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The Upside of Unrequited
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The Upside of Unrequited
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"Heart-fluttering, honest, and hilarious. I can't stop hugging this book." —Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss"I have such a crush on this book! Not...
"Heart-fluttering, honest, and hilarious. I can't stop hugging this book." —Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss"I have such a crush on this book! Not...
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  • "Heart-fluttering, honest, and hilarious. I can't stop hugging this book." —Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss

    "I have such a crush on this book! Not only is this one a must read, but it's a must re-read." —Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'

    From the award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda comes a funny, authentic novel about sisterhood, love, and identity.

    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.
    Right?

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  • Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, The Upside of Unrequited, and Leah on the Offbeat. A former clinical psychologist who specialized in working with children and teens, Becky lives with her family in Atlanta. You can visit her online at www.beckyalbertalli.com.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    February 20, 2017
    Molly Peskin-Suso is the opposite of sexually precocious: now 17, she’s had “twenty-six crushes and exactly zero kisses.” When love finds her more confident twin sister, Cassie, a fissure develops that Molly reads as the inevitable first step toward twin division, “the part where we turn from we to she and me.” Cassie tries to hook Molly up with a pal of new girlfriend Mina, but Molly is drawn to Reid, a co-worker who Mina describes, derogatorily, as “one of those Ren Faire guys. Season pass, full costume.” Albertalli’s follow-up to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda features a diverse family (Molly’s mothers are different races and religions) living in Beltway Washington the year gay marriage is legalized. It’s as full of heart as Simon (Simon himself makes a cameo appearance) and is replete with humor and honestly drawn characters like Grandma Betty, who comments inappropriately about Molly’s weight and thinks all lesbians have short hair. The cheerful resolution has Molly finding her own path, concluding that, no matter how well-intentioned one’s wingman might be, you have to be your heart’s own goalie. Ages 14–up. Agent: Brooks Sherman, Bent Agency.

  • Entertainment Weekly 'While first kisses, first loves, and even first sexual experiences have all been dealt with in some form or another, she tackles these big milestones head-on and with aplomb."
  • SLJ (starred review) ★ "Readers will fall in love with this fresh, honest, inclusive look at dating, families, and friendship. A top purchase for all YA collections."
  • ALA Booklist "In her second, relationship-rich novel, Albertalli's take on the agonies and ecstasies of adolescent love are spot-on."
  • Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS "Heart-fluttering, honest, and hilarious. I can't stop hugging this book."
  • Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of DUMPLIN' "I have such a crush on this book! Not only is this one a must read, but it's a must re-read."
  • Brightly.com 'A funny, relatable novel that's filled with well-rounded, diverse characters." Best Books of the Month

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