Book cover for The Way I Say It. Two young people riding bikes together.

The Way I Say It / Nancy Tandon

Rory is having more than one problem in sixth grade. His old best friend Brent is now an enemy, and even Rory’s own name is giving him troubles—he’s been seeing speech therapists for a while, but still can’t overcome the “R” sound. What’s worse is there are some big public speaking projects coming up for his class—and his teacher has paired him up with none other than Brent, of course. Brent, however, has troubles of his own after a bad accident leaves him with a brain injury. A great read about forgiveness, changing friendships, and finding just the right adult to help you through. Ages 9 and up.