The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Published by Haper Collines on April 11, 2017
Genres: YA Novel, Contemporary
Format: Hard back
Source: Personally Bought from Owlcrate April head of heels box
I would give this book 5 for a review.
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited 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.
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!
I felt like any of these characters could exist in real life and that these characters could be real and that is what made me want to read the book so fast. I had to know what happen to these characters. I thought the book was so diverse both in reference to the reengages and the parents. I love how the sisters paths were so different but they still had each other has a tether. It has handled fat shaming and racism in a very realistic way.
I love the two plots that were at the heart of the novel of Cassie and Molly. They were so different but very grounded in reality. I enjoy the focus on their twin bound and how it changes throughout the novel. It focuses so much on sisterhood as a very important relationship on the same level as as these girls romances.
I really loved this book and hope you will check it out!
Later book lovers!