´´War is a Racket´´ is marine general, Smedley Butler´s classic treatise on why wars are conducted, who profits from them, and who pays the price. Few people are as qualified as General Butler to advance the argument encapsulated in his book´s sensational title. When ´´War is a Racket´´ was first published in 1935, Butler was the most decorated American soldier of his time. He had lead several successful military operations in the Caribbean and in Central America, as well as in Europe during the First World War. Despite his success and his heroic status, however, Butler came away from these experiences with a deeply troubled view of both the purpose and the results of warfare.
´´What to Say Next reminds readers that hope can be found in unexpected places.´´ -Bustle From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes a story about two struggling teenagers who find an unexpected connection just when they need it most. Nicola Yoon, the bestselling author of Everything, Everything, calls it ´´charming, funny, and deeply affecting.´´ Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world. KIT: I don´t know why I decide not to sit with Annie and Violet at lunch. It feels like no one here gets what I´m going through. How could they? I don´t even understand. DAVID: In the 622 days I´ve attended Mapleview High, Kit Lowell is the first person to sit at my lunch table. I mean, I´ve never once sat with someone until now. ´´So your dad is dead,´´ I say to Kit, because this is a fact I´ve recently learned about her. When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit appreciates David´s blunt honesty-in fact, she finds it bizarrely refreshing. David welcomes Kit´s attention and her inquisitive nature. When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad´s tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they´ll find. Can their friendship survive the truth? Named a Best Young Adult Novel of the Year by POPSUGAR ´´Charming, funny, and deeply affecting all at the same time.´´ -Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star ´´Heartfelt, charming, deep, and real. I love it with all my heart.´´ -Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places