Review: Meet Me In Outer Space by Melinda Grace

When I saw Meet Me In Outer Space come through my email, I knew I needed to read it. Honestly, I wasn’t disappointed!

Meet Me In Outer Space CoverSmart and unflinching, this #OwnVoices debut contemporary novel stars an ambitious college student who refuses to be defined by her central auditory processing disorder.

Edie Kits has a learning disability. Well, not a learning disability exactly, but a disability that impacts her learning. It isn’t visible, it isn’t obvious, and it isn’t something she likes to advertise.

And for three semesters of college, her hard work and perseverance have carried her through. Edie thinks she has her disability under control until she meets her match with a French 102 course and a professor unwilling to help her out.

Edie finds herself caught between getting the help she needs and convincing her professor that she isn’t looking for an easy out. Luckily for Edie, she has an amazing best friend, Serena, who is willing to stitch together a plan to ensure Edie’s success. And then there’s Hudson, the badly dressed but undoubtedly adorable TA in her French class who finds himself pulled into her orbit…

Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, Meet Me in Outer Space is a sweet, heartachingly real story of love and college life by debut author Melinda Grace. (Goodreads)Goodreads

I received an eARC of Meet Me In Outer Space via Xpresso Tours in exchange for an honest review.

The rep for Edie’s central auditory processing disorder was really realistic, as someone who also has one. I also thought that the way the story handled it was really respectful.

I really enjoyed the way that Edie’s friends were almost a larger part of the story than her romance was – the way that she and Serena made every effort to support each other and call each other out on their shenanigans was really lovely to read. Edie’s enthusiasm for their intramural volleyball team was frankly adorable.

I would have liked a little bit more of seeing Edie’s work as a fashion student and to see why she wanted to go to Paris so badly, since it was clearly so important to her. Overall, though, I really enjoyed it and look forward to seeing what Melinda Grace comes out with next!

You can pick up a copy on Amazon!

Title: Meet Me In Outer Space

Author: Melinda Grace

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Length: 272 Pages

Release Date: March 12, 2019

Rating: Recommended

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Fiction

Representation: ownvoices character with a central auditory processing disorder

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