Kate in Waiting
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About the Author
Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Upside of Unrequired, among others. She is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children and teens. She also served for seven years as the coleader of a support group for gender-nonconforming children in Washington, DC.
"Warm, heartfelt, and hilarious." -- Buzzfeed
"A love letter to friendship and giving yourself the chance to shine bright in the spotlight, Albertalli delivers another timeless masterpiece." -- The Nerd Daily
"The ever-popular Albertalli weighs friendship against romance in a novel that's by turns laugh-out-loud funny and thoughtfully characterized.... Packed with musical-theater references and sparkling dialogue, this journey of self-discovery sings."
"Albertalli has crafted a rom-com that's not only sharp and funny, but distinguished by its casually diverse LGBTQ cast's awareness that friendship (among friends, to be sure, but also siblings, and gasp, romantic interests) is as important as love." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Real chemistry between the different love interests in the book, authentic dialogue, supportive friendships, and Albertalli's signature humor make this a must-read. Flips the script on battling over a boy in the best way possible." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Endearingly heartfelt...gushing with laughs" -- Shelf Awareness (starred review)
"While this book is absolutely cute and full of funny banter, it's perfectly balanced with a juicy plot and highly emotional moments." -- Business Insider
"[E]ndearing and charming... Reminiscent of Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List, Albertalli crafts a story that offers an honest and realistic look at high school relationships--romantic and platonic." -- School Library Journal
"While theater fans will especially identify with the story, recognizing their passion in Kate's own, the solid friendship and romance at its core will appeal to a broader audience." -- Horn Book Magazine
"The racially diverse cast (Anderson is Black; Kate is white) is likewise inclusive of gender and sexuality, ultimately underscoring the story's ideal that love is love is love, especially when that love is friendship." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books