Blog tour: Kate in Waiting

Welcome to the blog tour for Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli.

More about the book…


Kate Garfield, Anderson Walker

Best friends, and contrary to popular belief, not co-dependent. Examples:

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.

Enter Stage Left: Matt Olsson

He 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...

More about the author…

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

My impressions…

How did this book end up in my hands? I was able to access the book on Netgalley so that I could join this fantastic blog tour.

Was it a page-turner? Definitely! I read this book in a couple of sittings as I just couldn’t stop. I don’t read a lot of YA fiction so I must admit that I had to push myself forward through the first few chapters. However, once I got emotionally involved – and that happened fairly soon – I was in for the long haul!

Did the book meet my expectations? I was drawn to the queerness of the book and – of course – by the reputation of the author so I did expect this to be good. In that sense, my expectations were met. On another level, my expectations were surpassed as I wasn't ready for such an emotional roller coaster. I did predict how it would end pretty early on but that didn't spoil my reading experience as the journey was one to savour.

Three words to describe it. Refreshing. Cute. Diverse.

Do I like the cover? It is a good fit for the book as it looks like a poster for a musical but I don’t love it.

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, and I don’t know why. I have no excuses so I will just leave you here and go make amends!


  1. This book sounds so fun. Thanks for the review!


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