Leah on the Offbeatby Published 24 Apr 2018
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Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of 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. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s 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.
"Leah on the Offbeat" Reviews
Reread 11/17/17: Of course I had to reread this on Becky's birthday. It was even more incredible than the first time.
5/5 stars, of course. Becky's books deserve no less.
In my opinion, this is her best book yet, and I cannot wait for everyone to read it. You all are going to fall in love with Leah and her story.
I read this as an early read. Full review to come closer to release date, because I don't want to give away anything!
WE HAVE A COVER!! And it’s GLORIOUS! we finally are getting more fat girl rep on the cover and I’m SO happy and oh my god the secondary color is purple and it’s because she’s bisexual no printer just fax
MY BISEXUAL ANGEL IM SO GLAD SHES GETTING HER OWN BOOK. I LOVE SIMONVERSE!!!!!
AND Becky said there will be a SimonBlue proposal in this MY HEART IS WEEPING WITH JOY IM SO READY FOR THIS
even tho it's about Leah we'll still see way more of Simon than we did in Upside, so.....I need this. Like, right now. PLEASE!!
a plus sized girl on the cover being cute AF??? A larger girl on the cover of a book that doesn't appear to be a book about teens dealing with their weight??? This just earned itself a spot on my need to buy shelf!
Thank you Becky Albertalli for stepping away from norms in characters!! Literally so refreshing to see a ~larger~ female featured on the cover of a YA contemporary!!! NORMALIZE ALL BODY TYPES, LETS DO THIS.
...I might even cave and buy the hardcover of this book ok thats how excited I am to see some body positive covers in the YA community!!!
(before people come @ me, I have no issue with thinner girls on covers of books, but as a larger female myself, it was exciting to see a curvy girl front and center on a book that isn't marketed as a girl dealing with her weight. Nothing wrong with those books either, I literally read them all the time)
SIMON VS SPINOFF. LEAH'S POV.
look at that cover !!! and that title !!! and that blurb !!! and that BI REP !!!!!!!!
literally everything I have ever asked for