If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say

Leila Sales (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publish Date
May 01, 2018
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.7 X 1.2 X 8.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374380991

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About the Author

Leila Sales is the author of the young adult novels Tonight the Streets Are Ours, This Song Will Save Your Life, Mostly Good Girls, and Past Perfect, as well as Once Was a Time, for younger readers.

This Song Will Save Your Life garnered two starred reviews, was included on the American Library Association's Best Fiction for Young Adults list, was named one of Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year, and was listed as one of the Best YA Books of the year by BuzzFeed.com. It has been published in twelve foreign territories.

Leila grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Chicago. When she's not writing, she spends her time thinking about sleeping, kittens, chocolate, and how to get more of all of them. Leila lives in Brooklyn, New York, and works in children's book publishing.

Reviews

*A Bank Street College Best Book of the Year!*
*A Tablet Magazine Best Jewish Children's Book of 2018!*

"Sales (This Song Will Save Your Life) tackles a thoroughly modern problem, and she is careful to stay within the gray, neither condoning Winter's explanation nor fully embracing the meaningless apology. A nuanced approach to how the internet encourages the dehumanization of users gives this novel its realistic tone and serves as a strong warning to teens (and their parents)"--Publishers Weekly

"This is a sharp, incisive novel about culpability in the digital age. Winter's not quite the villain the world thinks, but neither is she entirely innocent. For teens especially, this will offer valuable perspective on the effect words can have."--Booklist

"A thoughtful, compulsively readable story of a twenty-first century teen's worst nightmare come true." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred review

"[A] thoughtful coming-of-age story that underlines the power of empathy, community, and believing in one's own capacity for positive change." --The Horn Book

"Inspired by a true story, this is a very thought-provoking, well written young adult novel that brings up a lot of important and timely issues without offering pat, superficial solutions." --The Association of Jewish Libraries