Author: Becky Albertalli
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Also by this author: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, The Upside of Unrequited, What If It's Us
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication date: April 11th 2017
“I don’t entirely understand how anyone gets a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend. It just seems like the most impossible odds. You have to have a crush on the exact right person at the exact right moment. And they have to like you back.”
What does a sixteen-year-old girl have to do to kiss a boy? Molly Peskin-Suso wishes she knew. She’s crushed on twenty-six guys…but has kissed exactly none. Her twin sister Cassie’s advice to “just go for it” and “take a risk” isn’t that helpful. It’s easy for her to say: she’s had flings with lots of girls. She’s fearless and effortlessly svelte, while Molly is introverted and what their grandma calls zaftig.
Then Cassie meets Mina, and for the first time ever, Cassie is falling in love. While Molly is happy for her twin, she can’t help but feel lonelier than ever. But Cassie and Mina are determined to end Molly’s string of unrequited crushes once and for all. They decide to set her up with Mina’s friend Will, who is ridiculously good-looking, flirty, and seems to be into Molly. Perfect, right? But as Molly spends more time with Reid, her cute, nerdy co-worker, her feelings get all kinds of complicated. Now she has to decide whether to follow everyone’s advice…or follow her own heart.
Yes, this is Becky Albertalli’s (she of Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda fame) next book.
Yes, I am more excited about it than Simon Vs.
Yes, it is about a girl who crushes on boys but does nothing about it.
Yes, it does seem to have Shakespearean levels of mistaken love interests.
Yes, it is pretty much my high school existence.
And yes, I will be dying a slow death until 2017.
(Also, just in case you missed it, my friend Jen from Pop! Goes the Reader did the cover reveal of THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED and has an amazing ARC giveaway going on!).
Who else is desperate for THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED? What are you waiting for this week? Let me know and I’ll try to stop by!
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