You Say It First

You Say It First

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.

Title:You Say It First
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062674142
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    You Say It First Reviews

  • Romie

    the aesthetic of this cover said romie rights and i'm so here for this...

  • Alexa

    I’m always interested in reading stories with complex characters, and Meg and Colby are both prime examples of that. They’re young and they’ve got their own perspective on the world at the start...

  • Cassie

    I didn't even know this was a thing until I started browsing through Edelweiss looking for e-ARCS and stumbled upon this. I've never read a Katie Cotugno book before, but this sounded so up my alley a...

  • menna

    let me start off by saying this wasn't a bad book, i just didn't give a shit about any of the characters, plot or anything at all in this.first of all, i honestly have no idea why even meg and colby w...

  • Nenia ?? Queen of Villainy ?? Campbell

    I'm very excited that the premise of this meet-cute hinges on the importance of voting.I've phonebanked before too. Voting is very important!...

  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)

    I received an ARC from Harper Collins Canada in exchange for an honest review.While I can say I'm a fan of Katie's books, I can also say that some are a huge hit and some are a huge miss. It's always ...

  • Rida Quraishi

    This was such a nice, heartwarming story and the characters really drive the whole story for you. I loved the character development in this book. The story between Meg and Colby was lovely and so comf...

  • Antonia

    “It was the thesis statement of their friendship—that comforting sameness, the knowledge that by the time a thought occurred to her, Emily was already thinking it, too. Sometimes Meg wondered if m...

  • bee  ?????

    three stars ∗ well this was a bit of a pleasant surprise! i initially picked it up as a cover buy (bc lets be real, this cover is so unbelievably cute) but the storyline was really interesting and c...

  • Jennifer

    3.5/ 5 starsYou Say It First is my sixth book by this author. This book is a Young Adult contemporary book.This was a quick YA read. However from the cover I was expecting a sweet, cute romantic YA lo...