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What to Say Next

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What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
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Apr 03, 2018 | ISBN 9780553535716

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“Buxbaum uses split first-person narration to give readers striking insight into both teens. . . . Readers will easily see David as a complex, brilliant individual. Discussion of Kit’s family and heritage bring additional complexity and depth to his portrait of grief and recovery.”–PW

“. . . a story of friendship and finding one’s tribe. Teens who enjoy sweet, character-driven relationship stories will find their tribe with Kit and David.” –VOYA

“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

“Told in the alternating voices of a girl whose world has been shattered and a boy who is the only person in her life who sees her clearly, WHAT TO SAY NEXT is about the power of connection and the beauty of compassion. With sensitivity, wisdom, and heart, Julie Buxbaum weaves a story in which loss and grieving are balanced by humor and insight. This novel is so compulsively readable that you’ll be surprised how deeply your emotions are stirred.”—Christina Baker Kline, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Orphan Train

“Julie Buxbaum has written my perfect love story–two brave, flawed characters ditching the idea of ‘normal,’ falling in love, and finding the unanswerable answers to life in each other. I adored it.”—Cath Crowley, author of Graffiti Moon and Words in Deep Blue

“Among many other YA characters who find love despite their differences, Kit and David stand out.” —The Horn Book


Westchester Fiction Award WINNER 2018

Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award NOMINEE 2019

Georgia Peach Book Award SELECTION 2018

Oklahoma Sequoyah Children’s Book Award SELECTION 2018


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