#BookReview of #YA book – Kate In Wating by Becky Albertalli @beckyalbertalli @RomaBaig_ @penguinrandom

Kate In Waiting
By Becky Albertalli

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Kate In Waiting is full of humour, the ups and downs of teenage life, including crushes and juggling dull school work with the exciting bright lights of the theatre and exciting rehearsals. Becky Albertalli has nailed it all in such a convincing story and it has just been published. Read the blurb and the review to discover more about the book that has been waiting in the wings…

I thank Roma Baig for gifting me this rather fun YA book.

Kate In Waiting pic

Blurb

From bestselling YA rom-com queen Becky Albertalli (author of Love, Simon) comes a new novel about daring to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight in love, life and theatre.

[PRINCIPAL CAST LIST]
Kate Garfield
Anderson Walker

Best friends, and contrary to popular belief, not co-dependent. Examples:

Carpooling to and from theatre 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.

Enter Stage Left: Matt Olsson

He 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…

Review

Kate In Waiting picMissing theatre? I know I am. So join this YA Romcom and find out about Kate in this witty book about stage life and romance. So many teenagers/young adults will be able to relate, even if having to carpool to rehearsals isn’t part of your life. From the first to the last page this book is very entertaining.

The book screams Teen-RomCom basically and lives in their communal world of SnapChat etc and the need to tell each other everything. There’s the romance and the crushing end of one and also a lot of humour too with Kate, Anderson and Matt, the stars of the show, with a great supporting cast.
The vibe is brilliant within the book, even when everything changes and the script that seemed so planned before makes life a bit messy and the teens suddenly find themselves having to do some improv to figure everything out all over again.

Chapters become scenes and many other theatrical references are made. There’s songs to practice and rehearsals to attend, but amongst all of that, there is school, which is entirely not as exciting, except it gives a bit of a chance for Kate to daydream, until she is interrupted…

Teens will be able to empathise with them all and feel the fun and the pain of those crushes and be there with them right to the very last page.

With warmth and so much humour, this is enough to brighten anyone’s spirits!

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