From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things
comes a charming and poignant story about two struggling teenagers who
find an unexpected connection just when they need it most. For fans of
Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Niven, and Rainbow Rowell.
Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world.
don’t know why I decide not to sit with Annie and Violet at lunch. It
feels like no one here gets what I’m going through. How could they? I
don’t even understand.
DAVID: In the 622 days I’ve
attended Mapleview High, Kit Lowell is the first person to sit at my
lunch table. I mean, I’ve never once sat with someone until now. “So
your dad is dead,” I say to Kit, because this is a fact I’ve recently
learned about her.
When an unlikely friendship is sparked
between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David
Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit
appreciates David’s blunt honesty—in fact, she finds it bizarrely
refreshing. David welcomes Kit’s attention and her inquisitive nature.
When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad’s
tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict
what they’ll find. Can their friendship survive the truth?
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. No payments made between me and the publisher.
I’ve been waiting for What To Say Next since I’ve heard that Julie Buxbaum, the author, is releasing another after Tell Me Three Things. I was excited and immediately tried my luck to join the tour when I saw the announcement over Twitter. I could say I enjoyed reading the book even though I had a hard time on the first parts of it, a little slow at first then it was getting better as the story continues.
David the introvert, honest and smart kiddo. Kit, a pretty, grieving but moving on type of girl. Both have different attitude, both wants some change and they found it on each other. They’re story is a bit odd (I didn’t mean anything negative). They used to not notice each other until one day Kit just sat on David’s lunch table. Since then, the two slowly enjoyed each other’s company. They talk inside and outside of school. Will they have a good relationship as the story goes? That’s what readers have to find out.
I may have some hindrances when I read this book but I managed to enjoy every pages of it when I have enough time, it was like one to two hours per day or sometimes until I fell asleep. It was a little challenging with work BUT this book always change my mood. The moment I start reading, I’ll definitely start to relax. The book was simple and straightforward, there may have a little flashbacks but that’s on Kit’s head. Reading What To Say Next was worth it. I loved how she described her characters and how she twists her stories. I bet other readers will love this book as well, light and smooth read, amazing and catchy book cover and especially that’s Julie Buxbaum! I, personally, will always read her works. I do love it!
The author never failed to make her readers happy. Her works are really awesome and she did it again on What To Say Next. I am looking forward for more of her works.
Please check out my two novels, THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE and AFTER YOU, both now out in paperback. My first YA novel, TELL ME THREE THINGS, debuts April 2016.
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