What to Say Next

What to Say Next


From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes a charming and poignant story about two struggling teenagers who find an unexpected connection just when they need it most. For fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Niven, and Rainbow Rowell.

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?

Title:What to Say Next
Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:292 pages

    What to Say Next Reviews

  • maybelline ?

    Full Review Posted:This review is more than a week late, oopsies Julie Buxbaum has earned a title in my book for ‘auto-buy authors’ bc damn hER BOOKS ARE SO CUTE !!! i feel like im getting diabete...

  • Maram

    if my bby david wants to talk about quantum mechanics, stop everything because he. is. happiness.<- 4.5 stars -> and my 500th rtc---Update: I just realized that my pp matches this book's cover and I l...

  • Lola  Reviewer

    This he said/she said contemporary romance story was darker than I expected. I mean look at that cover. Doesn’t it just scream summer fun and lots of sun? I think it does. What a beauty. Lovely phys...

  • Jaime Arkin

    Julie Buxbaum was added to my favorite authors list after reading Tell Me Three Things last year and she solidified her spot on my auto-buy list with What To Say Next. I’m not exaggerating when I te...

  • Heather 'Bookables'

    Loved this book! Loved how it focused on an autistic main character as well!...

  • Mary Kubica

    I would give this 10 stars if I could. I adore everything Julie Buxbaum writes, but especially this tale of what happens when an autistic boy falls in love with a popular teenage girl whose father has...

  • Stacee

    I'm not sure why I put this one off for so long because it was amazing. I love love loved Kit and David. They're both going through so much {her dad's death, his autism} and it was easy to settle in a...

  • Alyssa

    4.5 stars.***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***What to Say Next by Julie BuxbaumPublisher: Delacorte PressPublication Date: July 11, 2017Rating: 4 starsSource: ARC sent by the publisherSumma...

  • Myrna

    Goodreads giveaway win! Thank you Goodreads! An inspirational story about Kit’s friendship with David, a high school peer with Aspergers, born out of tragedy. I felt the author captured David and Ki...

  • Dilinna

    DNF @ 60% because i couldnt bear it anymore! i absolutely love this particular troupe and was so excited to read this but I felt soo disconnected from the characters...i couldnt feel their pain or any...