Book Tour, Giveaway, And Review of “Words We Don’t Say” By K.J. Reilly @RockstarBkTours @DisneyBooks @kjreillyauthor

WORDS WE DON’T SAY

Title: WORDS WE DON’T SAY

Author: K.J. Reilly

Pub. Date: October 2, 2018

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 288

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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. 

MY REVIEW- This was a very unique plot, and while I am far from being a teenager, I did find the character of Joel relatable. I appreciated the humorous parts, the sensitive parts, and the parts that make your heart hurt. This was a very quick read, coming in at under 300 pages, I felt like I flew through it. I feel like I should pass this book off to my teenage daughter, during her stage in life she may really love this one. I loved the time they spent in the soup kitchen, and that it showed them getting to know those they helped. 

I appreciate that the author is bringing something new and fresh to the YA genre, and I know a lot of readers are going to love this one. 

Thank you Rockstar Books and Disney Hyperion for having me. See below to find out what my fellow bloggers think! 

 

About K.J.:

I am the author of the (contemporary social issue) Young Adult book, Words We Don’t Say (Disney Hyperion Oct 2, 2018). 

 

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Giveaway Details:

 

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/8/2018- BookHounds YA– Excerpt

10/9/2018- Utopia State of Mind– Review

10/10/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

10/11/2018- Abellafairytale– Review

10/12/2018- Do You Dog-ear?– Review

 

Week Two:

10/15/2018- YA Books Central– Excerpt

10/16/2018- The Pages In-Between– Review

10/17/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt

10/18/2018- Book-Keeping– Review

10/19/2018- Beware Of The Reader– Review

 

Week Three:

10/22/2018- Rainy Day Reviews– Excerpt

10/23/2018- Moonlight Rendezvous– Review

10/24/2018- The Cover Contessa– Review

10/25/2018- Jena Brown Writes– Review

10/26/2018- A Fictional Bookworm– Review

 

Week Four:

10/29/2018- PopTheButterfly Reads– Review

10/30/2018- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

10/31/2018- The Desert Bibliophile– Review

11/1/2018- Trendy Simple Life– Review

11/2/2018- Patriotic Bookaholic– Review

 

Week Five:

11/5/2018- Coffee, Books and Cakes– Review

11/6/2018- Savings in Seconds– Review

11/7/2018- Novel Novice– Excerpt

11/8/2018- For the Love of KidLit– Spotlight

11/9/2018- Two points of interest– Review