Kate In Waiting

Becky Albertalli

fiction contemporary young adult
emotional lighthearted fast-paced

400 pages | first published 2021

Contrary to popular belief, best friends Kate and Anderson are not codependent. 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.

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Moods

funny 100%
lighthearted 100%
hopeful 50%
emotional 25%
inspiring 25%
reflective 25%

Pace

fast 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

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3.95