Kate in Waiting

Book review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Funny, breezy, diverse romcom stresses value of friendship.

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age 16+

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age 13+

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age 16+

Kate in Waiting...For young adults

Best friends—she is straight, he is gay—have crush on the same guy. Kate and her best friend, Anderson, do everything together—including falling for coke add Matt. Their friends say this is because they are codependent, but for Kate, Anderson is the person at the center of her life. She thinks crushes are more fun (and less painful) when not done solo. When Matt shows up as a new student at their school, both Kate and Anderson realize they have to navigate this joint crush in real life. Not knowing whether Matt likes guys or girls —but knowing they both really do like him—they set up some ground rules so as not to hurt each other and decide to just roll with it. But of course that is easier said than done when romantic feelings are involved. The novel features strong character development and a diverse cast of primary and supporting characters; Kate is white and jewish, Anderson is black, and Matt is white. Real chemistry between the different love interests in the book, authentic dialogue, supportive friendships, and Becky Albertalli’s humor make this a must-read.

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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For kids who love teen romance and theater stories

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