Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli


I’m glad kids today have more diversity in the stories they read but otherwise this is simply a book for teens. Not really for adults. #25wordbookreviews

2 responses to “Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli”

  1. I definitely had this feeling when I read it. Glad it exists for younger people, but I am not a younger person.

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  2. You know I love some YA, so I’m def. in the audience for this one, but…I really didn’t like it. Leah was just irritating and kind of morally repugnant (who was the kid she was going to the prom with, the one she led on for the entire book and never apologized to?). And it seems like the author made her fat just to have a diverse character trait, not because she actually has any understanding of it – she had Leah buying bras at Target (which no actual fat girl can do) and sitting with her knees pulled up to her chest (ditto). I did like Albertalli’s three other books, though – Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, The Upside of Unrequited, and What If It’s Us (with Adam Silvera). I’d recommend any of those instead.

    There’s my more than 25-word review. Sorry to hijack your post. 🙂

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