Hello book-bees and welcome to my stop on the #WriteReads #UltimateBlogTour of Kate In Waiting By Becky Albertalli @beckyalbertalli
Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli
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.
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.
PRINCIPAL CAST LIST:
1. Kate Garfield
2. Anderson Walker
3. Matt Olsson
Please excuse any grammatical errors, or typos. I have done my best, but in reality I am just reader. and will leave the writing to all the incredible authors out there.
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.
Becky Albertalli newest book, Kate In Waiting, is a perfect coming of age, rom-com for 2021.
We follows best friends Kate Garfield and Anderson Walker, who happens to have the very best kind of friendship. These two besties are theater buffs and are completely inseparable. They do everything together, sharing each other’s secrets.
The girls find themselves in a bit of a twist, after gushing over the same unattainable guy Matt Olsson in summer camp, they come face to face with him when he transfers to the girls school. The girls friendship is tested as they have never had to face this problem before.
The author narration is seamless and engaging, I enjoyed how the centralizing of the story was around the school musical. The girls friendship bond didn’t take a backseat to the romance. Becky Albertalli, has a way of writing that draws the reader into the characters lives, in such a way that will have you completely immersed in their lives.
A delightful book that touches on true life situations that young adults face today. Also the author does a fabulous job in bringing some great LGBTQ representation. Which I thought was done very well done.
An exceptional heartwarming reading experience that was everything I hoped for!
Thanks so much to The WriteReadsTour
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