The Upside of Unrequited Book Review

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Whew! I finished my last assignment for my Anthropological Perspectives course and now I can focus on my blog! Last month I finished listening to the audio book of The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, and it was one of my October Favorites. Now I wanted to share an in-depth review.

Screenshot of The Upside of Unrequited audio book

The Upside of Unrequited takes place in the same universe as Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and it is Becky Albertalli’s second book, but it is not the sequel (Leah on the Offbeat is). However, the events that happen in The Upside of Unrequited do take place between the events in Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Leah on the Offbeat, so I would recommend reading this book before reading Leah on the Offbeat. Unlike Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda that is set in Atlanta, Georgia, this book takes place in Maryland and follows Molly Peskin-Suso who is cousins with Abby Suso from Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Molly has had 26 crushes, but she has not done anything about her crushes. The book follows Molly as she meets a girl who becomes friends with her twin sister Cassie. Cassie’s new friend has a cute hipster friend named Will that Cassie wants to hook Molly up with. However, when Molly starts her new job, she meets her nerdy coworker Reid. Will Molly finally do something about her 27th crush? Molly is a likable character, and she is relatable if you have ever had a crush and feared rejection. Her twin sister Cassie is also likable even though she has the opposite personality of Molly. There is no bad character in this book, and all of the characters are likable to some degree. During the book, Molly has conversations with Abby where talks about Nick, Simon, and Taylor from Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Abby and Nick even come and meet Molly in person, and it was great bringing both worlds together and seeing how things have progressed since the end of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. The story itself in The Upside of Unrequited is so sweet, and I loved the ending. I would definitely recommend this book if you enjoyed Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and you want to read another great story by Becky Albertalli.

Overall, The Upside of Unrequited is a sweet story about finding love with likable characters, and I would highly recommend it.

$12.12 at Book Depository

Rate: 9/10

Have you read The Upside of Unrequited or Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda?

17 thoughts on “The Upside of Unrequited Book Review

      1. Yeah, I didn’t really like that one, but Leah was the only thing I didn’t like about Simon, so reading a book from her perspective wasn’t going to work well for me.

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      2. I read it too & I felt the exact same way! I didn’t really care for her in Simon so I didn’t like her in her book either. I did like knowing how things progressed with all the other characters though ☺

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  1. I love Becky Albertalli’s books, this has been on my wishlist for a while and I really want to read it! Maybe I’ll treat myself over the Christmas holidays!
    Jess //

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  2. Hi, Karalee. Your review has been done quite well. I am a first time Author with my new book The Red Lands out on free promotion on Friday 14th December. If you like the fantasy genre, then you are welcome to have a read. Should you like it, then please place a review on Amazon, your synopsis has been great to read. Have a nice day!


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