What to Say Next
What to Say Next
What to Say Next
Julie Buxbaum
"What to Say Next reminds readers that hope can be found in unexpected places." –Bustle.comFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes a story about two struggling teenagers who find an unexpected connection just when they need it most. Nicola Yoon, the bestselling author of Everything, Everything, calls it "charming, funny, and deeply affecting."  Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world.KIT: I 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?Named a Best Young Adult Novel of the Year by POPSUGAR“Charming, funny, and deeply affecting all at the same time.” –Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star “Heartfelt, charming, deep, and real. I love it with all my heart.” –Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Romance

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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A boy who has been sitting alone at lunch for 622 days straight, and who has a mental disorder, learns that his crush's dad just died in a car crash. Together, they face school bullies and the struggles of having a mental disorder in high school. When she comes to him to solve the mystery of why her father actually died, it leads to a clue that unravels the whole story. Then her world is turned upside down by a family secret that changes everything.

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