Synopsis: 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.

Release Date: 20th April 2021

Format Read: Ebook

Genres: Young Adult, Teen, LGBT, Contemporary, Coming of Age, Romance, Musical Theatre, Friendship

Pages: 400

Thank you so much to Penguin Random House Children’s and Netgalley for the earc to read and review.

Review: So much drama within the pages of this book. 

Kate and Anderson, best friends, each other’s confidants and inseparable with their own langue with each other go through the first big challenge in their friendship when they both fall in love with Matt at camp and suddenly find him thrust into their everyday life as he moves to their school and their street. Everything changes from that point on. 

I loved that it was all centred around musical theatre that’s what really drew me to the book In the first place. It was also about Kate and Anderson’s relationship which was both incredibly sweet and incredibly weird both at the exact same time. 

There was a lot of drama around Matt, both really liking him and both slowly falling for him made it difficult for them to stay as connected as they had always been. Whilst reading it all I kept thinking was wow this drama could be all over if they take three minutes to go up to him and ask ‘hey Matt are you straight or gay and do you like like either of us.’ But that would have been way too simple and taken the drama away from the whole story. 

I did love reading their relationships forming with Matt individually and how he was with both. I also loved reading about Kate and Noah’s relationship forming throughout the story. I loved their friends Raina and Brandie they were great additions to the story. There were so many great characters that each played a great part in making the story come together. 

I must admit that I found so much predictable about this book. I didn’t predict everything but personally so much of what was going to happen I kind of guessed very early on. That was okay though as sometimes predictable is fun, because you got it right and it can make you happy. In my case that’s how I viewed it, yes I knew it was coming but I loved it all the same.

This was a very drama filled read, but I enjoyed getting to read it and be in the world of teen theatre kids and the relationship drama they go through. It was funny, and makes you gush with the characters, draws you into their lives and makes you ship couples so hard it’s unbelievable. This was such a great Teen/YA Contemporary.

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Where to buy: Amazon, Waterstones, Wordery, Book Depository

About Author: Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (film: Love, Simon), The Upside of Unrequited, and Leah on the Offbeat. She is also the co-author of What If It’s Us with Adam Silvera. 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.

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