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Meet Me in Outer Space

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  342 ratings  ·  132 reviews
Smart 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.

Hardcover, 272 pages
Published March 12th 2019 by Swoon Reads
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C.G. Drews
I'm always here for #ownvoices disability stories! And this featured Edie, who has an auditory processing disorder, which was really good to learn about knowing this was an accurate and heartfelt representation. It's also set in college (I'm not sure if it's YA? probably but like, I guess Edie is in her 20s or maybe 19?) and reminded me of Fangirl! Win-win, ok. Also the scenes where they talked about space? SO CUTE I CAN'T EVEN. Overall it's an adorable book, with a bit of a (soft)hate-to-love r ...more
Madalyn (Novel Ink)
Jan 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-releases
This review originally appeared on Novel Ink.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you probably know by now that I can ALWAYS go for a cute YA contemporary. That being said, Meet Me In Outer Space delivered on that front!

In Meet Me In Outer Space, we follow our protagonist, Edie, who is struggling in her French class due to a learning disability that her profe
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Super readable and cute but I sort of got annoyed with how the main character kept pushing Wes away.
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Meet Me in Outer Space sure was a book that took me out of a marching slump. [Yes, it never left it just looms over me, the slump that is.] An #OwnVoices read about Edie Kits a fashion design student challenged by central auditory processing disorder. And she is out there to prove that no disability can hold the goodness within her.

It took me a surprise that I finished this book in one sitting. Yes! It was compelling in its own ways:

a.) The representation it gives. I am not an #OwnVoices reader
Sarah {The Clever Reader}
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Meet Me in Outer Space is a unique YA Contemporary about a girl in college whose dream is to become a fashion designer. When she starts hanging out with the cute French TA she starts to struggle keeping her distance. She will be leaving for Paris after all and the last thing she needs is to have a boy in her life, as that will only bring heartbreak.

Edie is failing her French class so when she is approached by the good looking TA about possibly tutoring her she has to choose to try to get her gr
Leah Hatch
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher.

Meet Me in Outer Space follows a college student named Edie who has an auditory disorder that causes her to process speech incorrectly. She is determined to do well in her French 102 class, and starts getting help from her French TA, Hudson. As the story unfolds, she and Hudson start getting closer and all her priorities get scrambled in the process.

When I started this book I thought I was going to like much more than I actually did. I w
Feb 08, 2017 rated it liked it
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Samantha (WLABB)
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, contemporary, romance
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Meet Me in Outer Space was a book after my own heart. It was the type of story I always adore - on the lighter side, but with some substance.

Things I loved:

• Edie was a wonderful character! She was a girl with goals, and was willing to go the extra mile to help her get closer to achieving her dream. I gave her a lot of credit for going head-to-head with her French professor regarding her modifications, as he was not quite onboard with helping her in any way. I also liked that s
Amanda Lawford
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book is very short. Not only is it just 250 pages, it only has large margins, large font and generous paragraph spacing. There are a lot of text messages which are formatted so that a few texts take up most of a page. My point is that this is a super quick read.

I’m not surprised that my biggest complaint is that the book is underdeveloped. It’s more like a short story. There was always a big time gap between chapters. The events take place over the space of a semester at college. In each c
Jordan (The Heart of a Book Blogger)
This review and more can be found at The Heart of a Book Blogger.

I’m always on the lookout for more YA books set in college, and I was especially excited to read Meet Me in Outer Space for its disability rep!

Even though Edie has a central auditory processing disorder, she’s been able to get through three semesters of college just fine without any assistance. However, French 102 has proven to be too difficult for her to try to work through on her own so she goes to her professor…who is completely
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(I received a free eARC from Xpresso and Netgalley for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own)

Book review: Meet me in outer space By Melinda Grace (3.5 stars)

Meet me in outer space By Melinda Grace
Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own)

Edie has a disability that affects her learning, Central Auditory Processing Disorder which hinders her French, which she desperately needs to pass to be able to g
Kali Cole
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 🌟

I was not expecting this to be a contemporary first off or the setting to be in college! I also loved the fact that there was French! I want to study French when I go to college at the end of the year! The love story was so swoon worthy and joyful with complications. I felt as though the story was so close to being a 5 star read, but a piece of the story just fell flat for me. I enjoyed this book all the same. This is definitely a step in the right direction for college ya stories although
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The most important thing to know about this book going in is that it is, first and foremost, a fluffy romance novel. The synopsis plays it up as an activist book a little too much. That said, this book also means a lot to me.

I shied away from mentioning this in my first review because I wasn't sure I was ready to state this publicly, but as a child, I was diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). APD is also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), the same disorder the ma
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

What touched me the most about Meet Me in Outer Space is how much Edie's mind set mirrored my own. She is single minded about her future, focused on getting through her French 102 course so she can go to Paris. But what she doesn't plan on is meeting Hudson, her TA in French, who charms past her defenses. But we need to open our hearts and realize that sometimes a distraction isn't a b
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was so freaking cute, I can't even deal. Like, don't even look at me, I am still double heart eyes over Hudson and literally everything he says in this entire book.

It was totally refreshing reading a book which could probably be considered 'new adult' based on the age of the characters and not have it entirely focused on the love story. I feel like sometimes that 'new adult' categorization is just an excuse to have the two leads have sex in every possible place on a college campus whic
Lydia Albano
okay okay okay. lots of thoughts. I’m just gonna list them in no particular order and try not to forget things!

1. my favorite thing about this book was that it was Edie’s story. the romance was great, but it’s a story about Edie and I love the author of that. it’s about college, about her struggle to maintain normalcy despite a disability that many people don’t even validate, her fashion dreams and her work ethic and her drive for Paris against all odds, and her friendships (of which there were
May 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-read-2019
Soooo... I had high expectations and they weren't really met... I enjoyed parts of this book, and I thought it was cute and super funny (I laughed out loud several times). But there were a few things that bugged me.
For one, I had to reread paragraphs over and over again because I was so confused at what was happening. Things weren't always clear... I think some scenes or chapters could have also been longer. I would get so excited and immersed in a scene and then suddenly it'd be over! I wanted
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was too cute! I really loved the twist that sets it apart from other contemporary novels out there!
Candyce Kirk
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
I have to start off by saying that I love that this is an own voices book about a central auditory processing disorder. I honestly didn't know much about this disorder or have I ever read anything about it in YA books. Authors that write books like these are amazing and I am happy I know about this now. The author brought it in an interesting way to let the readers understand what it is!

Edie is an amazing character. She knows that this auditory disorder makes it harder for her to pick
My Bookish Delights
This one had potential, but unfortunately, it just wasn't fleshed out enough. The love interest, Hudson, was great. He definitely made the story for me. The main character, Edie, was fine too. I didn't dislike her, but I wasn't really rooting for her either. I sometimes liked her banter with her friends, while other times it felt forced. I like that she had guy friends in her group; that added an interesting element that was very realistic.

This is an own voices story and it was interesting to r
Apr 12, 2019 rated it liked it

I’m not actually sure what I just read. It had good intentions and a good premise, but the side characters (besides Serena) and Edie’s disability took a backseat to the romance, sadly. It also didn’t make sense the way the disability was lackadaisically presented without a better explanation for the readers; Also that school guy was ?? there are disability services in college to get you what you need I’m not sure why she did that. Professors have to accommodate disabilities that are rep
The title and the cover of this book were promising, and the beginning gave me hope for some deep exploration of relationships and the particular disability at its heart, but in the end, I was disappointed and came to regard it as just another romance that ended how I expected it would. Perhaps part of the problem was that it was hard for me to like or understand the protagonist, Edie Kits, who has a central auditory processing disorder. If there had been more background about this disability, i ...more
May 26, 2019 rated it liked it
I’ve read other people’s reviews to help me craft my own and I’m still not quite sure how I feel about this book yet? I read it in one sitting, and I’m not sure if it’s because it’s a short book or because I really enjoyed it.

I’ve actually never heard of auditory processing disorder, so by reading this novel I feel a little educated on the topic. It’s definitely sometime I plan to look into just so I can further educate myself. I feel like the romance in this book overshadowed Edie’s disability
Apr 24, 2019 added it
Shelves: diverse-reads
The thing that I loved most about this book is that is own voices for learning disability representation and it was refreshing to see as I haven't read too many books with learning disability representation. There was something about the relationship between Edie and Hudson that bothered me. I felt that there were times when he didn't listen or care about her priorities. I had a love/hate relationship with how one of Edie's teachers and her advisor weren't very accommodating in the beginning, an ...more
Katy Upperman
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
I read the first 30 pages of this a few weeks ago, then set it down because life got in the way. I finally got to pick it back up today and flew through the rest of the book. WHAT A DELIGHT. Edie and Hudson are adorable, their chemistry is palpable, their banter is perfection, and I’m endlessly impressed by how Melinda balances a sweet, swoony romance with the weightier topic of a college (!!!) student finding ways to succeed academically despite her unique challenges. MEET ME IN OUTER SPACE was ...more
Nov 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
This was super short, and as a result, was not very flushed out. The ending left much to be desired (maybe because I’m just not a fan of open ended endings). I didn’t care for the main character. She was so wishy-washy and I felt like she didn’t really like Hudson. Why was she so against having a long distance relationship? Yes, LDRs can be harder, but they’re not impossible. And her turmoil over that (I like him, but I shouldn’t like him because I’m studying abroad and going to be leaving soon) ...more
B. Zelkovich
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was adorable. I didn't fully buy the conflict, the hurdle keeping Edie and Hudson apart, but enjoyed them enough not to dig too deep. Fun, laugh out loud funny, and a wonderful rep of both Auditory Processing Disorders AND Migraines, which really endeared me to the book. ...more
Cute romance.
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Melinda Grace wrote her first piece of fiction in middle school, but didn't write a complete story until an introduction to creative writing course at State University of New York at Oswego, where she earned a BA in human development. She went on to earn a MS Ed in counseling from Alfred University and currently works as an elementary school counselor. She loves sunshine, ice cream sandwiches, and ...more

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