Words We Don't Say

by K.J. Reilly Year Published: 2018

High school junior Joel Higgins struggles in the aftermath of a tragic loss and tries to make sense of the problems he sees all around him. He withdraws from those around him and copes by drafting hundreds of text messages he will never actually send. However, after spending mandatory volunteer hours at the soup kitchen with a girl named Eli and new kid Benj, he begins to form bonds with people, see his place in a bigger world, and what he can do to make things right.