Leah on the Offbeat (Paperback)

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Creekwood's most infamous group of teens is back in Leah on the Offbeat. Picking up where Simon vs. left off, Leah Burke and her friends are just trying to survive senior year. Crushes, colleges, and cliques all test the limits of the tight knit group, causing it to fracture in unexpected ways. What happens, however, when those fractures fuse together again in a way Leah never thought possible? Becky Albertalli manages to once again capture the struggles many high schoolers face day in and day out in a ways we can all relate to. Add in the fact that Leah is a wonderfully unapologetic fat girl, and you have the perfect novel that I wish I could have had as a teen.  — From Heather H.'s Picks (page 4)


#1 New York Times bestseller! Goodreads Choice Award for the best young adult novel of the year!

In this sequel to the acclaimed Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—now a major motion picture, Love, Simon—we follow Simon’s BFF Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, first love, and senior year angst.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic.

She’s an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high.

It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

Plus don't miss Yes No Maybe So, Becky Albertalli's and Aisha Saeed's heartwarming and hilarious new novel, coming in 2020! 

About the Author

Becky Albertalli is the number one New York Times bestselling author of William C. Morris Award winner and National Book Award longlist title Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (now a major motion picture, Love, Simon); The Upside of Unrequited; Leah on the Offbeat; the Simonverse novella Love, Creekwood; What If It’s Us (cowritten with Adam Silvera); Yes No Maybe So (cowritten with Aisha Saeed); and most recently, Kate in Waiting. Becky lives with her family in Atlanta. You can visit her online at www.beckyalbertalli.com.

Praise For…

“Albertalli has a fantastic ear for voice, and it’s beautifully on display in Leah’s funny, wry, and vulnerable first-person narrative. Everything Albertalli already did so well in Simon she’s improved upon here, and fans of the first book will be utterly smitten with Leah.” — Booklist (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062643810
ISBN-10: 0062643819
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: May 7th, 2019
Pages: 368
Language: English