Kat and Meg Conquer the World

Kat and Meg Conquer the World

Book - 2017
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Kat and Meg couldn't be more different. Kat's anxiety makes it hard for her to talk to people. Meg hates being alone, but her ADHD keeps pushing people away. But when the two girls are thrown together for a year-long science project, they discover they do have one thing in common: They're both obsessed with the same online gaming star and his hilarious videos.
Publisher: New York :, HarperTeen,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062560803
Branch Call Number: TEEN PRI
Characteristics: 353 pages ; 22 cm


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JCLHebahA Jan 22, 2019

Great YA novel that gets friendship, gaming, and fandom right. Kat and Meg's voices are strong and distinct, no small feat for first-person narration.

Aug 10, 2018

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, although the ending could have been better.

samcmar Jul 26, 2018

One thing I've often disliked in contemporary YA is the lack of friendships between girls. I mean the genuine, well-meaning, kind of friendships where there is mutual respect between the characters. Stories about friendship often have more to do with romance, but what I loved about Kat and Meg Conquer the World is that the friendship is the large focus, while the girls also attempt to conquer their mental illnesses while maybe like-liking a cute boy here and there.

Priemaza's debut is wonderful. There's a distinct difference in Kat and Meg's voices, and I found myself able to visualize what the girls were doing, how they were behaving, and of course, the video game they are both obsessed with. It is so AWESOME to see girl gamers being represented in stories without it being a quirk in their character. There's a lot of care and attention to detail in the way in which the girls interact with the MMORPG that they play online, and how online culture can feed into mental illness, in Kat's case anxiety and depression, and Meg's ADHD. Even the way in which mental illness is represented in this novel is just very thoughtful and mindful of those who suffer from them.

I adored Kat and Meg Conquer the Universe because it's such a true-to-life story with fangirls who want to be accepted by others, but ultimately themselves. Kat and Meg's friendship is easily one of the strongest and most complex part of this story, and it's so easy to fall in love with the characters and root for them when they succeed and feel empathy when they fail. I urge people to check this book out, especially if you're looking for a story with complex female friendships and ya don't mind a dash of gamer culture.

Jul 07, 2018

Kat and Meg conquer the world is a excellent book, it shows how people can overcome their challenges if they persevere. They are video game players each with a different personality. Meg is a outgoing teen with ADHD who's parents have divorced. Kat is a shy girl who's brother has changed since he has gone to university. Both are put together to work on a science project and realized that they have many things in common. Kat and Meg become great friends and hope to achieve their goal of going to the video game convention. This book has great pacing and planning, but has a slow plot and a ok ending.

Mar 21, 2018

Kat and Meg are thrown together for a science project. Both have issues, Meg has ADHD and that causes people to steer away from her, and Kat has social anxiety issues. Both love to watch this online video gaming star which is the one thing they have in common and decide to base their science project. Throw in family, school, and boyfriend issues, along with the science project and you have the story. Just seemed like things happened but nothing overly exciting. I did like the ending.

Dec 20, 2017


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