Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#211): What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: July 11, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

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?



Honestly this sounds wonderful! I'm not a YA contemporary person, but I loved Buxbaum's YA debut Tell Me Three Things, and I am so excited about this new standalone. 

70 comments:

  1. YES! Yay, so excited for this one. I'm the same way, contemp has to be something really special to catch my attention and I completely fell in love with Tell Me Three Things. Great pick, Alyssa!

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    1. I know you recently got a copy and I hope you love it! Thank you, Becky. ^_^

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  2. I hope they don't find out that there was a hit one her daddy by her momma for the insurance money. Yes, my brain did just go there.

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  3. Cute pick! Just saw this some blogs back. Not really my kind of read but I hope you will positively love it!

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    Old Follower :)

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  4. Great pick! This is the first that I have heard of this book but it sounds great. I have heard great things about Tell Me Three Things and hope to get to that one soon.

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    1. Tell Me Three Things was REALLY good, Carole! If you read either of this author's books, enjoy. :D

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  5. This does look interesting! I've never heard of it before :) Hope you enjoy when you read it!
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  6. I'm not a YA contemporary person either and I also think this sounds wonderful. I'm so picky with this genre so I hope it'll be as good as it sounds.

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    1. I'm extremely picky with the genre! I love adult contemporary (romance) but I tend to stay away from YA contemporary. So the fact that I'm excited to read this book says something!

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  7. I haven't read this author, but have heard good things. And I just love this cover! You can check out my Wednesday post HERE.

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    1. Really? Her debut as a huge hit last year!

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  8. I haven't heard of this until now! It sounds so cute though. I'm adding this to my TBR right now. :) Here is my WoW! Have a wonderful rest of your day! :)

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  9. Yes, please! I'm completely sold from the synopsis and cover. Thanks for putting it on my radar, Alyssa!

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    1. Excellent! I hope you enjoy this one if/when you read it, Lekeisha! :D

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  10. This sounds really good and just what I like to read. I'll have to add it to my tbr. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I'm not big on YA contemporary either, but I've heard great things about Tell Me Three Things, so I'm curious about this book as well :) Awesome pick!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. It was a good one! Thank you, Brittany. =)

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  12. Not big on this genre either but it does sound like a good read. And the name David Drucker is just awesome for some reason. If it's being compared to Rainbow Rowell (and aren't we due a new book from her) it should definitely be good.

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    1. It can definitely be a difficult genre to enjoy sometimes. I would love to see something new by Rowell!

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  13. oh man, this does look interesting and I love the cover >.<

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  14. I still have to read her debut but definitely love the sound of this one :D

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    1. I hope you get the chance to read both, Eileen! ;)

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  15. Thanks for checking my wow. This book sounds very interesting. I like the opposite friends medium.

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  16. Oh my gosh, I love the sound of this one!! I really enjoyed this author's other novel, TELL ME THREE THINGS but I didn't realize she was coming out with another. I'm so excited now! It really does sound amazing :) Thanks for letting us know about it! I hope you can read it soon :)

    Ashtyn @ Wonderland’s Reader!

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    1. Yes! New book for the win! I hope we both can read it sooner rather than later. :D

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  17. I never read YA contemporary novels a couple of years ago, but lately I've been getting interested in them. And I do like YA novels that deal with psychological elements, as this one does. I had not heard of it before, either. So I'm DEFINITELY adding it to my Goodreads shelves! Thanks for the heads up!!

    Also, thanks for dropping by and commenting on my own WOW post!! <3 :)

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    1. That's good! I highly recommend Michelle Hodkin's books, if you're looking for YA contemporary/psychological thrillers.

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  18. I love YA contemporary so this is right up my alley. Sounds like a good story too. Thanks for sharing :)

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  19. Hmm, I've never heard of Baxbaum, but I'm intrigued by this. I'm also not a big 'YA contemporary' reader, so that you feel the same and liked this makes me want to read it. ^_^

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    1. I think she has published adult novels, but Tell Me Three Things was her first YA one. It was very successful, and rightfully so! I highly recommend that one (or this one!), even if you're like me in terms of YA contemporary preferences/non-preferences!

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  20. I'm not a big contemporary person, but this sounds fantastic. Thanks for puttting it on my radar. I hope you will love it!!

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  21. I hadn't heard of this cutie! I'm definitely adding it to my GR.
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

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  22. I love that cover! It looks like it could be a Rainbow Rowell book lol. And the fact that it's from the author of Tell Me three Things- I haven't read that but I thought that one sounded good too! Great pick.

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    1. True, I definitely see what you mean! Her debut novel was so, so wonderful. Thank you!

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  23. How have I not heard of this?! It soounds so good, Alyssa! :)

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    1. It does! And the cover is so adorable, right? :D

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  24. We have actually never heard of this author. Not the biggest contemporary fans out there, but this seems like an enjoyable read :)
    ~ Pendragons 

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    1. Buxbaum's debut was really good! I'm not a YA contemporary person either, but that book surprised me. ;)

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  25. Wow! This book sounds really interesting! I always love a good friendship and mystery book!

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  26. I've not heard of this one! Seems like my kinda book thought! Thanks for sharing.


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  27. This sounds really sweet and I haven't heard of it before now, so thanks for sharing!

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  28. I am so excited for this book too! I also loved Tell Me Three Things! Yay!

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    1. Awesome! I hope you get the chance to read it soon!

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  29. The cover is so cute! This is new to me, I heard of the author but haven't really looked at it. Will have to check her out! Great pick, Alyssa, thanks for sharing!

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    1. I highly recommend Tell Me Three Things! You're welcome, Cyn. ^_^

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  30. I'm planning to read Tell Me Three Things soon! This one sounds really good! I'm looking forward to it.

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  31. Funny, I AM a contemporary YA person (or at least I was...or am...I still love older YA contemporary) and I was underwhelmed by her book last year. This does sound good though so I'll be keeping an aye on what you and/or Nick think of it :)

    Nereyda│ Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist

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    1. LOL! Identity crisis? ;) I'm sorry you didn't totally love Tell Me Three Things! I'm hoping to read this new one soon, if RH comes through. Either way, I want to read it this year. It should be good!

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  32. I can't wait to read this one! I really like Julie Bauxbuam books! Great pick!

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    1. That's great! I hope you like this new one, Kristyn. ^_^

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  33. Well I'm definitely intrigued after reading David's opening line to Kit, hahaha. What a charmer. ;) This one sounds really good!

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    1. Right?! I'm hoping to be swept away in a good romance and interesting story. Let's hope!

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  34. This is the first time I read about this book, but I'm going to add it to my TBR list now. It sounds really cute!

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    1. It really does! I highly recommend her YA debut novel. :D

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  35. Awesome pick Alyssa :D Yay for being excited about this one. <3 I'm not ready for more books from this genre just yet, haha. I have read too many bad ones lately :p But hope you love it. <3

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    1. I know what you mean! I'm not a huge fan of YA contemporary, so I'm extremely picky. I trust this author!

      Thank you!

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