"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

14 September 2017

Meg & Linus

Nowinski, Hannah. Meg & Linus. Swoon Reads, 2017.

Meg and Linus are best friends, sharing a love of Star Trek and all things nerdy. Meg's girlfriend breaks up with her at the start of Meg's senior year, and Linus finds a new guy at school that he's crushing on. As Meg tries to help Linus kindle the romance, she finds things become more complicated. Perhaps her ex-girlfriend isn't as ex as she thought.

I really wanted to like this book. Two LGBT main characters, Star Trek, what more could I ask for? A plot, apparently. There really wasn't one. This works well as a slice of life novel, which is awesome if that's your thing. Also, if you want to write a book with two different narrators, you need to make their voices very distinct. I shouldn't have to double check the beginning of a chapter to remind myself who is speaking, but I found myself doing that frequently throughout this book because it just wasn't as clear as it should be.

Recommended for: teens
Red Flags: none
Overall Rating: 2.5/5 stars

Read-Alikes: Naomi and Ely's No-Kiss List, The Inside of Out, You and Me and Him

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