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Annie is starting college. She can’t wait. No more school, no more uniform, and no one telling her what to do. It’s the start of a new adventure and Annie’s not going to let anyone or anything get in the way of that. Freedom matters to Annie. She has cerebral palsy and she’s had to fight hard to get the world to see her for who she truly is.

Then she meets Fab. He’s six fo
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 8th 2018 by Bloomsbury
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C.G. Drews
This book is really very cute and fluffy, buuut it said a lot of things that had me fleeing to the hills. But it's really nice to read a book featuring a protagonist with cerebral palsy?! The only other one I've read is The Beauty Is in the Walking (res welcome!) and I just super much wish that YA did better with disability. So yayyy for this! However when it gets down to the actual story it made me really unhappy.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT:
☆ Annie beginning a new school and meeting this Polish chap named
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Gabriel
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is definitely one of my favorite books of the year
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bookgasm, bloomsbury
Let me tell you about my love for this book. Deep, honking laughter, heart eyed love.

Annie is a sassy, independent young woman with cerebral palsy. Fab is a giant Polish immigrant boy who loves life. They bond over Wuthering Heights. Fab wants Annie to be his girl and sweet, independent Annie is not having a bar of it even though the canteen lady is shipping fannie. Throw in a group of weird and endearing friends and a mum that flips you off, and you've got simply the most excellent comedic youn
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Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
This was such a fun YA Contemporary read, that really kept me interested and smiling all until the last page. My first time reading a book by Jenny, it certainly won't be the last!

Annie is a sixteen year old with cerebral palsy and after leaving school, decides to start at a college where she immediately makes new friends including Fab, a boy from Poland who develops a strong bond with Annie. I've never read a character with cerebral palsy in a YA book before but Annie as a character was so sass
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Eleanor (bookishcourtier)
I went on a contemporary spree right here and this just happened to be the first book that came into my hands. I'm sort of glad I read this, but also kind of not. It wasn't the most rewarding thing ever. Sure, there was lots to love, but there were a few things not to love as well. But I do appreciate a lot of things about this book! And it was a quick, easy, relatively fun read, so if you want something light to break up them heavy books you be reading (omg help me) then I suggest you try ...more
Maddie
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, stand-alones, ukya
I was really excited to read this after loving Stargazing For Beginners, earlier this year. I literally jumped when I saw this come up on NetGalley, because no way was I getting to read two new Jenny McLachlan books in a year. This definitely followed in the same style, and there's so much to love about it.

First of all, Annie, the main character, has cerebral palsy and uses both a wheelchair and crutches in the book. I haven't read about that many visibly disabled characters, and this is somethi
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Romie
This book was so adorable and funny! I couldn't put it down, I had to read it in one sitting.

This book is simply about Annie, a sixteen-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, which means she has to use a wheelchair when she's too tired of walking. All her life people have looked at her with pity because of the way she walks, because of her wheelchair, because they expect her to be less. Not enough. Which she isn't. She's doesn't mind the way she walks, nor the fact that she has to use a wheelchair,
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Casey
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Blog review:

HAPPY MAKING HILARIOUS CONTEMPORARY YOU ARE MY LOVE

Annie’s started a new school without the aid she’s had all her life. She’s independent, smart, and so hilarious. The heart and soul I want in my life, seriously gimme an Annie I’ll make her all the hot chocolates.

Annie has a barrier around herself created from dealing with ableist people all her life, while she’s as hard as nails and ready to shut people down when they speak nonsense, her guards strong but if anyone’s going to snea
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Jatin Tanotra
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
Fun, love and Fab.
gem
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've read nearly all of JM's books so I was really looking forward to this, and I think it is most definitely my new favourite!
Annie is a superb character, it was really refreshing reading about a character who's disability was so visible, and that she is determined that people see her for WHO she is, not what conditions she may have. She's hilariously funny, and the interactions between her and Fab are great - funny and swoon worthy in equal measure.
I really enjoyed the fact this was set in 6th
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Kirsty
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Truly Wildly Deeply is the story of Annie and Fab and I just loved their story from the first page. Annie is a teenage girl who has just started college. For Annie is this the first taste of freedom for her as she has to commute alone and make new friends at a college where she doesn't know anyone. The anticipation and excitment of this new beginning was evident from the start and it was brilliant going through that with her. Annie has cerebral palsy. While she doesn't see herself as disabled an ...more
cutesyreader ツ
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"This is another reason I love reading. Compared to participating in real life, the experience of opening a book and stepping into someone else's life requires no effort at all."

This book is so fluffy and CUTE! I love Fab. What a gentleman. Also, he knows how to cook and very polite also kind. He's perfect! Annie is so lucky to have him. I really enjoyed the story. Furthermore, all the words and quotes in this book is just perfect.

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

Actu
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Gabby
May 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Thanks to Bloomsbury Australia for sending me a copy of the book for review.
Review will be up on my blog soon;
alwaysandforeverreading.wordpress.com
Aimee
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review to come.
Chloe
May 08, 2020 rated it liked it
2.5/3 STARS:
Nothing particularly bad about this book, it just wasn't my cup of tea. I thought the disability rep was good, but I don't have any personal knowledge of cerebral palsy so I wouldn't hold me to that. It was cute, but the writing felt a bit juvenile. Perfectly pleasant, quick Summer read.
Tanja Voosen
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
I love Jenny McLachlan's books, but that one wasn't for me :/
Mina
May 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
"Sometimes love makes you do wild things..."
Amy
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have liked Jenny McLachlan other books for the longest time so when I got the opportunity to read her book I was really excited. Truly, Wildly, Deeply is a stunning book that tackles first relationships with humour and wit making it a must read.

From the off, Truly, Madly, Deeply hit me with its witty nature. I fell in love with Annie from the first moment that we meet her. Jenny is so good with her writing! She was blindly relatable and genuinely funny being the stand out of the book. Having
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Naomi
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: yalc-2018
This book is great because although the main character has a disability, the story is not purely about her disability, it's just a part of her and her story is more important than the disability. It's also just such a happy book, in a really natural way.
Trisha
Update: my longer review is up at the blog now, Trish Talks Text to coincide with the UK review next week. Here in Australia on April 1st.

Thoroughly enjoyable.

Longer review to come.
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John  Trident
May 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Whatever our souls are made of, his & mine are the same.

'They say eyes are supposed to be the windows to the soul, but I think bedrooms are far more revealing.'

'I guess our souls are made of different stuff.'

'Life is too short for embarrassment.'

'Everyone is gifted, but some people never open their package.'

'Without love, life is pointless.
Life is pretty pointless, but human beings are good at inventing meaning.
If love is an invention, then why do people feel incredible when they fall in love?
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Jennifer
Jun 26, 2018 rated it liked it
"Some people think that when you read you're shutting yourself off from the world. But they're wrong. When I read, my world just get bigger and better."

"For the record, Annie," he says, "going out with someone isn't all about losing your freedom."

"Life is too short for embarrassment!"

Soundtrack: On My Mind by Kalai
Srijana
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I usually don't like YA contemporary (romance) but this book turned me into an emoji with heart eyes 😍
Stargazing for beginners was an adorable read but I loved this one so much more. Also, the cover is truly stunning! I can stare at it for hours.
Pauline
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant. Full review on release
Kaia Landelius
I really like the depictions of disability in this book, but the rest is very much not my cup of tea.
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Spottyblanket
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a romance book but it avoided a few cliches so it was a little different. I enjoyed that the min character's disability was a focus in the book but was not a main focus, as in it wasn't all about her disability and that she didn't use it as an excuse to not engage with people romantically or otherwise. Her reason for avoiding romance is actually quite believable and resonates with anyone who has just started college (in the UK) whether they are able bodied or no. I found this book to be ...more
Ianthe
Feb 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
Full review on Pagefuls.com

A few chapters into Truly Wildly Deeply, I had to double-check which genre this was classified in. Even though is categorised as Young Adult, it reads a lot more like a Middle Grade novel. While it picked up in the second half of the book, I definitely felt like this was aimed at the younger side of the YA spectrum.

Annie is a complex character. She has cerebral palsy but she doesn’t let it hold her back from doing all the things her peers can do. She fights every day t
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Rachael
I really got sucked into this book and really enjoyed it, I think I was in the mood for some feel good teen contemporary. Plus this book was mentioned at a recent diversity course I went on. I could relate to the main character a lot, she was such a strong character, fighting hard against society's view of her disability, so much so she built a protective wall around herself and I think in my past I've done the same and I'm sure others have too.

The book talks about accessibility too, being on pu
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Seawood
I received this as a free ebook from Netgalley. This does not affect my review.

I *loved* this book. I sat reading it whilst my kids were in their swimming lessons and it's a good job that emojis don't spring out of your head while you're reading because I would have been surrounded by a swarm of little hearts and laughing faces. Annie is so fantastically real, every bit the young woman learning to deal with her life. I love how she references starting college to being like starting Y7 all over a
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