Book Review

Book Review | LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT, by Becky Albertalli

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Leah on the Offbeatby L. M. Montgomery

Publish Date: April 24, 2018
Published by: HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray
Pages: 343
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.5 out of 5 stars)


When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. 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.

My Review:

After reading and loving both Simon vs. and The Upside of Unrequited, I knew without a doubt that I had to read the latest book by Becky Albertalli. And from the start I was swept into the story. She gives her characters such clear voices – they are so realistic and down-to-earth that it is easy to relate to them in many ways.  Continue reading “Book Review | LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT, by Becky Albertalli”

Authors, Bookcon, Personal

BookCon2018 | Sunday Recap

Alright, onto the Sunday recap then!

Sunday was a little less…great for me.  I mean, I met a lot of authors and still got some great things, but I had my eye on the ARC of For a Muse of Fire so much that it was a little disappointing when I ended up with 0 chance of even playing the game of chance to win it.  (You had to get to the booth an hour early to get tickets for the game an hour later.  My friend offered to go for me for the 2pm tickets, because the 3pm game was going to have the FAMOF ARC, but the girl in front of her was literally the last person to get a ticket.)  I think I let that get to my head a bit unfortunately.

Anyway…on to the good stuff! Continue reading “BookCon2018 | Sunday Recap”