Kat and Meg conquer the world by Anna Priemaza

Hi everyone, this week’s review post is a teen read that left quite an impression on me when I read it sometime ago. I’m not someone who likes to give away too much right in the beginning, but if you’re into gaming and all things digital, then this could be a contender for you… why not give it a go then…

cover image with blue pixellated background. large letters in middle reads Kat and Meg Conquer the World. small images of skateboard, sword, and red heart around words.
An engaging teen read

Title: Kat and Meg conquer the world

Author: Anna Priemaza

Genre: Fiction – contemporary

Publication details: Harper Teen; NY, 2017

ISBN: 9780062560803  (Hardcover)     9780062560834   (ebook)

What this book is about: Kat and Meg couldn’t be more different. Kat’s anxiety makes it hard for her to talk to new people. The only place she feels safe is in front of her computer, playing her favourite video game. Meg hates being alone, but her ADHD keeps pushing the people she cares about away from her. But when the two girls are thrown for a year-long project, they discover they do have one thing in common: their obsession with the online gaming star Lumberlegs and his hilarious videos. Meg’s pretty sure this is fate. Kat doesn’t know how to deal with someone who talks faster than she thinks. But if they can stick together and stay out of their heads, they might figure out how to help each other – and build the kind of friendship Kat never knew she wanted and Meg believed she’d find.

My review:This was a good read with some powerful themes on friendship, family dramas, high school science projects, and online gaming. There were some descriptive school scenes along with transcripts of video games which deftly brought out the distinct personalities of these two teen girls. I found that both girls were very different but had many similarities in their insecurities and aspirations. I did find myself reading the first half over again as it felt a bit confusing, but once I got stuck in, I found myself enjoying the story as it raced on later. This novel is a better read for older teens, maybe fifteen and older!!  

My rating: 4 ⭐

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