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  1. says:

    45 Stars This was a super fun fluffy read about friendship and I really enjoyed it It was evenly paced and fairly lighthearted which made for a great reading experience Thank you to Harper Teen for providing me with a copy for reviewFirstly I loved the neurodiversity in this novel As it features two main characters one with anxiety panic attacks and another with ADHD I of course was interested from the get go I have to say I agree with the author in saying that it is not specifically a “mental health novel” as she had mentioned to me a few months ago but it is very evident that their disorders are implemented into the story very naturally ADHD anxiety are not mentioned on every page but we absolutely see how Meg’s ADHD affects her schoolwork her family and her friendship whereas we see how Kat’s anxiety forms a lot of her decisions It’s not the primary focus of the novel but an important factor that was executed extremely well in my opinion As someone with anxiety I especially loved Kat’s portrayal It was so nice to see a character suffer from the daily weight of this illness but also grow and start to conuer itI also enjoyed that one of our main characters Meg is black I hadn’t given much thought to the ethnicities of our protagonists before reading so it was nice to get some surprise representation there I obviously can’t speak for the rep but I will say I noticed Meg talks about issues of being a black teen than most books with black main characters written by white authors I can’t tell you if that’s good or not but I did feel as if there was a strong effort to make it an accurate portrayal In general I loved Kat and Meg and protagonists They complement each other so well it’s mind boggling It’s a total introverttotal extrovert pairing that creates a very balanced dynamic Kat helps Meg stay focused and Meg helps Kat step outside of their comfort zone I also felt it was a very healthy relationship so yay for supportive and fluffy girl friendships They do have their fights like most teenage girl friendships but they were never malicious towards each other never betrayed one another and always did their best to keep the other’s interests in mindAlso side note it’s the first book I’ve ever read that takes place in Canada I believe Yay for some non AmericanUK YAAnother part of the story I loved because gosh there’s so many things was the fact that their friendship begins on the fact that they both love a YouTube who streams video game playthroughs I found this concept so uniue because it’s a huge part of many teens lives today I’m not a big fan of gamers on YouTube but the fandom culture was totally accurate The video gameYouTube aspect was super super fun to read aboutThere’s so much that I want to talk about but I’m going to hold my tongue because I’m filming a review coming soon The one thing I didn’t enjoy about this story was it wasn’t very plot based There’s really no concrete storyline it’s just the story of these two girls who are partnered up at the beginning of the year become friends because of a shared love of a gamer on YouTube It’s not a huge critiue because I understand many YA contemporaries aren’t very plot focused to begin with but sometimes I wished there was just a little driving the plot other than 1 Science fair 2 LumberlegsLOTS 3 Family issues I just felt there was room for contentAll in all really really great read Would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys YA contemporaries involving mental health themes girl friendship and videos It was so fluffy cute and funny that you can’t help but love it This book was sent to me for free by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own


  2. says:

    OhMyGodI'll reread this as soon as I possibly canThe most underrated book I ever read This is actually inspiring me to create an understated shelf even if it has only this bookThis book has 690 ratings 690??Even I the dorkiest guy ever has 612 friends hereOkay so what's all the screaming and exclamation marks are for?They are for the friendship they are for the perfect sibling relationships they are for not making your characters annoyingly perfect and they are for the awesomeness and joy of my favorite winter readI honestly didn't expect this to be the perfect timing to read this I somehow thought this is going to be a summer read but it wasn't Honestly it's like everything came together just so I have the best time reading thisSo Kat and Meg Conuer the World is about two girls one has anxiety and the other has ADHD They end up pairing for a science project and unlikely friendship blossoms nourished by their love for a video game and the youtuber that plays itI'm doing a terrible job explaining what's so good about this so here's a list of the things that usually bother me with some contemporaries1 A love interest that steals the show from family and friends2 You know when the MC goes to a talent show and wins the whole thing yeah that3 O the so annoyingly girl hate for a trash of a guy why? why?4 The perfect romance I mean these are teens there's going to a fair amount of heartbreak and not everyone is matched perfectlyThis book has almost nothing of that The friendship is wholesome and it's the main point of the book there are no talent shows but there's a science fair and I loved how it was handled I'm not spoiling you maybe they won maybe they haven't but I loved how that helped the story NO GIRL HATE WHATSOEVER And finally there's a fair amount of heartbreakThe characters in this book are my absolute favorite Kat and Meg are the best but seriously everyone was great The grandad Kat's brother and Meg's siblings too I loved them allEven their friends were amazing The other thing I loved is how there are no bullies or your typical cheerleader divas I mean bullying is an important issue that I like seeing discussed but tbh growing up I didn't see that at least not in school and if anyone was going to be bullied it was me XDI loved Meg and her hyperactivity keeping up with her was hard and a whole lot of fun It helped Kat get out of her comfort zone and be social and I loved loved loved her character development Seriously the thing that I loved about her is also what I hoped she changes I mean this was freakin amazing to do in a small book like thisKat on the other hand was what pull Meg back down to earth and of course I mean that in the best way possible She was her anchor and she was always there She was brave and I love herThe writing in this book is great I don't know how to explain it but it's in the small things my attention would drift off sometimes but the book always pulled me back to focus I forgot to highlight some of those moments but one of them is Kat being upset and she tried to bake but forgot the yeast so she dumped that dough in the trash and the scene was so real to me I visualized it so vividlyI pull the white garbage bin out from under the sink invert the silver bowl and smack the bottom until gravity draws the mass into the garbage bag with a thump The thump at the end is what made it for me XDMeg's siblings were adorable and I loved them we didn't get much of them but I was happy with every scene we hadKat's relationship with her brother is phenomenal and it's a lot like mine and my sister I absolutely adored it and it's one of the parts that made the book for meI mean look how cute this isFor the rest of the school day and my entire bus ride home I sing in my head to the tune of “O Christmas Tree” O Luke is home O Luke is home It’s Christmas break and Luke is homeI'm deadHere's another thing that made the book for meIt’s Grayson which is hello amazingBut it’s not KatThis is Meg wishing she could talk to her friend instead of the guy she has a crush on enough said Or maybe not enough because that's the damn coolest thing in a book everConsThe only thing I can think of is how Meg's relationship moved kind of fast but again that's understandable with her ADHD and technically it took months but it just feels fast because the story needed to move onMaybe also that Kat's parents weren't much present Yeah they were very absentPlease you guys read this book I beg of you Pretty please with cherries on topI'll leave you with this uote That’s all it takes apparently But I shouldn’t be surprised Meg gets me


  3. says:

    I'LL BE HERE IN THE CORNER CRYING OVER HOW PRECIOUS KAT AND MEG ARE This whole book I just wanted to hug both of them and tell them that everyone sucksAlso ignore the cringy cover okayyyy guysAnd I know the synopsis compares it to Everything Everything Fangirl but it was probably not that much like either #yourlifeisliesBut this was such a real book and it wasn’t like “oh this couple is perfect for each other and they’re going to get married” because we all know that’s not true It showed so many flaws and I FREAKING LOVED IT Meg’s relationship with Gray was very raw and it was so new to the both of them and awkward and messy I think this whole book is kind of slice of life anime people say HELL YAH and it’s a lot about life and how life freaking disappoints you gestures at the entirety of 2017It was so genuine and that’s what I loved about this book Kat and Meg are both such different characters but they’re dynamic to each other in their own ways Kat has anxiety is white while Meg has OCD is black This novel also tackles the issue of race because in the one specific scene Meg is so extremely happy about having a game character with her skin tone And that kind of represents so many POC but me personally The main characters of games are usually white but in the game haha I forgot what it was called you can choose whatever skin tone you want This book wasn’t all about racism but it talked about it in this discreet waythe cover is so cringyyyyyyy but the book is so much better than what i expected


  4. says:

    The thing about this book is it was written for me Okay Not really But it sure felt that way while I was reading Because1 It has everything I want from a book2 I became ridiculously immersed in the story3 Kat is basically me This book is absolutely hilarious I laughed out loud times than I can count But I also cried I felt every heart twisting thing the characters were going through like it was happening to me And to top it off the writing itself was absolutely beautifulBoth Meg and Kat are wonderful and loveably flawed and real As Kat herself describes them Meg is the ideas person The brainstormer She is watermelon thrown from roofs and speed runs for science I am uestionnaires and control factorsKat’s anxieties could have been pulled straight from my own brain And Meg Well Meg is a force of nature Her frantic energy leapt off the page I could read her often hilarious sometimes heartbreaking rambling forever In fact the only thing I disliked about the book is that it’s only a book My life would be so much richer if Meg were my best friend Both Meg and Kat were such vivid characters that I really did feel like they were real I felt like I was part of their friendship like by reading the book I’d joined an amazingly special secret club At a certain part it was as if I stopped observing and became an actual participant in the story I think there are a lot of Megs and Kats in the world People who don’t fit in People who look at the world around them and wonder why they’re different why they can’t just be normal But there’s no such thing as “normal” And being different doesn’t mean being broken I can’t wait for this book to get into the hands of all the Megs and Kats so they can be reminded that like the characters they’re actually awesome


  5. says:

    This book I want everyone in the world to read this bookWhere to even begin?KAT AND MEG wove its way into my heart and then set it on fire I cannot get over how brilliant this book is on so many different levels The dual POV voices of Kat and Meg are so genuine and specific to them Their dialogue is clever and spot on The relationships in this book develop like real life people's do The way Kat and Meg come to care about one another and the way that I came to care about them felt like such a rare treat in a way that reminded me of Rainbow Rowell's ELEANOR PARK These two characters are both so charming so flawed so achingly lonely and they are the most perfect heartwarming fit for one another Over the course of the story they grow and change and come to life so fully that I actually felt them walk around making imprints on my heartThe whole book is full of characters to fall in love with online friends and love interests and family members The whole time I was reading I sort of just wanted to give the book itself and everyone inside of it a massive hug Because KAT AND MEG bursts with warmth It's fresh and uniue It's adorable and unabashedly nerdy and surprisingly hysterical And also sometimes it will shatter your heart But then it will put it back together again piece by piece and you'll find that by the end somehow the whole is bigger than it was before


  6. says:

    KAT AND MEG CONUER THE WORLD is so much than you ever think it could possibly be Upon meeting Kat you might bristle at some of her thoughts including most that escape her lips Then you meet Meg a tidal wave of personality that can't uite be contained Video games are eased in the mix and you wonder how oh how will this all work?That is when you have to tip your hat to Anna Priemaza who makes this imperfect friendship one of the most perfect that I have read in a long time These characters including Grandpa and the Legend of the Stone video game have stayed with me long after I turned the last page A page I kept turning back and forth hoping would appear to their story As a reader I became so invested in their lives that I almost believed I might see them again at their school lockers in EdmontonThis is the kind of book you shout about from the rooftops and hope everyone is lucky enough to read it


  7. says:

    I hate peopleEven me? Meg asks which could mean she's a mind reader but probably just means I accidentally said that out loudYou're not people You're MegAnd something about the way she grins at that makes me feel the tiniest bit better Give me every book about friendship ever written No lie but stories with strong friendships are some of my favorites Kat and Meg Conuer the World is an incredible story of friendship and connection Kat suffers from anxiety and panic attacks and she prefers peace and order while Meg’s ADHD leads her to a life enjoying serendipitous surprises and thriving moment to moment When these opposites are partnered for a semester long science project they begin to bond over their shared love of a video game and a famous gamer What develops is a beautifully realistic friendship that transcends the page and hooks into your heart Things I Liked Kat and Meg’s friendship is the absolute greatest I love every single things about it It’s a truly wonderful pairing of opposites attract Kat has anxiety and panic attacks that keeps her isolated and lonely But Kat is such a resilient character and actively makes an effort to push herself Not because she’s shamed into but because she doesn’t want her anxiety to control her Helping her along the entire time is the wonderful and amazing Meg Meg has ADHD and trouble focusing She feels like her flighty disposition is the reason everyone leaves her and that’s she’s unworthy of sticking around for I also LOVE that we get a black character with ADHD With the help of Kat and Legends of the Sword Meg is able to focus and start setting small goals for herself and work toward them Meg is also incredibly brave and fearless I admire her They have such a beautiful and full friendship filled with incredible amounts of love support and understanding I really loved the role that Legends of the Sword played for each girl Not only does the game serve as the thing that initially draws them together but it plays a role in each of their lives We see Kat’s confidence because she knows who she is in the game The game helps center Meg and helps her focus I also really liked that the way each girl plays the game is very indicative of their character Meg randomized her character and rushes in with little thought; Kat is a planner and plotter and likes being prepared for all situationsDescribing leaves changing in the fall as “a slow colorful striptease” is the greatest thing ever and it made me laughI really liked all of the romances in the story They were adorable and perfect for the contemporary but they didn’t detract from either character or their growing friendship which I greatly appreciatedMeg’s little brother Nolan is the most adorable child ever Things I Didn’t Like In the beginning of the story I had some trouble remembering who was who between Kat and Meg The girls personalities were distinct and they felt like individuals but it took me a few chapters to be able to instantly differentiate who was speaking whenThis is completely a personal issue but I had trouble visualizing Legends of the Sword the video game that Meg and Kat bond over I don’t play videogames so I don’t really have a reference point for the world and rules of games I liked the camaraderie but I didn’t really get what they were doing or working towardsI would have liked to see from Luke Kat’s brother He was a very important person to Kat but I felt like I didn’t really get to know him or see their relationshipI’m just so incredibly happy after reading this and it put me in a fantastic reading mood Kat and Meg are amazing complex characters who compliment and uplift one another creating a friendship for the ages I’m serious I need all the books about friendship Kat and Meg Conuer the World is a story of bravery and resilience and finding the perfect person to help you along the way I received a copy of the book from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review


  8. says:

    This book I LOVE this book I won't lie I finished reading it a few weeks ago and I have spent every day since trying to figure out how to encapsulate just how much I love it It hit absolutely every one of my soft spots Wonderful friendships Complex families Adorable old men Fun and realistic romance VIDEO GAMES And all of it delivered through two amazing uniue girls who simply jump off the page Kat IS teenage me and her thoughts and fears and triumphs spoke to me as clearly as if Anna had read my journals while writing I'd be Kat's best friend in a heartbeat But thankfully I don't have to be because she already has Meg fierce excitable Meg who I want nothing than to wrap into the snuggest warmest hug of my life These girls feel so real and their friendship is one that had me rooting for it from the first page they shared together Another confession I cried four times while reading The emotions packed in these pages happy sad and everything between are rendered so beautifully The moment I finished reading I already began flipping back to find my favorite scenes I'll be returning to them again and again I'm uite sure that once I have this in hard copy I'll wear the binding thin with my rereads If for nothing else read this book for the writing Anna captures the most complex emotions in heartbreakingly relatable terms I can't count the number of times I stopped to read a paragraph aloud and revel in its beauty This is the book I spent my teen years searching for It's a book about finding forever friendships It's a book about being geeky and vulnerable and different and coming out on the other side Pick up this book Full stop No ifs ands or buts You won't regret it


  9. says:

    BUT REALLY GUYS THIS IS THE BEST BOOKSo I got to read this as part of our critiue group and I've seen this book from early stages but even before editing I LOVE LOVE LOVE it And it all comes down to the charactersKat and Meg are two of the most relatable protagonists I've read in young adult fiction They both have their problems flaws and crippling self doubts but they also have their talents and their larger than life personalities Kat struggles with anxiety and has trouble stepping out of her comfort zone Meg has ADHD and her wandering mind and loud personality often seem to push people away from her But when the two are paired up on a science fair project and bond over their love of the same youtube gamer their friendship is what really makes the bookThere aren't enough books out there focusing on female friendships While there is a spot of romance in this one Kat and Meg are the stars and its their relationship that drives the plot They're just the perfect compliments to each other even if they sometimes get on each other's nerves Its a funny heart warming and very real book and definitely contains one of the best portrayals of anxiety I've ever seen So what I'm saying is YOU SHOULD ADD THIS BOOK TO YOUR TO READ LIST AND BUY IT AS SOON AS YOU CANPlease and thank youAimee


  10. says:

    TO THE RIFTOkay that reference will only make sense to people who have already read the book but I wanted to put it there because a it’s fun to write and b I think it shows the cool and gloriously nerdy feel of this book Because seriously this book is so nerdy and SO GOOD My geeky heart loved the smart and funny references to all my faves any book that references Harry Potter is instantly special to me but this book is WAY than just a collection of funny lines and geek culture referencesThis is a really great and thoughtful book about friendship a topic that is hugely important to everyone but doesn’t seem to be explored in media as much as say romantic or family relationships are I just love that this book takes the time to explore the complexities and difficulties of friendship and really shows how valuable it is to our lives So yeah this book gets major points for that And the characters Ahh I just love them all but especially the two protagonists Kat and Meg both get their own POV and I thought this was done really well Both have distinct voices and both are so so lovable And they're just so great as friends as they just fit together so well Pizzacandystreaming parties for lifeBasically I adored this book It's really smart super funny and explores friendship in an amazing and uniue way After I finished reading it my reaction was this I feel like I just ate bacon seriously that’s a line from the book If that doesn’t convince you that this book needs to be on your TBR I don’t know what will


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review ð eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Anna Priemaza

For fans of Nicola Yoon’s Everything Everything Emery Lord’s When We Collided and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl Anna Priemaza’s debut novel is a heartwarming and achingly real story of finding a friend being a fan and defining your I'LL BE HERE IN THE CORNER CRYING OVER HOW PRECIOUS KAT AND MEG ARE This whole book I just wanted to hug both of them and tell them that everyone sucksAlso ignore the cringy cover okayyyy guysAnd I know the synopsis compares it to Everything Everything Fangirl but it was probably not that much like either #yourlifeisliesBut this was such a real book and it wasn’t like “oh this couple is perfect for each other and they’re going to get married” because we all know that’s not true It showed so many flaws and I FREAKING LOVED IT Meg’s relationship with Gray was very raw and it was so new to the both of them and awkward and messy I think this whole book is kind of slice of life anime people say HELL YAH and it’s a lot about life and how life freaking disappoints you gestures at the entirety of 2017It was so genuine and that’s what I loved about this book Kat and Meg are both such different characters but they’re dynamic to each other in their own ways Kat has anxiety is white while Meg has OCD is black This novel also tackles the issue of race because in the one specific scene Meg is so extremely happy about having a game character with her skin tone And that kind of represents so many POC but me personally The main characters of games are usually white but in the game haha I forgot what it was called you can choose whatever skin tone you want This book wasn’t all about racism but it talked about it in this discreet waythe cover is so cringyyyyyyy but the book is so much better than what i expected Zombie CSU real story of finding a friend being a fan and defining your I'LL BE HERE IN THE CORNER CRYING OVER HOW PRECIOUS KAT AND MEG ARE This whole book I just wanted to hug both of them and tell them that everyone sucksAlso ignore the cringy cover okayyyy guysAnd I know the synopsis compares it to Everything Everything Fangirl but it was probably not that much like either #yourlifeisliesBut this was such a Conquerors real book and it wasn’t like “oh this couple is perfect for each other and they’re going to get married” because we all know that’s not true It showed so many flaws and I FREAKING LOVED IT Meg’s The Legacy Chronicles: Chasing Ghosts relationship with Gray was very Deathcaster (Shattered Realms, raw and it was so new to the both of them and awkward and messy I think this whole book is kind of slice of life anime people say HELL YAH and it’s a lot about life and how life freaking disappoints you gestures at the entirety of 2017It was so genuine and that’s what I loved about this book Kat and Meg are both such different characters but they’re dynamic to each other in their own ways Kat has anxiety is white while Meg has OCD is black This novel also tackles the issue of A Peoples Tragedy race because in the one specific scene Meg is so extremely happy about having a game character with her skin tone And that kind of Out of the Ashes (The Legacy Chronicles, represents so many POC but me personally The main characters of games are usually white but in the game haha I forgot what it was called you can choose whatever skin tone you want This book wasn’t all about Sharks racism but it talked about it in this discreet waythe cover is so cringyyyyyyy but the book is so much better than what i expected

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If You Can't Fly

Place in a difficult worldKat and Meg couldn’t be different Kat’s anxiety makes it hard for her to talk to people Meg hates being alone but her ADHD keeps pushing people away But when the two girls are thrown together for a year lo This book I want everyone in the world to read this bookWhere to even begin?KAT AND MEG wove its way into my heart and then set it on fire I cannot get over how brilliant this book is on so many different levels The dual POV voices of Kat and Meg are so genuine and specific to them Their dialogue is clever and spot on The relationships in this book develop like real life people's do The way Kat and Meg come to care about one another and the way that I came to care about them felt like such a rare treat in a way that reminded me of Rainbow Rowell's ELEANOR PARK These two characters are both so charming so flawed so achingly lonely and they are the most perfect heartwarming fit for one another Over the course of the story they grow and change and come to life so fully that I actually felt them walk around making imprints on my heartThe whole book is full of characters to fall in love with online friends and love interests and family members The whole time I was reading I sort of just wanted to give the book itself and everyone inside of it a massive hug Because KAT AND MEG bursts with warmth It's fresh and uniue It's adorable and unabashedly nerdy and surprisingly hysterical And also sometimes it will shatter your heart But then it will put it back together again piece by piece and you'll find that by the end somehow the whole is bigger than it was before Conquerors read this bookWhere to even begin?KAT AND MEG wove its way into my heart and then set it on fire I cannot get over how brilliant this book is on so many different levels The dual POV voices of Kat and Meg are so genuine and specific to them Their dialogue is clever and spot on The The Legacy Chronicles: Chasing Ghosts relationships in this book develop like Deathcaster (Shattered Realms, real life people's do The way Kat and Meg come to care about one another and the way that I came to care about them felt like such a A Peoples Tragedy rare treat in a way that Out of the Ashes (The Legacy Chronicles, reminded me of Rainbow Rowell's ELEANOR PARK These two characters are both so charming so flawed so achingly lonely and they are the most perfect heartwarming fit for one another Over the course of the story they grow and change and come to life so fully that I actually felt them walk around making imprints on my heartThe whole book is full of characters to fall in love with online friends and love interests and family members The whole time I was Sharks reading I sort of just wanted to give the book itself and everyone inside of it a massive hug Because KAT AND MEG bursts with warmth It's fresh and uniue It's adorable and unabashedly nerdy and surprisingly hysterical And also sometimes it will shatter your heart But then it will put it back together again piece by piece and you'll find that by the end somehow the whole is bigger than it was before

review ð eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò Anna Priemaza

Ng science project they discover they do have one thing in common They’re both obsessed with the same online gaming star and his hilarious videosIt might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship if they don’t kill each other firs This book I LOVE this book I won't lie I finished reading it a few weeks ago and I have spent every day since trying to figure out how to encapsulate just how much I love it It hit absolutely every one of my soft spots Wonderful friendships Complex families Adorable old men Fun and realistic romance VIDEO GAMES And all of it delivered through two amazing uniue girls who simply jump off the page Kat IS teenage me and her thoughts and fears and triumphs spoke to me as clearly as if Anna had read my journals while writing I'd be Kat's best friend in a heartbeat But thankfully I don't have to be because she already has Meg fierce excitable Meg who I want nothing than to wrap into the snuggest warmest hug of my life These girls feel so real and their friendship is one that had me rooting for it from the first page they shared together Another confession I cried four times while reading The emotions packed in these pages happy sad and everything between are rendered so beautifully The moment I finished reading I already began flipping back to find my favorite scenes I'll be returning to them again and again I'm uite sure that once I have this in hard copy I'll wear the binding thin with my rereads If for nothing else read this book for the writing Anna captures the most complex emotions in heartbreakingly relatable terms I can't count the number of times I stopped to read a paragraph aloud and revel in its beauty This is the book I spent my teen years searching for It's a book about finding forever friendships It's a book about being geeky and vulnerable and different and coming out on the other side Pick up this book Full stop No ifs ands or buts You won't regret it