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