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Brought to you by Penguin.  

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

Contrary to popular belief, best friends Kate and Anderson are not co-dependent. 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. Matt 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. 

©2021 Becky Albertalli (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Nothing happened

I adore this author but nothing happened in this book. It was a bit.. pointless. Not to mention the excessive use of “f-boy” on what felt like every single page. The whole thing felt like a monologue / rant and Kate playing the victim (she did eventually resolve this - points for character growth). That being said, I don’t think I’m the intended audience here and that’s maybe why I felt juvenile to the point of eye rolling. I also found the narrator really grating and really playing up to that annoying teenage stereotype like in a 2000s rom-com movie.

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Great read

loved it . it was amazing and a great listen . easy to follow the story

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Great story, lovely voice but a not a lot of difference between characters voices so sometimes a bit complicated to know who's speaking