Meg and Linus by Hannah Nowinski Book Review



Goodreads Summary:Meg and Linus are best friends bound by a shared love of school, a coffee obsession, and being queer. It’s not always easy to be the nerdy lesbian or gay kid in a suburban town. But they have each other. And a few Star Trek boxed sets. They’re pretty happy.

But then Sophia, Meg’s longtime girlfriend, breaks up with Meg. Linus starts tutoring the totally dreamy new kid, Danny—and Meg thinks setting them up is the perfect project to distract herself from her own heartbreak. But Linus isn’t so sure Danny even likes guys, and maybe Sophia isn’t quite as out of the picture as Meg thought she was. . . .

My Rating:5/5 Stars

Disclaimer:I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

My Thoughts


Meg and Linus is a dual perspective novel following two best friends:Meg and Linus. Meg and Linus have always bonded over the fact that they both love coffee, are total geeks and that they’re both gay. Meg has just broken up with her two year girlfriend, and is trying to find some way to distract herself when Linus begins to tutor a new kid. Meg knows that this would be the perfect distraction and makes it her new mission to try to get Linus and the guy he’s tutoring,Daniel, together.

Meg and Linus has exactly the type of book I was looking for, it was funny, cute, super gay and the whole thing had tons of  Nerdy references.It was a great book  that featured gay characters but it wasn’t about them being gay. Their sexuality was something that they were both totally comfortable with  and it was just part of who they were. It was a super fluffy contemporary featuring theatre, coffee and Star-Trek watching sessions and I honestly couldn’t recommend it enough.


As with most contemporary books, this one was a character central one with of course the two main characters being Meg and Linus. As I mentioned before, these two characters were such nerds and it was honestly so much fun to read  each of their perspectives. I loved both of the characters, and their stories and I really don’t have any complaints. I’m not sure if a dual perspective novel was necessary but it was enjoyable nonetheless. I loved seeing the romance blossom between Daniel and Linus and it was honestly just the cutest thing ever, and I might’ve liked just a little bit more just to see more development in that area. Meg was also starting to develop a crush on someone in the later pages,and so I definitely think  that there could’ve been another fifty pages or so, because this book was definitely on the shorter side.

One of the things I loved about this book was the friendship between Meg and Linus and while they did have some rough patches throughout the book they managed to get through it all, and really come out as stronger friends. Both Meg and Linus did some questionable things but in the end they recognized that what they had done was wrong and it definitely made them better friends. I really think that YA needs more books with opposite gender best friends that don’t turn in romances.

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  1. Oh, I’m on a blog tour for this book! It sounded so amazing but things happened and I wasn’t able to get a review copy 😦 It sounds so amazing and I’m definitely going to get it once it comes out! So so glad you liked it, Hannah.

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