Title: The Upside of Unrequited
Author: Becky Albertalli
Publisher + date: April 11th 2017 by Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Genre: YA, GBLT, Contemporary
Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a honest review, thank you!
“I’m on the toilet at the 9:30 Club and I’m wondering how mermaids pee.”
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.
Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.
There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.
What I think of it
When I saw it was available to request on Netgalley I knew I had to grab my chance, I didn’t like Simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda (I didn’t even finish the book) but I really wanted to try out this one.
Thank God my request was accepted because I loved every single page.
This book is full of great characters like seriously: multiple lesbian characters, pansexual character, bisexual character, gay character, Jewish main character, Molly and Cassie have 2 mums, mental health, AND SO MUCH MORE
I adored Molly. She’s so intelligent, funny and full of great ideas and also very insecure about herself and her body BUT she’s so full of love.
I really fell in love with this book, I’m definitely going to buy a psychical copy so I can re-read it asap.
Please go buy and read the best book I have read so far in 2017, I promise you, you won’t regret it.