What To Say Next (audiobook)
by Julie Buxbaum
What to Say Next is what David and Kit don’t have to worry about. David is an unpopular junior with Aspergers and Kit is one member of a trio of semi-popular girls. David is nearly invisible and near the top of his class. Kit recently lost her dad to a car crash, and she finds herself unable to blend back into her group of friends upon returning to school after the funeral. Instead, she sits with David, and while he is blunt and honest, she appreciates that he doesn’t ignore her obvious pain. David finds himself in love with Kit, and his sister gives him a makeover to help Kit see him in a new light. David helps Kit solve a mystery of her father’s death, and that leads to more pain and heartache for both.
What I liked about this book is that it was a quick, easy read. When in the mood for something fluffy and entertaining, this is the way to go. I believe it was the same for her first book, Tell Me Three Things. I liked that it was told from multiple perspectives and that we were able to see into the mind of someone with Aspergers who is fully aware of his Aspergers.
What I didn’t like about this book was how cliche it was. Popular, meat-head football players, popular snotty girls, etc. There was an odd love connection, and all worked out in the end. This is normally the kind of book I wouldn’t pick up, somewhat equivalent to a romance novel for adults. However, sometimes that’s just what I’m in the mood for.
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