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Review: Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli (Bookstagram Tour)

"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."

Pages: 400


I received a copy of Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a bookstagram tour for Pride Book Tours. Thank you so much to Pride Book Tours, Penguin Platform and Becky Albertalli for having me on the tour!

Make sure to check out all of the brilliant bookstagrammers also on the tour!

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I absolutely adored Simon Vs. The Homosapien's Agenda by Becky Albertalli so I jumped at the chance of being able to read Kate in Waiting! I don't think I've ever replied to an email so quickly before! I am so grateful and can't thank Pride Book Tours, Penguin Platform and Becky Albertalli enough for this amazing opportunity! Plus, I also have to take a minute to appreciate this gorgeous cover - look at how PRETTY it is!

Our main characters are Kate & Anderson, they are the best of friends who do absolutely everything together! When the boy from camp, who they both have a massive crush on, happens to move to their school can their friendship survive their crush?

I really enjoyed all of the characters, they were so fun to read and the friendship between Kate & Anderson was so special. I really liked having the story from Kate's perspective and you could feel all of the fun, joy and heartbreak throughout. The theatre element was so much fun and mini confession time...I was a little bit of a theatre kid in school! I can't sing, act or dance but I loved the atmosphere of being part of the school plays and I was part of a small production at a local theatre once but I need to keep some embarrassing stories to myself!

Becky Albertalli's writing is absolutely brilliant as usual and I really like the short chapters as well because it is so easy to say 'just one more chapter' and then the next thing you know it's 3am! The story flowed so nicely I didn't want to put it down and the pace was perfect for me!

In case you couldn't tell I absolutely loved Kate in Waiting! It was such an amazing and cute story of friendship, new love and trying new things.

Thank you so much Pride Book Tours, Penguin Platform and Becky Albertalli for my advanced copy!

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