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Things You Can't Say by Jenn Bishop

Happy Wednesday! Author Jenn Bishop dropped by to celebrate Julie McLaughlin's eye-catching cover illustration for Things You Can't Say. I wrote the words in purple, and Jenn wrote the words in black. Thank you, Jenn!  

Julie McLaughlin’s cover illustration for Things You Can’t Say gorgeously illustrates Drew’s perceived distance from his peers. As a result of his father’s suicide, which takes place three years before the book begins, Drew thinks no one can ever really understand him. He feels different from every other kid his age. 

Things You Can’t Say tells the story of twelve-year-old Drew, who spends his summer weekdays in the children’s room of the local public library, helping out the children’s librarian. Everything changes this summer with the arrival of Audrey. Not only is Audrey new to town and forced to help out in the children’s room alongside Drew, she’s afraid of little kids! And she and Drew don’t exactly hit it off at first. But when Phil, a mysterious man on a…

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