Book information: 

  • Author: Becky Albertalli
  • Date of publication: 22nd April 2020
  • Genre:  Young Adult
  • Pages: 400
  • Publisher: Penguin 

Book Blurb:

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.

taken from goodreads

Review and Recommendation:

Thank you WriteReads for letting me anticipate in this awesome book tour. 

As I am going through a really difficult time at the moment I can hardly find any time to read at all. But as I really wanted to read Kate in Waiting I bought myself the audiobook and listened to it whenever I had the chance. It sweetened my bicycle rides to and from work and into town. This audiobook is a real bliss. My teenage days are already long gone but I enjoyed that book immensely. Of course I suspected pretty early who Kate will end up with in a relationship. And I was right! And that made me happy because I thought he has always been the right choice. 

Kate is a simply loveable young lady who is have lived to have as a friend when I was young. Somehow they’re supposed to be the geeky theatre group but in realty they’re Cool and the Gang (or Squad as it’s called here). 

The book is an enjoyable, easy read with a lovely story. If you’re looking for in-depth teenage problems-solutions-drama you’ll not find it here. If you’re looking for a fun book to read that makes you smile and even laugh out loud a lot then you’ve found your book. 

The audiobook is also very excellent and the reader gives Kate an even more bubbly and happy voice. She sounds as I imagine a current American teenager to sound and it fits the book perfectly. I can definitely recommending getting this book as an audiobook. 

Information on the author can be found on:

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: