to keep herself separated from Phillip, but someone discovers the connection and then the gossip really starts.
Meanwhile, Jordyn can’t help but be jealous that her friend Alex is dating another girl, Leighton. She once had a chance to be with him, but she kept him at arms length because she was fearful of anyone learning about Phillip. Now that he is dating Leighton. When Alex discovers the truth about Phillip it does put a wedge between him and Jordyn, but not in the way Jordyn expected.
 
HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD deals with an important topic that is often overlooked…in an accessible and interesting way.
 
HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD deals with an important topic that is often overlooked --- siblings of children with disabilities --- in an accessible and interesting way. Author Karole Cozzo presents a realistic portrayal of the struggles of having a sibling with a disability, but she also accurately captures the struggles that many high school students experience, making HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD a book that many readers will relate to.

Reviewed by Aimee R. on August 12, 2015

How to Say I Love You Out Loud
by Karole Cozzo

  • Publication Date: August 4, 2015
  • Genres: Romance, Young Adult 12+
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Swoon Reads
  • ISBN-10: 1250063590
  • ISBN-13: 9781250063595