Waiting on Wednesday: The Upside of Unrequited

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

I read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda last year and loved it, in which I am far from alone.

I’m perpetually late to the party, but I’m sure I’m also not alone in having completely missed that Becky Albertalli has a new book coming out this month!

The Upside of Unrequited sounds amazing. On its own, the plot seems fun and heartwarming. All the reviews I have read say that Molly is a character you can’t help but love, and that Albertalli brings the wit and humor just as strongly here as in her debut. Even better, though, this book is going to be the diversity mother load! It includes diversity of: race, religion, sexual orientation, body type, family structure, mental health, and probably even more.

It seems like Albertalli is on her way to becoming a YA contemporary mainstay. Look for Upside out on April 11th, and most likely another novel from her in 2018!

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unreq30653853uited love. 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. 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 a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

Right?

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