Read + Review: Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza

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This story follows two very different girls who find an unlikely friendship in each other. Kat is a shy “new kid” who finds it hard to make friends, and Meg is her complete opposite; an outgoing social butterfly with ADHD. When they become partners for a science project, these two tenth graders discover common interests and form an unbreakable bond. This book explores many of the issues girls face through adolescence, such as discrimination, love, family problems, and anxiety. Though Kat and Meg’s journey is not an easy one, nor is it a smooth one, they are always there for each other in times of need. Told from the point of view of both Kat and Meg, this book is an unforgettable read.

I thought this book was an engaging read, with very real characters and an interesting plot. There was a lot of emotion in this book, from laugh out loud humor to heartbreaking sadness. The characters were very genuine; I felt like I was living their life right along with them. Perhaps the only thing I disliked about this book was the amount of internal dialogue. The internal dialogue of both the main characters is very important, and gives insight into the personality and thought process of the character, but as I continued to read the book, it got a bit tiring.

One memorable thing about this book was the amount of emotion the author conveyed through the character during each scene. My heart leaped along with Meg’s, and I panicked along with Kat. I really enjoyed how Meg and Kat didn’t become friends at first sight, and that they didn’t have a perfect friendship. The flaws just made everything more real.


Reviewed by Sanjana, Grade 8, Twin Hickory Library

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