{Can’t Wait Wednesday} Words We Don’t Say by K.J. Reilly

Posted May 23, 2018 by Bee in Waiting on Wednesday / 10 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a meme hosted by Wishful Endings, in which we have the opportunity to let others know about books that we are eagerly waiting for. It’s based on the meme Waiting on Wednesday, that was run by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

{Can’t Wait Wednesday} Words We Don’t Say by K.J. Reilly

Words We Don't Say

by K.J. Reilly
Published on October 2nd 2018
by Disney Hyperion
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Goodreads

Joel Higgins has 901 unsent text messages saved on his phone.

Ever since the thing that happened, there are certain people he hasn't been able to talk to in person. Sure, he shows up at school, does his mandatory volunteer hours at the soup kitchen, and spends pretty much every moment thinking about Eli, the most amazing girl in the world. But that doesn't mean he's keeping it together, or even that he has any friends.

So instead of hanging out with people in real life, he drafts text messages. But he never presses send.

As dismal as sophomore year was for Joel, he doesn't see how junior year will be any better. For starters, Eli doesn't know how he feels about her, his best friend Andy's gone, and he basically bombed the SATs. But as Joel spends more time at the soup kitchen with Eli and Benj, the new kid whose mouth seems to be unconnected to his brain, he forms bonds with the people they serve there-including a veteran they call Rooster-and begins to understand that the world is bigger than his own pain.

Why Iā€™m Waiting: This sounds like it could be a very intense and emotional contemporary, which I do love. I just love getting my feels stomped on. Who doesn’t?

What are you waiting for this week?

Bee

Bee

Bee (born as Bieke) is 27 years old and from Belgium. (No she won't send waffles.) She's a strange, nerdy and anxious creature floating around somewhere on the ace spectrum. Oh, and she also writes books as Nelly B. Jones. Or tries to anyway. You can also find her on Novel Ink.

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10 responses to “{Can’t Wait Wednesday} Words We Don’t Say by K.J. Reilly

  1. Yes, this does sound like a VERY emo read, but the good kind, that leaves you sighing and whispering “Awwww…….” This sounds like the kind of book that one never forgets, PRECISELY because it touches the heartstrings so poignantly. So I’m adding it to my Goodreads shelves!! Thanks SO, SO much for featuring it!!

    Thanks as well for commenting on my own CWW post!! <3 <3 šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ And sorry for the very late comment back…….. šŸ™

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