What to Say Next
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
"What to Say Next reminds readers that hope can be found in unexpected places." –BustleFrom 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
Random House Children's Books
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"Ohhhhh my gosh. This book was a phenomenal read. I felt all the feelings! A touching read addressing tough themes in a beautiful way. It was also interesting to see the world through the eyes of someone with Asperger's. I learned so much! This book was impactful and definitely worth reading. "
"okay, so yk when you go to starbucks, and splurge on a drink that you don’t usually get bc it’s not good for you, and it’s super sweet, but so so so good!! this is exactly how i feel with this book. i know reading romance isn’t the best for my mental health, but i this book was SO SWEET AND CUTE!! david and kits friendship alone is adorable!! i TOTALLY recommend!!"
"The day I stop using books to resolve my trauma is probably the day I'll stop reading books, tbh. Read this in the aftermath of grieving someone I loved a lot and it was the perfect combination of sappy, sweet, and real to make me feel less alone at a time when I felt like some kind of grief-stricken alien stuck on planet Sunshine. This book was heartwarming, cute, and good for the soul. "
"This was a really cute book, and the characters were lovable and realistic. If anyone’s wondering, there is no *spice* at all. There are some heavier topics that are discussed, so I would recommend it for 13+"