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Hanna Nowinski

Meg & Linus

Paperback (Square Fish Jan. 1, 2022) , Reprint edition

Can friendship, Star Trek, drama club, and a whole lot of coffee get two nerdy best friends through the beginning of their senior year of high school? Find out in this debut YA novel from Swoon Reads author, Hanna Nowinski.

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. . . .

From crowdsourced young adult imprint Swoon Reads comes Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski, a fun friendship story about two quirky teens who must learn to get out of their comfort zones and take risks―even if that means joining the drama club, making new friends, and learning how to stand on your own.

Praise for Meg & Linus:

"Friendship . . . is the crux of the story and it’s what will stay with you long after the book is done. Meg & Linus is ultimately a lighthearted, low angst look at holding onto friends and growing up. . . . It’s exactly the sort of relevant and positive portrayal that is needed." ―Teen Vogue

"An entertaining coming-of-age story about two queer best friends and their efforts to navigate love, friendship, and the drama of high school. . . The characters in the book are charming and endearing, providing validation for all those who identify as geeky and queer. . . Imbued with sympathetic characters and solid queer representation, Meg and Linus provides a well-crafted story filled with wit and humanity." ―Lambda Literary

"Meg and Linus’s romantic lives take center stage, but first-time author Nowinski also addresses the difficulty of being queer in a small town, where pursuing a relationship requires confidence, and can involve a fear of outing or offending―all of which comes into play as Meg reflects on her past and Linus considers the possibility of a future with Danny." ―Publishers Weekly

"Readers experience [Meg's] pain and Linus’ uncertainties as the story moves back and forth between their respective perspectives. . . . this is one of the rare LGBTQ books to feature both a gay boy and a lesbian who are friends." ―Booklist

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