The Upside of Unrequited
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The Upside of Unrequited

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Description

I don't entirely understand how anyone gets a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend. It just seems like the most impossible odds. A perfect alignment of feelings and circumstances . . .

Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly is always careful. Better to be careful than be hurt.

But when Cassie gets a new girlfriend who comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick, everything changes. Will is funny, flirtatious and basically the perfect first boyfriend.
There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid, the awkward Tolkien superfan she could never fall for . . . right?

A heartwarming and hilarious story about growing up and learning to be comfortable in your own skin.

Praise for Becky Albertalli:
'The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell' Teen Vogue

'I love you, Simon. I love you! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book.' Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places

'A remarkable gift of a novel.' Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle

'Both hilarious and heartbreaking . . . Readers will fall madly in love with Simon' Publishers Weekly (starred review)

'A brilliant beacon of optimism and cuteness for LGBTQA+ youth in a genre often bogged down with tragedy and heartbreak. Books like SIMON do change people's lives' Waterstones Darlington Bookseller

'A wonderfully charismatic story about coming-of-age and coming out'. Bookseller

'Funny, moving and emotionally wise' Kirkus Reviews (starred)

'It made me laugh, cry and all the fifty shades of emotions I can think of right now. There is literally no adjectives that would be suffice to describe how brilliant this book is' Goodreads (5 star review)

'I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest' Goodreads (5 star review)

'One of the most electric, authentic characters I've ever read. . . I LOVE this book. LOVE it. Five freaking stars.' Goodreads (5 Stars)

Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Upside of Unrequited. She is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children and teens. Becky now lives with her family in Atlanta, where she spends her days writing fiction for young adults.
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Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 255g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141356111
  • 9780141356112
  • 2,112

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Heart-fluttering, honest, and hilarious. I can't stop hugging this book. Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss
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Touching and passionate * Observer * Steal this from your teen * 'O' Magazine (Oprah Winfrey) * One of the most electric, authentic characters I've ever read. . . I LOVE this book. LOVE it. Five freaking stars. -- Goodreads (5 Stars) I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest -- Goodreads (5 stars) Funny, moving and emotionally wise * Kirkus Reviews (starred) * A wonderfully charismatic story about coming-of-age and coming out * Bookseller * Books like SIMON do change people's lives -- Waterstones Darlington Bookseller Hilarious and heartbreaking . . . Readers will fall madly in love with Simon * Publishers Weekly (starred review) * A remarkable gift of a novel. -- Andrew Smith, author of GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE I love you, Simon. I love you! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book. -- Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES Praise for -- SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA: I have such a crush on this book! Not only is this one a must read, but it's a must-reread. -- Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of DUMPLIN' Heart-fluttering, honest, and hilarious. I can't stop hugging this book. -- Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss
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About Becky Albertalli

Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda (released in 2018 as the smash hit film, Love, Simon), Leah on the Offbeat, and The Upside of Unrequited. She is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children and teens. Becky now lives with her family in Atlanta, where she spends her days writing fiction for young adults.
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Rating details

38,377 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
5 36% (13,688)
4 38% (14,719)
3 20% (7,529)
2 5% (1,888)
1 1% (553)
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