Meet Me In Outer Space by Melinda Grace

Oh man you guys…what was the last book that broke your heart as soon as you started it? This hit the spot! Be still my aching heart…

Thank you Swoon Reads for gifting me a copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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…

I have what we call an invisible illness (you can’t visually see that I suffer from disorders). When I was in college, my professors had a hard time understanding that I needed extra time to do assignments because of my time spent in the hospital. This book starts off with a girl fighting a similar battle with her professors not understanding and not making accommodations for her. I just kept saying “GIRL, I FEEL YOU!” Disabilities are serious no matter what they look like on the outside. Thank you Melinda for putting this into words so perfectly. It’s much needed in the literary world! As for Hudson? I don’t know…I wasn’t a big fan of him. I guess I thought he came on way too fast and that just ruined me from the start? Their relationship is genuine though and I cannot deny that.

4/5 Stars

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