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Sep 7, 2017

Review: What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

What to Say Next
by Julie Buxbaum
Source: ARC provided for review. Thank you!
My Rating: 4 stars
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?


What To Say Next is one of the cutest stories out there.
This is my first book by Julie Buxbaum, but I’ve heard so many great things about it that I was dying to read it.
The beginning felt a little slow and confusing for me, but suddenly it became a page turner. I don’t know how to explain it, except that this book fascinated me.
I’ve read many, many book about “issues” or mental illness because with limited education and not a lot of free time, I learn through books, and What To Say Next is not only a beautiful book with a lovely romance, but a thought provoking read, too.

The main characters, David and Kit are likable and charming. Their lives are complex and hard, but I loved how they both are… well, nice. David is such a lovely, lovely boy.
Their friends-to-romance relationship was so cute and it happened naturally, so I shipped them hard.

There are so many great things to say about this book, but you know, it’s really hard to think about them individually because I loved this book overall.
The characters were all realistic and “almost” (except Kit’s male friends) all of them were likable. My favorite one was David’s sister. I loved how supportive she was!

The writing was fast-paced and enjoyable. And the ending was really satisfying.
If you’re looking for a thought-provoking read and a cute romance between diverse characters, add this book to your TBR right now!


1 comment:

  1. Yaaaasss! I'm so glad you enjoyed this book! Buxbaim really outdid herself with this one. The depth of her research was clear. David was my favorite!

    If you've not read Tell Me Three Things, I highly recommend! It's possibly even sweeter than this one. :D

    Have a great day, Lis. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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