In my honest opinion, I loved the book, You Say it First by Katie Cotugno. Not only was it my favorite genre of books-fiction- but it included so many plot twists and elemental features that made it one of my favorite books. The book included relationships with friends, family and people the main character, Meg, loves. The books starts out with a breakup between Meg and her boyfriend, Mason, and quickly dwarfs into another romantic relationship. At her part time job, he meets this guy named Colby and the two of them hit it out instantly. Meg, still heartbroken over Mason, confides in Colby, and the two of them build a strong relationship. After the readers seemingly admire the relationship between Meg and Colby, things get tense and different. Characters change and Meg's best family, Emily, no longer understands the relationship between Meg and Colby, who lives 8 hours away. Through shocking ups and downs, Cotugno establishes the basis of the perfect plot mixed in with drama, love, relationships, and emotions. Crystal clear lessons provide readers of all ages insight into the fictional lives of Meg, Emily, Colby and many more characters. Cotugno eloquently develops and changes the characters, leaving the readers intrigued. This book really relates to my life at times and often times, I feel a connection between me and Meg .Truly an honor to read this books and I strongly recommend this book to older audiences.
About This Book
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.