The Upside of Unrequited
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love-she's lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because 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. Will is funny, flirtatious, and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And 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 an awkward Tolkien superfan, and there's absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?
I love you, Simon. I love you! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book. -- Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES A remarkable gift of a novel. -- Andrew Smith, author of GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE Hilarious and heartbreaking ... Readers will fall madly in love with Simon Publishers Weekly (starred review) Books like SIMON do change people's lives -- Waterstones Darlington Bookseller A wonderfully charismatic story about coming-of-age and coming out Bookseller Funny, moving and emotionally wise Kirkus Reviews (starred) I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest -- Goodreads (5 stars) One of the most electric, authentic characters I've ever read... I LOVE this book. LOVE it. Five freaking stars. -- Goodreads (5 Stars) Steal this from your teen 'O' Magazine (Oprah Winfrey) Touching and passionate Observer
Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. She is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children and teens. Becky now lives with her family in Atlanta, where she spends her days writing fiction for young adults. You can visit her at www.beckyalbertalli.com and @beckyalbertalli