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Kate in Waiting

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Normally, two best friends crushing on the same guy would be a recipe for drama, but for Kate and Anderson, that's par for the course. They prefer to get their drama during school theater rehearsals. But when their latest shared crush is cast opposite Kate, things get a little more complicated than usual. This swoon-worthy rom-com from YA favorite Becky Albertalli is a delightfully heartwarming story of friendship and, of course, romance, with a diverse and lovable cast of characters.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and rom-com queen Becky Albertalli comes a buoyant new novel about daring to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight in love, life, and, yes, theater.

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.

ISBN-13: 9780062643834

Media Type: Hardcover

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Date: 04-20-2021

Pages: 400

Product Dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Becky Albertalli is the number one New York Times bestselling author of William C. Morris Award winner and National Book Award longlist title Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (now a major motion picture, Love, Simon); The Upside of Unrequited; Leah on the Offbeat; the Simonverse novella Love, Creekwood; What If It’s Us (cowritten with Adam Silvera); Yes No Maybe So (cowritten with Aisha Saeed); and most recently, Kate in Waiting. Becky lives with her family in Atlanta. You can visit her online at