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Joel Higgins has 901 unsent text messages saved on his phoneEver 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 wo. This book begins in the middle of a shift at a soup kitchen We are introduced to Joel and his many MANY rambling thoughts and we are never taken out of his head space Ever since the thing that happened he's been unable to talk to certain people Instead he drafts text messages to them and never sends them I actually tried and can't do this on my phoneI'll be honest I am not the reader for this book I like the uniue premise and the uniue writing style but at the end of the day it inhibited me from fully appreciating what this book was trying to do The author hits on a variety of deep topics veterans PTSD religion discrimination etc However it all became too much throughout the read I understand that the writing is coming from Joel's head and with that how the inner workings of a teenage boy trying to deal with tough subject would react I just didn't care for it Even in the funnier scenes where there's supposed to be some levity it just didn't work I did like the friendships between the characters Benji Eli Joel Joel's relationship with his parents and younger brother All of these were fantastic We've all written a text and never sent it We all have things we want to say to certain people but never say them We all have had that friend we didn't particularly care for at the beginning but somehow became a close or best friend And we have all not agreed with a friend's belief but there's still that bond and love between us regardless of our opposing viewsThe first 45 pages seemed to go nowhere and then we finally get introduced to something that makes it interesting However it did drag throughout to get the point at the end and the thing that happened and what is actually going on kind of Weirdly I found myself the most irritated with the talking of Burning Man between Benji and Joel it's not the way people mostly depict it HOWEVER I love the mention of the temple which is a true thing and a place people go to find closure and serenity and for that I love the authorWhen it comes down to it this is just a readerbook mismatch I appreciate the theme and uniueness of the book itself but the execution wasn't for my taste I never connected with the characters or the storyline A good read for teenagersYA lovers who love the deeper inner monologues dealing with heavy socially relevant issues

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Words We Dont SayT friend Andy's gone and he basically bombed the SATs But as Joel spends 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 pai. OMG I just Loved this book so much I feel like I need to text all my friends and tell them that they need to read this book although unlike Joel Higgins I will actually send all the textsThe characters are so real Our main character Joel is an anxious teenager who happens to also be insecure and his thoughts fly at 100 miles a minute oh and he probably suffers from PTSD as well We have Eli the girl he's secretly in love with but thinks that she's totally out of his league There's Benj the new boy that has no filter but turns out to have problems of his own we all had a friend like that right Alex the genius that can't drive Jacey who is Joel's little brother and I just wish I could hug Plus the adults parents and teachers who play an important part of the story and also felt amazingly authentic Joel made me laugh out loud and cry the next minute Like any person that goes through trauma teenager or not he has difficulty accepting that not everything can be fixed His dad tells him something like it is what it is which in Joel's mind is just not fair He tries to make sense of all the injustices in the world while at the same time keeping all his emotions bottled up inside We can feed them but we can't fix them The lady at the Soup Kitchen told himJoel was told that writing a journal would be a form of therapy to help him through this trauma Nah he writes texts that he saves as drafts and never sends About 900 of them To Eli to his friend Andy and to the school principal The book deals with common problems going on in our society such as banned books PTSD hunger homeless anxiety depression and guns You might ask how can a story that deals with all of these issues be funny Because of the dialogues the ramblings and a lot of the situations are sarcastic and hilarious you know teenager style This is a beautiful coming of age story Of how to move on after trauma How to accept one's vulnerability and find hope And finally how to love Here's my final thought Teenagers still have to read the same classic books that we all had to read back in High School A teacher told me the other day that teenagers have lost interest in reading but I have to disagree with that I think that we need to give them books that they will connect with instead of only classics Words We Don't Say is a clear example of such a book Please give a copy to a teenager I know I will

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review Words We Dont Say Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Joel Higgins has 901 unsent text messages saved on his phoneEver 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 thinkiRld But that doesn't mean he's keeping it together or even that he has any friendsSo instead of hanging out with people in real life he drafts text messages But he never presses sendAs dismal as sopho 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 bes. I love the message behind this book but the book itself was a drag to read I’ve never been a huge fan of internal monologues so when a book adopts that style to tell a story I’m instantly turned off to it Way too many long winded run on sentencesMostly nothing happens Many of the pages are things that don’t matter The pages that DO matter were too on the nose—did you know many books are banned Did you know that lots of people die from drunk driving Did you know many homeless are veterans Did you know that everyone can have PTSD and it shows up in unexpected waysIt was too contrived and too heavy handed contrasted with pointless bits about Joel’s day The worst ones for me were the cutest texts where he goes on and on and on about how the school should buy students Harleys or Mustangs