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Leah on the Offbeat

Leah on the Offbeat

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 lif... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241331057
Barcode 9780241331057
Published 30 April 2018 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Albertalli, Becky
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ISBN-13 9780241331057
ISBN-10 0241331056
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 30 April 2018
International Publication Date 3 May 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Albertalli, Becky
Category Teenage Romance
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 255g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 884282

Description of this Book

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 mum, and her life is decidedly less privileged. 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.Praise for Becky Albertalli:'The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell' Teen Vogue 'I love you, Simon. I love you! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book.' Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places'A remarkable gift of a novel.' Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle'Both hilarious and heartbreaking . . . Readers will fall madly in love with Simon' Publishers Weekly (starred review)'A brilliant beacon of optimism and cuteness for LGBTQA+ youth in a genre often bogged down with tragedy and heartbreak. Books like SIMON do change people's lives' Waterstones Darlington Bookseller'A wonderfully charismatic story about coming-of-age and coming out'. Bookseller'Funny, moving and emotionally wise' Kirkus Reviews (starred)'It made me laugh, cry and all the fifty shades of emotions I can think of right now. There is literally no adjectives that would be suffice to describe how brilliant this book is' Goodreads (5 star review)'I think I just felt my heart explode in my chest' Goodreads (5 star review)'One of the most electric, authentic characters I've ever read. . . I LOVE this book. LOVE it. Five freaking stars.' Goodreads (5 Stars)Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Upside of Unrequited. She is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children and teens. Becky now lives with her family in Atlanta, where she spends her days writing fiction for young adults. You can visit her online at www.beckyalbertalli.com. You can follow Becky Albertalli on Facebook, Twitter (@BeckyAlbertalli), and Tumblr (BeckyAlbertalli).

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book. -- Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell * Teen Vogue * A remarkable gift of a novel. -- Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle Both hilarious and heart-breaking * Publishers Weekly (starred review) * A brilliant beacon of optimism and cuteness for LGBTQA+ youth in a genre often bogged down with tragedy and heartbreak. Books like SIMON do change people's lives -- Waterstones Darlington
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Upside of Unrequited. She is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children and teens. Becky now lives with her family in Atlanta, where she spends her days writing fiction for young adults. You can visit her online at www.beckyalbertalli.com. You can follow Becky Albertalli on Facebook, Twitter (@BeckyAlbertalli), and Tumblr (BeckyAlbertalli).

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