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

If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say

Leila Sales

336 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction contemporary young adult challenging reflective fast-paced


A novel about public shaming in the internet age, the power of words, the cumulative destructiveness of microaggressions, and the pressing need for empathy.Before we go any further, I want you to understand this: I am not a good person. We all wan...

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reflective 100%
challenging 60%
dark 60%
sad 40%
tense 40%
adventurous 20%
emotional 20%
informative 20%


medium 75%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 33% | N/A: 33% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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