Dec 6, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine where we highlight some of the upcoming books we can't wait to read!

Jessica's Waiting on:

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Title: Leah on the Offbeat
Author: Becky Albertalli 
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: April 24th, 2018 



Summary: 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. 

I'm a huge fan of Becky Albertalli, both as a person and a writer -- she's super sweet and she writes great books like Simon v. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Upside of Unrequited! So, needless to say, when I found out that this book was coming out and that it was a companion novel to Simon, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. And I mean, look at that cover! Isn't it great?! (Also, totally random, but I absolutely love the name Leah, so I'm all over this.) Super excited for this book to come out -- April can't come fast enough!

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