Title: Leah on the offbeat
Author: Becky Albertalli
Page count: 339
Chapter length: ~7 pages
Series: Creekwood #2
Rating: 4,5 stars
What is it about?
This follows the same characters as Simon vs the homosapiens agenda, but this time Leah Burke is the main character. They are in their graduation year, so everyone is figuring out what they will be doing after high school. Leah is kind of the ‘black sheep’ in her friend group, since she is the only child of a young mom and definitely less privileged. Besides the senior year stress, her friend group is also moving in unexpected ways. The back of the book says à 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.
What I thought:
So I LOVED this book! It was so good to see these characters back. I loved to see the really realistic senior year stress. I loved to see how the characters have developed since Simon vs the homosapiens agenda. I read this book in one day, because I could just not put it down!
I know a lot of people could really connect with Molly from the upside of unrequited, I do get why but I did not feel the same way. I could way more connect with Leah, mostly on the part how she is afraid to not be good enough.
‘Sometimes I feel left out even when life’s moving along with me’
I loved this quote, this is the part where I started to feel connected to Leah. Also loved this one:
‘Department stores are like diners. No focus. Too many options. I feel overwhelmed just being here.’
Me too girl. Me too. Choices make me stress out.
There were some parts were I got a bit annoyed by the things Leah did/said, that is the reason I took half a star. Making mistakes is realistic of course, it is more the fact that she did not see that she was wrong afterwards. But I will still consider this book as a favourite 🙂
I need more books in this series! Give me a book from Bram’s perspective, or Abby’s, even Taylor as long as I get more!
Also there was an excerpt of what if it´s us from her and Adam Silvera in the back, and I´m so HYPED. (Also a character in Leah is called David Silvera HAH)
I cannot choose if this one or Simon vs the homosapiens agenda is my favourite.. At this point I will say this one, but I haven’t seen the move of Love, Simon yet (YES I KNOW… But it is still not out yet in the Netherlands) so maybe my opinion will change then.
Extra points for:
- Fat rep
- Bi rep
- Simon & Bram ❤
People who need more Simon & Bram. Or are in need of a fluffy contemporary that are easy to read!
Come talk to me!
Which is your favourite Becky Albertalli book?