Looking for an adorable YA Contemporary? If so, Meet Me in Outer Space by Melinda Grace is definitely one you should add to your list!
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Title: Meet Me in Outer Space
Author: Melinda Grace
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: March 12th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Smart and unflinching, this #OwnVoices debut contemporary novel stars an ambitious college student who refuses to be defined by her central auditory processing disorder.
Edie Kits has a learning disability. Well, not a learning disability exactly, but a disability that impacts her learning. It isn’t visible, it isn’t obvious, and it isn’t something she likes to advertise.
And for three semesters of college, her hard work and perseverance have carried her through. Edie thinks she has her disability under control until she meets her match with a French 102 course and a professor unwilling to help her out.
Edie finds herself caught between getting the help she needs and convincing her professor that she isn’t looking for an easy out. Luckily for Edie, she has an amazing best friend, Serena, who is willing to stitch together a plan to ensure Edie’s success. And then there’s Hudson, the badly dressed but undoubtedly adorable TA in her French class who finds himself pulled into her orbit…
Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, Meet Me in Outer Space is a sweet, heartachingly real story of love and college life by debut author Melinda Grace
Meet Me in Outer Space is a unique YA Contemporary about a girl in college whose dream is to become a fashion designer.
Edie is failing her French class so when she is approached by the good looking TA about possibly tutoring her she has to choose to try to get her grade up on her own or accept his help. I thought Edie’s character was inspiring. Although she has a disability she doesn’t let it define, or stop, her from trying to reach her goals. I thought Melinda did a wonderful job of making Edie feel normal, just the way Edie wants to feel. I think we need more stories like these where we get to see different representations as a way of understanding how resilient humans can be!
Hudson was so adorable! I loved how much he wanted to get to know and understanding Edie. Even when she gets mad at him or pushes him away he is always there working to support her! He wants her to succeed as much as she does! I thought the banter between them was adorable & he has the best dad jokes!
This was the perfect YA Contemporary I was looking for lately! I’m so glad I got a chance to read and review it!
Melinda Grace wrote her first piece of fiction in middle school, but didn’t write a complete story until an introduction to creative writing course at SUNY Oswego, where she earned a BA in human development. She went on to earn a MS E.D. in counseling and currently works as a school counselor. When she’s not guiding the youth of America, she’s planning her next vacation to Disney World, laminating anything she can get her hands on, and binge watching Netflix. MEET ME IN OUTER SPACE is her debut novel, publishing March 2019.
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