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The Upside of Unrequited

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Publication Date: January, 2018

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Author: Albertalli, Becky
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Ages 14 and Up

 

Twenty-six crushes. Zero kisses.

 

Clueless meets David Levithan in this funny, authentic novel about love, relationships, and identity, from the acclaimed author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

 

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 and 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 with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

Right?

Linden Tree Teen Advisory Board Member 22-10-2017 21:18

The characters of The Upside of Unrequited are purely genuine. Albertalli writes them in such a way that makes the reader truly relate to what these characters are feeling. I loved reading about Molly. She was such a conflicted character, bubbling with an array of emotions, feeling so many things so many things all at once. I personally couldn't relate to her character, but Albertalli is such a fantastic writer that after reading Molly, I could see from the perspective of people that could relate to her. All the hurts she was feeling made me hurt and that is evidence for a truly superb writer.



As a final thought, I want to mention the plot. I finished The Upside of Unrequited in one day easily. The entire story grabbed me with the first sentence and hooked me in for the remainder. A cute romantic book that was drop dead hilarious. Seriously, such a funny book, probably one funniest I've ever read. The story never had an slow points, it managed to be a mixture of sadness, comedy and full of emotional turns for Molly.



Overall, The Upside of Unrequited stunned me silly. Seriously, I fantastic book that I highly recommend to anyone really because this novel is just that good. A rating of 5 stars. No complaints whatsoever. Albertalli has talent. - Claire M., age 16

Linden Tree Staff 12-09-2017 15:31

Molly knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it 26 times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. 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. A modern take on Emma.

For ages 14 and up.

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