Review: The Upside On Unrequited by Becky Albertalli


Beautiful Bastard The Upside Of Unrequited
By Becky Albertalli
Published By: Blazer + Bray
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+
Pages: 336
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
My Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Beautiful Bastard
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?

So I'm pretty sure this book is all about me when I was a freshman in high school. Molly is me way back when. She's the quirky girl who is awesome to be around but she doesn't feel so great about herself.

She feels as if she's going to be "forever single". She's basically glued at the hip to her twin sister Cassie. That is, until Cassie starts dating Mina. Their sisterly relationship soon falters a bit when Cassie wants everything to do with Mina and what seems like nothing to do with Molly.

This story was beautiful. I honestly feel like Becky knew me in my freshman year of high school and wrote this book about me.
Molly finds herself really liking her coworker Reid. She doesn't really know how to go about liking someone because all she's ever had were crushes. She wants Reid to be more than just a crush and she doesn't understand how to make it happen.

This book is a great life lesson to those people who think they're not good enough for other people. This book shows that it's not true. There is someone out there that likes you for you.

All in all, this book is a quick wonderful read. It was definitely worth all the hype!

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