Leah On The Offbeat by Becky AlbertalliLeah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Leah On The Offbeat

byBecky Albertalli

Hardcover | April 24, 2018

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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.

Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Upside of Unrequited. A former clinical psychologist who specialized in working with children and teens, Becky lives with her family in Atlanta. You can visit her online at www.beckyalbertalli.com.
Title:Leah On The OffbeatFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.17 inPublished:April 24, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062643800

ISBN - 13:9780062643803


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I wanted and more! I am hooked on Becky Albertalli, I am so sad the book is over, but cannot wait to read it again. The development of Leah's character and her inner dialogue were great, and her story was just as enthralling as Simon's, and to end with a big event like prom is the perfect teen contemporary!
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not bad I pretty excited to read this book after reading and watching Simon vs the homo sapiens agenda. I have to admit this book wasn't nearly as good. It was nice and a familiar feeling to read about all my favorite characters and jump back into their world once again but I felt like there was no real plot to this book. Like I get Leah is dealing with multiple issues and grad is right around the corner but I felt like there was no big problem to be solved at the end. It might just be me so I think that you should still try reading the booka and judge it for yourself.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I enjoyed it but.... I really wanted to love this book as much as I loved the first one; however, I felt that it was a little confusing and dragged on and on for a while. I loved Leah and her personality and she definitely made me laugh several times but it seemed to be a much more slow pace and it was more difficult to stay invested in the characters.
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny and lighthearted ! Leah on the Offbeat is a quick, easy and funny read. The characters are fun and this book is a great addition to the Simonverse.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wicked good book i say Alice Network is a totally engaging story inspired by the real life efforts of a network of spies
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good I really like this series but i must say i was surprised with where they took this novel and not sure if i liked it, i think i'm very unclear if i like Abby as a character Happy to see the characters again and see Leah's story.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life Okay. I'm going to surprise myself here. But I let this sit for a few days and I've come to a conclusion I don't like and wasn't expecting. I wish I hadn't of read this. Leah is both the same and very different from the Leah in Simon. This book is full of secrets. And I don't like a lot of them. I don't like where the romance went. I don't like where the book left off. I wanted adorable lady love. And Leah gives me that. Butttt... guys. Ah. I LIVED for the Simon and Blue moments. Because obviously. And I probably relate to Leah in more ways than I care to admit(we share a lot of our worse traits). Leah is snappy and cynical and a perfectionist that makes her afraid to put herself out there. She also has a kind and sweet side. I still love her relationship with Simon. But like, now things change. And I don't like the change that affects my favourite book of EVER.(Simon vs if you're new here...) I don't know what to do. I'm torn. I guess my warning here is, this book is great if you can connect with Leah and want a Leah story. But if you're like me, and want the story in Simon to be the story. Then read on at your own risk.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So hyped Becky is such a talented writer, after reading Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens, I can't wait to dive into this after its release
Date published: 2018-02-12

Editorial Reviews

“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.”