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