KAT and MEG couldn’t be more different.

Kat’s anxiety makes it hard for her to talk to new people. The only place she feels safe is in front of her computer, playing her favorite video game.

Meg hates being alone, but her ADHD keeps pushing people away. Friends. Her boyfriend. Even the stepfather who raised her.

But when the two girls are thrown together for a year-long science project, they discover they do have one thing in common: their obsession with the online gaming star LumberLegs and his hilarious videos.

Meg’s pretty sure this is fate. Kat doesn’t know how to deal with someone who talks faster than she thinks. But if they can stick together and stay out of their heads, they might figure out how to help each other—and build the kind of friendship Kat never knew she wanted and Meg never believed she’d find.

Forthcoming from HarperTeen on November 7, 2017.

Pre-order now on Amazon (US), Amazon (Canada), Indigo/Chapters, Book Depository, McNally Robinson.

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“Kat and Meg Conquer the World will hit home for anyone who has ever been waist-deep in fandom, doubt, or new relationships; Kat’s and Meg’s unique voices are outstanding, and their friendship brings this story to vibrant life.” (Francesca Zappia, author of Made You Up and Eliza and Her Monsters)

“Inspiring from start to finish. Full of girl power, adventure, heart, and (my personal favorite) video games.” (Erin “Aureylian” Wayne, Gaming Content Creator)

“A much-needed portrait of the importance of female friendship in an overstimulating, modern world. A heartwarming, realistically drawn story for fans of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl.” (Kirkus Reviews)

Kat and Meg Conquer the World has conquered my heart. A hilarious, touching, fandom-fueled book about the struggle to find your place in the world—and the beautiful moment when you realize you don’t need to do it alone.” (Chelsea Sedoti, author of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett)

“A funny (and sometimes heartrending) story of two outcasts who form an unlikely friendship. Great for readers who realize that it’s okay to be different, that the most lasting friendships are the ones that you have to fight for, and that geeks rule.” (Brian Katcher, author of The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak)

“I can’t even begin with my feels for this book. Kat and Meg has everything I want in a story: humor, honesty, hardcore geekery, and characters that make you want to reach through the pages and hug them. This book will stay with you long after you put it down.” (Jilly Gagnon, author of #famous)

“A uniquely wonderful portrayal of female friendship—warm and wise and whip-smart. The heart of this book is ten miles wide.” (Carlie Sorosiak, author of If Birds Fly Back

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