If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say, by Leila Sales

Written by Leila Sales

Winter got what she wanted. Not because she was spoiled but because she worked for it. She had worked for the Spelling Championship. She had worked to get into Kenyon University. She had worked to have a good life. But when Winter posts something she thinks is funny online, she doesn’t get the result she wants. Her tweet is taken as a racist remark and the entire world turns against her. Her best friend won’t speak to her. She can’t go outside. Even Buzzfeed posts about her. Everything falls apart. In the age of internet justice Winter must come to terms with what she did, as well as find a way out of the results of her actions. This book shows how public shaming can affect someone’s life, even if it’s just on the internet. Filled with real life scenarios, and even a little romance, this book has something for everyone. I’d recommend this book for readers ages 12 and up.

Review by Amanda Hatton, Bonneville Junior High Library
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 6 and Up

If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say
Written by Leila Sales
Farrar Straus Giroux
327 pages
Release Date: May 1, 2018
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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