This month’s LGBTQ young adult pick is superb. Can friendship, Star Trek, drama club, and a whole lot of coffee get two nerdy best friends through the beginning of their senior year of high school?
Meg and Linus are best friends bound by a shared love of school, a coffee obsession, and being queer. It’s not always easy to be the nerdy lesbian or gay kid in a suburban town. But they have each other, and a few Star Trek box sets. They’re pretty happy.
But then Sophia, Meg’s long-time girlfriend, breaks up with Meg. Linus starts tutoring the totally dreamy new kid, Danny—and Meg thinks setting them up is the perfect project to distract herself from her own heartbreak. But Linus isn’t so sure Danny even likes guys, and maybe Sophia isn’t quite as out of the picture as Meg thought she was.
Nowinski’s narrative which alternates between the perspectives of passionate, anxious, chubby gay nerd Linus, who has a desperate secret crush on barista Danny, and his similarly nerdy and theatre-loving best friend, Meg is a fun friendship story about two quirky teens who must learn to get out of their comfort zones and take risks, even if that means joining the drama club, making new friends, and learning how to stand on your own.
Out now, £15. Hardback
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