Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed is a romcom with a deeper purpose. As it follows two childhood friends tasked with political canvassing over the summer, this one contains realistic main characters and the awkwardness of first love. I especially enjoyed the book’s hopeful message, encouraging young people to get involved in politics. This is a great read for those looking for the sweetness of contemporary with a thought-provoking, activist angle. Continue reading
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera is a book that is at the same time profound and adorable, and the main characters are each likeable. I especially enjoyed seeing both the authors’ signature styles come through at times, and their work fits together nicely. I had extremely high hopes for this one, and it is safe to say that I was not disappointed. Continue reading
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli is a book I have been excited for ever since I finished Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda long ago. This book is everything I had hoped for, and it follows Leah who is navigating senior year and bisexuality. Leah is so likeable, and the friendship in the book is goals. It is safe to say that this story does not disappoint. Continue reading
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli is an extremely diverse and relatable book with a main character who is hilarious and inspiring. What I especially enjoyed is the teen-like writing style. After reading Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda last year, I have placed Becky Albertalli on my auto-buy list. I can definitely say that The Upside of Unrequited did not disappoint. If this book is not already on your TBR, I strongly encourage you to add it to your list! Continue reading
Series: Simonverse #1
Author: Becky Albertalli
Also by this author: The Upside of Unrequited
Narrator: Michael Crouch
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli is so incredibly amazing! The book is told in the male perspective of a lovable teen named Simon. This book explores the theme of LGBTQ in such a refreshing way. Also, the narrator, Michael Crouch, really gets into the skin of Simon and adds a wonderful flavour to this story. Continue reading