Words We Don’t Say Blog Tour + Giveaway

Today I’m going to spotlight a book I’m excited about and want to read. I love the concept of this book. So read further to find out why and to win a copy yourself!


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.

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I am pretty excited about this book. I think what fascinates me most is not only that it’s a contemporary, but it has to do with all those things you wish you said to people.

It’s about those light night texts you compose, but never send. I have so many of these instances. The times you write messages that say you need someone to talk to. Or the times you want to confess secrets. Or the times you need advice.

This book seems to take these text messages as a foundation, and expand upon it. Wondering where those relationships could go. Where those unsent words are sent.

About the Author

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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Blog Tour

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


Have you also started drafts of things left unsaid? I have so many Tweet Drafts!

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