Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Posted July 14, 2017 by Laura Mauro in Book Review / 1 Comment

Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky AlbertalliThe Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Published by Balzer + Bray Genres: Contemporary, GLBT, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover
Source: Own
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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?


I loved this book so much. I loved both molly and cassie path in the story. It was different enough but still connected. I also loved the focus on the sister/ twin connection. It really made the book a fast pace read. I also really liked the simon characters cross over and the tie backs were so fun to see. I loved this book so much and especially how diverse this story was both in terms of characters and also ethnicity. It was a perfect summer read! It loved how diverse the romances that were represented in this story where and the presence of two moms made the story even more diverse!

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