Rating: 4/5 stars
In all honesty, I really just showed up for Simon.
I finished Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda a couple weeks ago and after reviewing I realized there was a second book.
I was still riding the YA high and was scanning the first few pages for anything that involved Simon and Bram. (Seriously. They’re the cutest.) A few chapters in and I fell for Leah’s story the way I fell for Simon’s. There’s something so realistic in the way Albertalli writes a story revolving around teens. I mean, if you don’t read it and instantly connect each character with someone from high school, are you even reading it correctly?
“Maybe it’s now. Maybe it’s always.”
I struggled a bit in the middle. Like most people, there are multiple layers to Leah and I was worried she wouldn’t ever allow herself to be truly happy. Luckily, Albertalli specializes in badass endings, because Leah on the Offbeat was wrapped up in an HEA like no other.
If you’re a fan of YA reads, don’t hesitate to pick this book up!
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