At Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo, Wash., bookseller Madison Butler is looking forward to selling Say What You Will, Cammie McGovern’s debut YA novel, which HarperTeen will release in June.

Amy and Matthew have gone to school together since elementary school, but never really knew each other until Matthew becomes one of Amy’s peer aides during their senior year in high school. Amy has cerebral palsy and must use a walker, and can only speak with a speech-enabled computer. Matthew suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and lives in constant, debilitating fear that if he doesn’t perform certain rituals (such as washing his hands and tapping lockers), the people he cares about will be hurt.

In each other, Amy and Matthew discover someone who can know the intimate truths of their private minds, and they help each other navigate a world that is not always the most compassionate toward or understanding of people with disabilities.

This is not your average young adult, girl-meets-boy love story, and it is a breath of fresh air from the dystopian fiction that seems so prevalent in YA today. Say What You Will is a poignant, beautifully written glimpse into the world of physical and mental disabilities. This is a great choice for readers who loved The Fault in Our Stars and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Readers will identify with the dynamic characters and heartbreaking honesty in this novel, whether they are disabled themselves or not. This is a very important book about the love and respect that comes with understanding.

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern. HarperTeen, $17.99 June ISBN 978-0-06-227110-5