Julie Buxbaum

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What To Say Next

Winner of the Westchester Fiction Award 2018
book | Fiction | Jul 2017
US & Canada → Delacorte Press (Ed. Beverley Horowitz)

Featured on The Texas Library Association Tayshas list 2018

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes a story about two struggling teenagers who find an unexpected connection just when they need it most. Nicola Yoon, the bestselling author of Everything, Everything, calls it "charming, funny, and deeply affecting."

When an unlikely friendship is sparked between the 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 accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they’ll find or how it will change them.

What to Say Next celebrates the uniqueness in all of us and the importance of recognizing opportunities that seem beyond our reach.

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Roxane Edouard manages the translation rights for What To Say Next

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Translation Rights Sold

Bulgarian
World
Egmont Bulgaria Publishing House
Dutch
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Uitgeverij De Fontein
Estonian
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Rahva Raamat
French
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Pocket
German
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Luebbe Verlag
Hungarian
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Gabo Kiado
Indonesian
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Penerbit Haru
Italian
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De Agostini Editions
Polish
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Wydawnictwo Dolnoslaskie
Portuguese
Brazil
Galera Record
Portuguese
Portugal
20/20 Editora
Russian
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AST Publishers
Spanish
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Penguin Random House
Reviews

Buxbaum (Tell Me Three Things) uses split first-person narration to give readers striking insight into both teens. Unlike his peers and the school administration, readers will easily see David as a complex, brilliant individual. Discussion of Kit’s family and heritage (her mother is Indian) bring additional complexity and depth to this portrait of grief and recovery.


Publishers Weekly
Full Review

A must-have for YA collections.

School Library Journal
Full Review

What to Say Next is about defying labels and discovering who you are—and owning it. Heartfelt, charming, deep, and real, it’s a celebration of life. I love it with all my heart.

Jennifer Niven

Charming, funny, and deeply affecting.

Nicola Yoon

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

VOYA

Buxbaum’s empathy for her protagonists and careful, stereotype-resisting characterizations make the eventual romance between the two feel natural... Among many other YA characters who find love despite their differences, Kit and David (especially David) stand out.

Rachel L Smith
The Horn Book
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