You say it first / Katie Cotugno.
- 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
2 current holds with 2 total copies.
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|Detroit Lakes Public Library||Y COT (Text)||33500013283643||New||On holds shelf||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||Y COT (Text)||33500013283650||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0062674129
- ISBN: 9780062674128
- Physical Description: 352 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
One conversation can change everything. Meg has her entire life set up perfectly: she and her best friend, Emily, plan to head to Cornell together in the fall, and she volunteers at a voter registration call center in her Philadelphia suburb. But everything changes when one of those calls connects her to a stranger from small-town Ohio. Colby is stuck in a rut, reeling from a family tragedy and working a dead-end job. The last thing he has time for is some privileged rich girl preaching the sanctity of the political process. So he says the worst thing he can think of and hangs up. But things don't end there. That night on the phone winds up being the first in a series of candid, sometimes heated, always surprising conversations that lead to a long-distance friendship and then, slowly, to something more. Across state lines and phone lines, Meg and Colby form a once-in-a-lifetime connection. But in the end, are they just too different to make it work?
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
*Starred Review* The acceptance letter from Cornell is supposed to be a sign that every part of Meg's life plan is falling into place, but instead it feels like the last nail in the coffin. She's supposed to go to school with her best friend, but as her long-term relationship ends and her mom's drinking intensifies in response to Meg's dad's new romance, Meg becomes unsure of everything except for her work at WeCount, where she helps people register to vote. Meanwhile, in Ohio, a state away from where Meg lives in Pennsylvania, 18-year-old Colby, too, is adrift. His father's suicide has left him with crippling nightmares, and he spends his days working in a Home Depot instead of chasing the construction opportunities he's genuinely interested in. When he ends up on Meg's call list, their first interaction is volatile, but it sparks a connection that, despite the distance, could become more. Cotugno's latest slow-burn romance (Top Ten, 2017) digs deep, investigating feminism in politics through the eyes of a teen just learning about it and unveiling the difficulties that come with communicating with someone whose viewpoints don't always align with yours. It also touches on how college may not be the best option for everyone, a topic not often explored in YA. Thoughtful and thought-provoking, this is a must-read for teens questioning their futures or their own hearts. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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