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Leah on the Offbeat
Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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ilyssa.g
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Finished this #audiobook yesterday! I love the character of Leah. I find her to be so relatable. She has a similar sense of humor and struggles to mine. I do wish the narrator had shown more changes in her voice and emotional depth throughout the book though.

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Cinfhen
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#SeptemberSins Even though I‘m NOT a fan of YA every so often a YA book really knocks me out. I enjoyed Love, Simon ( the movie) and I‘m looking forward to reading this sequel about his friend Leah. A recent #KindleDeal #YouCantStopTheBeat

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TheLibrarian
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#ebookdeal alert - I really enjoyed Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and look forward to this one.

#kindledeal

GypsyKat I liked this one! 2mo
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babyruth2510
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Panpan

I wanted to like this book, truly I did... but Leah annoyed the crap out of me. Maybe it is because I'm not 16 anymore but I just found her rude and just too much. There were some good moments in the book and some sweet friendships but not enough for me to recommend the book. It made me sad because I liked Simon's story and had high Hope's for this book too.

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rachelsbrittain
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Becky Albertalli is the sweetest human being and I fangirled no small amount 😍

Scochrane26 That‘s very cool! Would love to meet her. 2mo
swishandflick 😍 2mo
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Aaronlisa
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I read this Aug 3-4 and gave it 4 ⭐️ on Good Reads. I really like the character of Leah. And I liked the chance to revisit these characters again. The book does have something‘s that I either felt were problematic or I didn‘t like but I found Leah to be relatable and the book was fun to read. In fact I think I liked this one a little more than the first book.

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RosaS
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Mehso-so

Leah and I took the train today and I managed to finish this. I have mixed feelings about it because some parts were very relatable but at points the scene changes felt a little weird giving the story a little disjointed feeling which I didn‘t love. Overall an enjoyable read but I think it had the potential to be better.

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Sarz
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3.5 ⭐
I liked this but nowhere near as much as Simon vs the Homosapien Agenda. I felt like Albertalli was going for the same vibe but it fell short. Leah just isn't a likeable character in the same way Simon is. Plus, I didn't feel that this Leah was consistent with the Leah in the first book.

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GypsyKat
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This is my July reading wrap up. Lots of good reading this month. 14 books total. 🏖☀️📖

Leilani I didn‘t know Stranger Things was a book!! Cool 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A fabulous month! 💕📚💕 3mo
GypsyKat @Leilani It‘s a graphic novel that takes place in the upside-down while Will was there. I really enjoyed it! 3mo
GypsyKat @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks! I really enjoyed this reading month! 🥰 3mo
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GypsyKat
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In spite of how long it took me to read this, I actually liked it a lot! Not as much as the first book in the series, but it had the same awkward sweet feel to it. If there‘s a third book, I‘ll definitely read that one as well. This was cute and fun! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Prairiegirl_reading There is a third that is related. 3mo
GypsyKat @Prairiegirl_reading That‘s been on my TBR for ages, but I didn‘t know they were related at all. Cool! 3mo
Prairiegirl_reading @GypsyKat yeah it‘s not really a sequel but a recurring character. It‘s cute. Simon is my favourite though. 😄 3mo
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RosaS
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Got this from the library today and started reading it before bed and now I realise that that was a mistake because I don‘t actually want to sleep but to keep reading😂

emilyrose_x I love this book! 3mo
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GypsyKat
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I‘ve been really busy lately and I‘m honestly kind of burnt out right now. I‘ve done a lot of people-ing lately and I seriously feel like I need a week in a cave to recover. Social hangover. I‘ve mostly just been listening to audiobooks lately, but I‘m doing some physical reading tonight.

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GypsyKat
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Halfway check in. Close to nine hours in today, and that‘s honestly more than I thought I would do. I know I won‘t make the goal this time, but it‘s still fun to play along. 😊⏱📚 #24in48

UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
RebL Same! Nice work to us both. 3mo
Mollyanna Nicely done! 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
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GypsyKat
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Hahaha!!! I was just talking with someone about how I have absolutely ZERO poker face! Like, I cannot hide what I‘m thinking because my face is a straight up snitch! 😂

This book has been making me laugh! 😄 #24in48

C.Perone I'm the same way🙇‍♀️ 3mo
That-Bookish-Hiker My face tells all too which is why I am terrible at lying lol. I‘m ok with that. 3mo
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GypsyKat
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It‘s cooled down a little bit, so I‘m attempting to read outside for a little while. #24in48

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Sunshine131
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Mehso-so

Maybe I'm being unfair, but compared to Ms. Albertalli's other books, I didn't find it quite so good. I'm reading again, and enjoying more this time, but overall Leah is less tough and more just... rude, especially about her moms new relationship. I didn't hate it, and I enjoyed the simple high school setting as well as the realistic build up to the main couple, who I won't talk about too much here, in case some a y'all decide to read it. 3/5

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GypsyKat
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The first round of the #24in48readathon is done for me. I need sleep. 😴💤

#24in48 @24in48

Mollyanna Nice start! Happy readathoning! 3mo
GypsyKat @Mollyanna Thank you! (edited) 3mo
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GypsyKat
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My Kindle case matches my current paperback read. It makes me not want to finish the tagged book so I can keep carrying them around together. 😂

LitLogophile How aesthetic 😍 3mo
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GypsyKat
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Starting a new book today. Happy Tuesday, everyone!

#MugsOfLitsy

SauerPatch Wrong. Happiness is a cup of coffee, a really good book, AND a cannoli! 😍😋 3mo
Bookzombie That cannoli looks so good! 🤤 3mo
emilyrose_x I love the bookmark too! 3mo
GypsyKat @SauerPatch @Bookzombie Haha! It really was delicious! 😋 3mo
GypsyKat @emilyrose_x Thanks! I love it too! It was a gift from a fellow Litten. ❤️ 3mo
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mmseiple
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Something in English for a change! : ) It‘s a little weird to read in my native language sometimes, because I forget how much faster I can read. Bought this on a whim last week, and it‘s a cute, quick read. The author does a great job capturing the narrator‘s voice - she reminded me a lot of my best friend in college. This is a sequel, and I haven‘t read the first one. It can be read alone, but beware there are definitely spoilers!

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cassiecharman
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The best part of being in love

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ninergrl6
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I didn't set out with a #PrideMonth theme in mind, yet that's where books have taken me. It's been yrs since I read Simon vs... but I've watched the movie Love, Simon about 5 times in the past 2 weeks, so I couldn't help picturing/hearing the movie cast in my head while reading this book. I love this world & Albertalli's style though I don't know how "true to character" the relationship developments are. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #ya #teachersoflitsy #summerreading

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the-woman-who-read-everything
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Happy pride month, Littens!

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thebluestocking
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This book was a disappointment for me. While I sometimes liked Leah‘s badass attitude, I felt that she was just outright rude most of the time and that Albertalli manipulated the characters from Simon in order to fit into the boxes for this book. I had no buy in for Leah/Abby after Abby/Nick.

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j.rye
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Solid 3/5. This was a fun light read. I appreciated the humor and honesty that comes with being a teenager.

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j.rye
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I‘ve been slacking on actual reading because it‘s spring and life is crazy 🤦🏻‍♀️ but at least I‘m sort of enjoying audiobooks lately! I am really loving Leah and the other characters in this book.

And in other news, I present the proof why I don‘t have time to sit down with a physical book; even park visits end in chaos.

Crazeedi This is great! I love this picture! 5mo
j.rye Me too 🤣 but it was interesting riding home with two boys in their skivvies. Hahahahaha. 5mo
TK421 Ha! I was like that ages ago.😁 5mo
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Soubhiville 🤣😂😱 5mo
Kaylamburson 😂🤣😂🤣 this is so great. Glad they're having fun! 5mo
Kaye Looks like they had fun. 😉 5mo
Cortg We always said, the dirtier the kids were at the end of the day, the better the day was! Enjoy them while there young! Books will always be around ❤️ 5mo
Smrloomis Awesome! 😆 5mo
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mandi1082
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This was a quick read. There was some parts that made me laugh. I liked some of the characters but not all.I felt like there was no development to it. Everything happened quick and fast and really unrealistic to it. Leah was just a little annoying and so unsure about everything that was going on in her life. I could go on and on about this book but gave it
3⭐⭐⭐🤷‍♀️

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Sresendez12
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Mehso-so

This may be an unpopular opinion, but I didn‘t love this one nearly as much as I loved Love, Simon. It may be what I feel was an excessive use of the F word (don‘t get me wrong, I do my fair share of cussing, but never that much and especially not when I was in high school.) Overall, it was still a good read and kept me entertained. #booked2019 #featuresamusician

Cinfhen Oppps: sorry I missed this post but it‘s now been “officially” recorded 👍🏻😂 5mo
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Natilovesbooks
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Omg I loved this book so much!! It was my first time reading a Becky Albertalli book so I didn't know what to expect going in but it was just so funny and relatable. I knew I was in love with this book from the first page. This definitely makes me want to check out some of her other books.

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AutumnAuroraRain95
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4/5 Stars. Leah is one of those characters that you start off not liking her, but along the way you see why she is the way she is, and you start to like her. Was not expecting the ending, but I was pleasantly surprised!

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Elma
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vkois88 I loved this book! 8mo
JoScho 💗💗💗 8mo
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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I loved this even more on the reread! In addition to identifying with the #BiRep, the #PlusSizeMC, and Leah‘s economic situation, this time, I found a better appreciation for the overall structure, noticed more details about the supporting characters, and I took more time to contemplate the relationships between Leah and Abby, and her mother, and her other friends. It was a great reread. I will definitely revisit this coming of age story!

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Chelleo
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Mehso-so

Sadly, this was just an ok read for me. I was expecting more but Leah sorta worked my nerves....actually, most of the cast did.

⭐️⭐️💫 🎧 2019.02.13

mariaku21 I felt like that too by the end. It wasn't bad but I guess I just hoped for more. 8mo
hermyknee I felt like it was kind of a let down after reading Simon 8mo
WomanistBibliophile I preferred it to Simon! 8mo
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jesseastin
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I feel like I‘ve made the reading transition from the slew of middle readers to YA books. One of these days I might actually get back to reading grown up books😄.This is in the “Love, Simon” series, with the same characters, but told from Simon‘s friend, Leah‘s point of view during senior year. Leah is prickly, socially awkward, and honestly less easy to like immediately.Funny prom dinner reservation scene. I enjoyed this one.

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madamereadsalot1
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When you've had a rough week, it is amazing what unexpected, just because, love from a new friend can do! So thankful for @Kayla.Adriena and for Litsy for connecting us! Not because of the gifts, but because she's an awesome person! Stay warm friend and I hope your birthday present finds you well! 😘

Kayla.Adriena 💗💗💗 8mo
Kayla.Adriena I thought that ornament with fluff inside was so cool that's why i asked you if you liked birds 😆 8mo
madamereadsalot1 Lol!! I was wondering why you asked! I love it!! I really enjoy rustic, reclaimed stuff! I'm trying to decide where I want to hang it right now. 8mo
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xicanti
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I won't finish my current read tonight, so I might as well post my January stats. I'm super happy with the reduction to La TBR. Yay, smaller numbers!

This is the first month in about ten years where I read mostly Americans. That's largely because I plan to read zero Americans in February and I wanted to squeeze in some highly anticipated stuff before then. I didn't get to everything I was keen on, but the books'll still be there in March.

xicanti Also: I didn't have any new-to-me 5-star reads, but the tagged book, KINGDOM OF ASH by Sarah J. Maas, and ROUGH TERRAIN by Annabeth Albert were all 4.5ers. 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Holy Moly! 😯📚💕 8mo
xicanti @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I don't even know how the total got that high. I was gonna focus on chunksters this month. 8mo
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Slajaunie Do you sleep?!?! 8mo
xicanti @Slajaunie I read a lot of comics and prose works under 275 pages, and I read things like nonfiction and short story collections concurrently with whatever novel I'm on. 8mo
Slajaunie That makes sense but still amazing! 🎉 8mo
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glitterkitty459
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Been obsessed recently with this free color-by-number app- it's called Happy Color 😍

I have mixed feelings about this book...
What I liked: I LOVE Leah and Simon of course. There were some super hilarious and iconic scenes 😂, and it's narrated by Barb! (Aka Shannon Purser)
What I didn't like: a little bit too much swearing and the drama was pretty exhausting by the end

Overall good!
#audiobooks #audiocoloring #ya #lgbt

shadowspeak17 I love that app! ❤️ 9mo
Monica5 OMG! I have the app, too. I love it❤ 9mo
minkyb I just downloaded the app. 2 hours gone. 😳 7mo
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Stephaniereads1
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I love Becky Albertalli books. When you feel down pick up one her books. She makes me happy and she believes in diversity! Bonus!

CoffeeNBooks I love Becky Albertalli! 9mo
Stephaniereads1 Right I need a million more books! 9mo
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LazyLimaLife
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Loved this! It had me at Slytherin Rory Gilmore.

Stephaniereads1 Same!!!😍😍😍 9mo
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xicanti
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One time, a friend and I talked YA over cupcakes. "I love Rainbow Rowell because it's like she writes my life," she said. "I mean, it's not my life, but it IS. I don't know how she does it."

That's how I feel about Becky Albertalli.

Leah's life isn't mine, any more than Simon's was, but in all the ways that counts it absolutely IS. I mean, wow. The emotions in play, the characters' reactions, the sensory details... she nails it all. 4.5 stars.

Elma I don't think I've ever related to a book more than this one. 9mo
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whatsthEStorey
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I don‘t know how to rate this book, so I‘m not going to. Major points for diversity, body positivity, and general girl power. It just reads so very young, that it didn‘t resonate with me.

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I think I‘m getting to that stage where YA is no longer capturing my attention! This was a cute read, but definitely for a younger crowd.

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I knew that I would finish The Hate U Give on my way home from work, so naturally I had to go to Waterstones to buy some new reading material with a voucher I got for Christmas 😁

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Coleen
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A sort-of sequel to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, with this one focusing on Leah. As with all of Albertalli‘s YA novels, there‘s lots of diversity in this one, and while that‘s good, I sort of feel like I did with The Upside of Unrequited — that she almost tries too hard to pack too much of it in there. Leah‘s character is very unlikeable at times, but she‘s also pretty realistic as a moody, dramatic teenager.
Somewhere between pick & so-so.

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Ravenclawsbookshelf
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I haven't read the graphic novel of Fun Home yet. This is the sequel to the book I used for day 1. There is definitely a ring of keys moment. Ps: I love the musical Fun Home, I'm glad it was included. #MusicalNewYear

vivastory I've heard great things about the tagged book 👍 9mo
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Scochrane26
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Didn‘t know until recently that there is a sequel! Simon was one of my favorites last year.

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Skeeterisme
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I‘ve said it before and will say it again: Becky Albertalli is a treasure.

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pocketmermaid
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Back at it again with the lounging and the audiobooks.

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