Books On Our Radar: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Books On Our Radar: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

 
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli is the sequel everyone has been dying for! I am of course talking about a semi-sequel to Becky’s breakout blockbuster debut, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Leah is Simon’s best friend and Leah is getting her own book! I can’t wait! The excitement is palpable. Not only is Leah bisexual, but we get more Simon! With the upcoming movie adaptation, Love, Simon, (March 16th), Leah on the Offbeat is releasing on April 24th, just a month later! I know that after reading Simon vs. I wanted more, I know after watching the movie adaptation, I will want more, and now, finally, we will have more from this group of friends! Be sure to add Leah on the Offbeat to your TBR so you won’t miss a thing!

 

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Category: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT
Publication: April 24th, 2018; Balzer + Bray
Purchase: Amazon

Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

 

 

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