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Hope and Other Punch Lines

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Hope and Other Punch Lines by Julie Buxbaum
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May 07, 2019 | ISBN 9781524766771

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A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year


“Delivers its fair share of gut punches and cathartic moments . . . .A valuable addition to the growing body of 9/11-related teen literature–one that will be especially appealing to teens today.” —Kirkus Reviews

“An emotionally resonant, wryly humorous portrayal of two young adults navigating trauma and acceptance years after 9/11. . . .distinctive points of view with which teen readers, for whom 9/11 is history, will identify.” —Publishers Weekly

“A strong plot with vivid characterizations and heartfelt emotion. An illuminating and gut-wrenching tale. —Booklist

“Snappy dialogue, humor, and realistic relationships will satisfy readers. — School Library Journal  

Praise for Julie Buxbaum’s WHAT TO SAY NEXT

“An ode to the unexpected relationships that can change our lives.” —Bustle

“Charming, funny, and deeply affecting all at the same time.” –Nicola Yoon, New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star

“Teens who enjoy sweet, character-driven relationship stories will find their tribe with Kit and David.” —VOYA

Praise for Julie Buxbaum’s TELL ME THREE THINGS

“Fans of Rainbow Rowell are sure to adore.” –

“Here are three things about this book: (1) It’s sweet and funny and romantic; (2) the mystery at the heart of the story will keep you turning the pages; (3) I have a feeling you’ll be very happy you read it.” –Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and Windfall

“A heartfelt, wryly perceptive account of coming to terms with irrevocable loss when life itself means inevitable change.” —Kirkus Reviews


Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award NOMINEE 2020

Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List SELECTION 2021

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