You Say it First by Katie Cotugno

You Say it First by Katie Cotugno

You Say it First by Katie Cotugno sounds like a perfect YA contemporary novel. This book does give me some Morgan Matson The Unexpected Everything Vibes. I am curious to find out how the long distance relationship works out. Also, that cover is super cute.

You Say it First by Katie Cotugno

You Say It First Katie CotugnoTitle: You Say it First
Author: Katie Cotugno
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: June 16, 2020

Summary (from Goodreads):

Meg has her entire life set up perfectly: her boyfriend Mason is sweet and supportive, she and her best friend Emily plan to head to Cornell together in the fall, and she even finds time to clock shifts phonebanking at a voter registration call center in her Philadelphia suburb. But everything changes when one of those calls connects her to a stranger from small-town Ohio, who gets under her skin from the moment he picks up the phone.

Colby is stuck in a rut, reeling from a family tragedy and working a dead-end job—unsure what his future holds, or if he even cares. The last thing he has time for is some privileged rich girl preaching the sanctity of the political process. So he says the worst thing he can think of and hangs up.

But things don’t end there.…

That night on the phone winds up being the first in a series of candid, sometimes heated, always surprising conversations that lead to a long-distance friendship and then—slowly—to something more. Across state lines and phone lines, Meg and Colby form a once-in-a-lifetime connection. But in the end, are they just too different to make it work?

You Say It First is a propulsive, layered novel about how sometimes the person who has the least in common with us can be the one who changes us most.


Book Quotes: You say it First Katie Cotugno

So, like, nobody can pull the rug out from under you if you decide there’s no rug to begin with?

I don’t actually think it always has to be your sole responsibility to make sure everything goes perfectly all the time.

About Katie Cotugno

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Katie Cotugno is the New York Times bestselling author of messy, complicated, feminist love stories. She studied Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College and received her MFA in Fiction at Lesley University.

Katie is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in The Iowa Review, The Mississippi Review, and Argestes, among others.

The great loves of her life include child's pose, her little sister, and mozzarella and honey sandwiches. She lives in Boston with her husband, Tom, and her dog, Avon.

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33 thoughts on “You Say it First by Katie Cotugno

  1. DorothyJ Boucher says:

    Sounds like its going to be a great story to read, just thinking of whats going to happen in this perfect world .

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