Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli
What is it about?Contrary to popular belief, best friends Kate Garfield and Anderson Walker are not codependent. Carpooling to and from theater rehearsals? Environmentally sound and efficient. Consulting each other on every single life decision? Basic good judgment. Pining for the same guys from afar? Shared crushes are more fun anyway.
But when Kate and Andy’s latest long-distance crush shows up at their school, everything goes off script. Matt Olsson is talented and sweet, and Kate likes him. She really likes him. The only problem? So does Anderson.
Turns out, communal crushes aren’t so fun when real feelings are involved. This one might even bring the curtains down on Kate and Anderson’s friendship.
My thoughts: This sounds like such a cute and adorable feel-good read, and I'm in desperate need of more of those. The world is dark enough, I can do with a bit of cute in my fiction. Of course, it's my own fault that I so often pick grimdark fantasy reads filled with ancient evils rising...
I've added Kate in Waiting to my list to read on a rainy Saturday afternoon when I need a pick-me-up.
Thank you to the WriteReads (and the publishers of course) for organising this blog tour and feeding my bottomless to be read pile which is threatening to suffocate me in my sleep.
About the author: Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (film: Love, Simon). A former clinical psychologist who specialized in working with children and teens, Becky lives with her family in Atlanta. You can visit her online at www.beckyalbertalli.com. Twitter: @beckyalbertalli