Review: Leah On The OffBeat

Leah on the offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Clues to describe this book: sexuality, friendship, self-discovery, high school

Review: Leah on the offbeat is Becky Albertalli’s sequel to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. The novel focuses on Leah and also showcases what the rest of the group is up to after Simon comes out as gay. It’s their senior year and with prom and graduation around the corner, Leah is navigating her way through the end of high school. Overall I was pretty disappointed with this book considering I adored the first book. Without giving too much away, the plot felt way too forced. This novel basically read like a terrible fan fiction piece. Leah’s character was so off putting. I didn’t like that she was moody and just plain rude. I also didn’t like how they portrayed and changed a few of the characters like Nick and Abby. Definitely skip this book by all means. There are so many other LGBTQ books out there that are written so much better than this one.

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