Friday, June 23, 2017

What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum {spotlight + giveaway}

Today I'm shining a spotlight on a fabulous upcoming title, the second YA novel from Julie Buxbaum, WHAT TO SAY NEXT !!


by Julie Buxbaum
♦publisher: Delacorte Press
♦release date: July 11th, 2017
♦hardcover, 272 pages
♦intended audience: Young adult
♦stand-alone, contemporary
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?

Julie Buxbaum's Tell Me Three Things was one of my favorite books of last year, and while I'm only about 70 pages into this one, it's wonderful so far! The humor and sentiment  both feel very genuine, the characters and the various relationships are completely refreshing and I can't wait to see how Kit and David's connection grows!  Each of their alternating points of view are compelling and unique, as Kit works through her grief and her disconnection from her seemingly clueless popular circle, and David with his stark and honest observation of the people around him and of his own growing curiosity about Kit.  


Julie Buxbaum is the New York Times best selling author of Tell Me Three Things, her young adult debut, and the critically acclaimed novels The Opposite of Love and After You. Her work has been translated into twenty-five languages. Julie’s writing has appeared in various publications, including The New York Times. She is a former lawyer and graduate of Harvard Law School and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young children, and an immortal goldfish. 


Purchase What to Say Next:
 Indiebound   •  Amazon  •  Book Depository

Today I'm giving away one finished copy of 
What To Say Next 
to one person, anywhere in the world! 
Enter below, and Good Luck! :D
Open Internationally, ends 7/7/17

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