You Say It First by Katie Cotugno
Meg has her entire-life planned out, when she connects with a stranger from small-town Ohio while working for a voter registration call center. Colby has been in a rut since the death of his father almost a year ago. The two form an unlikely friendship over the phone, one that they both desperately need. As their candid, deep, often heated conversations turn their friendship into something more, they wonder if their relationship can survive or if their worlds are just too different.
Told in alternating perspectives between Meg and Colby, You Say it First deals with some heavy topics such as suicide, divorce, and alcoholism.
I loved You Say It First. The banter between Meg and Colby made me smile, and their fights left me so frustrated. They were the perfect example of what we all want: someone to share a connection with. Additionally, they were great characters! I especially loved Meg. She’s such a firecracker when she’s talking to Colby, but much more reserved and submissive when she’s with people in her regular life.
I highly recommend You Say It First to fans of Contemporary YA and Contemporary Romance! It’s definitely more of a mature YA book.
Thank you to Balzer & Bray and Edelweiss for my review copy! All opinions are my own.