That’s Not What I Heard – YA Books About Gossip

That's Not What I Heard - YA Books About Gossip

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Welcome to my stop along the blog tour for That’s Not What I Heard by Stephanie Kate Strohm! I have always loved Stephanie Kate Strohm’s novels and this one that is all about a rumour sounds like it is super cute. To celebrate, I have created a list of YA books about gossip. Keep reading to learn more about the book.

That's Not What I HeardTitle: That's Not What I Heard
Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: February 6, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

From the author of The Date to Save and It's Not Me, It's You comes a new novel about what happens when a rumor about a breakup is more interesting than the truth!

"For fans of Mean Girls and other high school comedies." - Kirkus Reviews"Plenty of hyperbole provides copious amounts of laughter. Give this to readers who crave something light and humorous." - BooklistWhat did you hear?Kimberly Landis-Lilley and Teddy Lin are over. Yes, the Kim and Teddy broke up.At least that's what Phil Spooner thinks he overheard and then told Jess Howard, Kim's best friend. Something about Teddy not liking Kim's Instas? Or was it that Teddy is moving to Italy and didn't want to do long distance? Or that Kim slid into someone else's DMs?Jess told her boyfriend, Elvis, that he needs to be on Kim's side. Especially if he wants to keep her as his girlfriend. But Elvis is also Teddy's best friend.Now, Kim's run out of school for the day. Jess is furious. Elvis is confused. And half the lunch period won't talk to Teddy. Even the teachers have taken sides.William Henry Harrison High will never be the same again!


YA Books About Gossip

Like it Never Happened by Emily Adrian


This YA contemporary is about a girl who has a bad reputation because of a rumour. She is resilient and learns how to rise above the drama. If you are a fan of books about sisters and acting this is one to try.


Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton


If you love books that feature dancing and competitions, this is a book to check out. The characters will stop at nothing when it comes to being the best. Definitely one for fans of Pretty Little Liars.


One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus


I have had this mystery novel on my TBR for quite some time now. It sounds like an updated version of The Breakfast Club with a murder to solve. Lots of secrets and lies to uncover in this one, for sure


The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu


A realistic fiction novel that explores the rumour mill of a high school. Everyone seems to think that they know what happened the night of the party. The book deals with some hard-hitting issues.


Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers


Courtney Summers always seems to write books that are gripping and realistic. Some Girls Are tells the story about the effects of bullying. A tough read that will make you think and feel.


Are there any YA books that you know of that would fit this list?

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14 thoughts on “That’s Not What I Heard – YA Books About Gossip

  1. Danielle Hammelef says:

    This is on my TBR and sounds different than any other YA I’ve read. Rumors are difficult issues, so this book sounds exciting to read.

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