(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Also by this author: Tonight the Streets Are Ours
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) on May 1st 2018
Genres: Prejudice & Racism, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Social Themes, Young Adult Fiction
Before we go any further, I want you to understand this: I am not a good person.
We all want to be seen. We all want to be heard. But what happens when we’re seen and heard saying or doing the wrong things? What then?
When Winter Halperin—former spelling bee champion, aspiring writer, and daughter of a parenting expert—gets caught saying the wrong thing online, her life explodes. All across the world, people knows what she’s done, and none of them will forgive her.
With her friends gone, her future plans cut short, and her identity in shambles, Winter is just trying to pick up the pieces without hurting anyone else. She knows she messed up, but does that mean it’s okay for people to send her hate mail and death threats? Does she deserve to lose all that she’s lost? And is “I’m sorry” ever good enough?
First and foremost a novel about public shaming in the internet age, If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say is also an exploration of the power of words, the cumulative destructiveness of microaggressions, and the pressing need for empathy.
I adore Leila Sales so I’m incredibly excited that she has a new book out soon!
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